Durango Fire and Rescue relies heavily on our dedicated volunteers. Thirteen of our sixteen stations are operated by our volunteers. DFRA’s volunteers operate as Firefighters, Wildland Firefighters, First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Technical Rescuers, Hazardous Material Responders, and much more. Our volunteer division is broken into two groups; Operations and Support Services. Volunteer Operations consist of our emergency responders. Our Support Services group will provide volunteer support in Fire Prevention, Community Education, Fire/EMS Training, Clerical Work, Building Maintenance.
Durango Fire and Rescue takes our recruitment process very seriously in order to recruit the best people we can to serve our community. Our recruitment process consists of completing and application, passing of our physical agility test, an oral interview, and a background check. Our Recruitment Orientation consists of eight classroom sessions giving all new members an overview of DFRA. Once the initial orientation is completed, volunteers are assigned to the respective stations and begin working and training with the volunteer crews. The DFRA Training Division will host certification classes throughout the year for our members to receive the training to begin responding on calls in our community.
Come join Durango Fire & Rescue, providing emergency services to
La Plata County, Colorado in the following disciplines:
- Structure Fires
- Medical Emergencies
- Wild Land Fires
- High Angle Rescue
- Hazardous Materials
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Swift Water Rescue
- and any other emergencies that may come up.