Volunteers Protecting the Illinois Valley Since 1954
The Illinois Valley Fire District is currently recruiting for Resident Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's.
Resident Volunteer Firefighter / EMT
The Illinois Valley Fire District is currently recruiting for Resident Volunteer Firefighter/EMTs to fill one position with a possibility of a second position in the very near future. IVFD has two staffed fire stations, the main station is staffed during the day time hours by paid staff and shift volunteers during the night and our Selma station is staffed by two resident volunteers as a primary residence. The District protects 144 square miles and serves the communities of Selma, Cave Junction, O'Brien and surrounding areas. Illinois Valley Fire District consists of four full-time paid operational staff, two resident volunteers, and nearly 30 other volunteers. IVFD serves a permanent population of approximately 17,000 with a significant increase on weekends and during the summer months. Last year's call volume was 1261 responses which is increasing annually.
Resident Volunteers work on a rotating A–B–C shift. Resident Volunteers are expected to attend all regularly schedule training (whether on shift or not) and complete daily duty tasks assigned for their shift period.
Minimum qualifications to be a Resident Volunteer with IVFD include:
Age of 18 by time of hire, with a high school diploma or equivalent GED.
Valid Oregon driver’s license with clean record.
Successfully pass a criminal background check, drug screen and physical agility.
Valid Oregon EMR, EMT or Paramedic certification (Will consider individuals working towards their EMS license)
Desired qualifications for the Resident Volunteer Program include:
Firefighter I certification
Resident Volunteer benefits include:
Rent free living in individual room, with common day room
Kitchen, laundry facilities and weight room use.
Free use of utilities including TV and internet access
Hands on training in Firefighting, Rescue and EMS
Applications are available in person at 681 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction or online at www.ivfire.com
Resident Volunteer program contact:
Application: Volunteer Application
Fire Season Is Upon Us and All Burn Permits Have Expired!!!
A). All Burning, including burn barrels, is now closed and will re-open in the Fall.
B). There are equipment restrictions at this time.
Below are the fire prevention regulations for the general public that are in effect:
These regulations are placed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and are subject to change. For more information please contact Oregon Department of Forestry at 541-474-3152. You can also find more information at: http://www.swofire.com/p/fire-season-regulations.html
As we embark of shaping the future of the Illinois Valley Fire District through strategic planning, we need feedback on what are YOUR expectations are of the fire district. The survey takes less than five minutes. The information you provide is invaluable. Please take a few minutes and tell us what you think. The community we serve is an intricate part of shaping our future.
Did we recently respond to your call for emergency service? Did a member of the Illinois Valley Fire District give you an IVFD "run number" and ask you to fill out a survey regarding the call? If so, you can use this form to give us your feedback on the level of service you were provided...
The Illinois Valley Fire District Board of Directors meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month at 7P.M. at the Admin. Bldg, 681 Caves Highway, Cave Junction.
These are Public Meetings
2015 Meeting Dates
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Comments and/or Concerns must be submitted in writing. The Board reserves the right to hold an executive session at this meeting under the authority of ORS 192.660. Please turn off all Cell phones during this Business Meeting
Commercial Logging on government land and/or on private lands is permitted by ODF and is not subject to IVFD jurisdiction.
Complaints about burning on these lands (large unattended fires or excessive smoke) should be directed to:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Department of Forestry
Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters
2600 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310
Bureau of Land Management (if fire is on BLM land)