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Fire Fighter Reserve Information Session May 8

Now Accepting Applications
for Volunteer Reserve Firefighters 

This position will assist Fire Personnel with a variety of day to day work including emergencies such as fire alarms, rescue calls, and local disasters; fire prevention and inspections; and public education and outreach.

Those passing the initial screening will be invited to the next phase of the recruitment process.  The subsequent selection process will include a written exam, a panel interview and a final departmental interview. 


Examples of Duties

Under direct supervision, Reserve Firefighters will be utilized strictly as support personnel.  As needed, Reserve Firefighters may be called on to perform the following tasks:

  • Respond to fire alarms, hazardous materials incidents, rescues, and other emergency operations as requested.
  • Assist at the scene of fires and other emergencies with suppression, evacuation, crowd control, mop up, and other related functions.
  • Operate a variety of firefighting equipment.
  • Assist with laying hose at fire scene.
  • Assist at the scene of vehicle accidents.
  • Provide emergency medical assistance for the injured and ill.
  • Perform basic inspection and repair of firefighting equipment.
  • Test fire equipment including fire hoses and hydrants.
  • Clean and maintain station living areas.
  • Participate in training sessions and emergency assistance drills.
  • Use machine hand tools, carpenter's tools, breathing apparatus, axes, shovels, chain saws and extrication equipment.
  • Assist with the inspection of structures and facilities to assure compliance with fire and building code regulations.
  • Assist with public education presentations and programs.
  • Maintain logs and records.
  • Drive emergency equipment.
  • Interact politely and effectively with the public.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Firefighter Position

The Firefighter position is a journey-level class in the fire service series that performs all normal fire suppression, basic medical emergency, hazardous materials, and other emergency response activities. The nature of the work performed requires an employee in this class to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all others contacted in the course of work and requires the ability to perform heavy physical work at potential risk to health and safety. This class is distinguished from Fire Engineer in that the latter drives and operates all fire equipment and apparatus.

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Persons seeking employment with Seaside Fire Department should inquire at the Human Resources Office at City Hall. If there is an opening, applications must be completed online through our online application website NeoGov.
Click here for Current Employment Opportunities.

Anyone is welcome to visit the fire station to inquire about the application process, positions and Fire Department operations.


To be notified of the next open recruitment period, please fill out an Interest Card.

Seaside Fire Department Division Chief on radio

Fire Department turnout jacket hanging on fire engine door
Firefighter in gear near vehicle fire
Seaside Firefighters extinguishing vehicle fire