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14506 Rough and Ready Hwy

 Mailing address: PO Box 10 

 Rough and Ready, Ca 95975


Office 530-432-1140

Fax 530-432-9076.


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Part-time Fire Department Administrative Assistant


The Rough and Ready Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of a part-time Fire Department Administrative Assistant. The candidate will perform routine administrative support and bookkeeping. Work involves disseminating information, maintaining filings systems, and performing internal administrative support work. The candidate must have prior clerical experience and fire department knowledge is a plus. Requirements include: High School Diploma or GED and valid California Driver’s License. Candidates may be requested to pass a background investigation and drug screening. Salary range $15 to $16 per hour dependent on qualifications. Candidate must be familiar with computers and data based systems. Applications may be obtained from and submitted via any of the following:

PO Box 10, Rough and Ready, CA 95975
Email: RaRfire@Comcast.net

In person: 14506 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready, CA 95975

The Rough and Ready Fire Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, in employment or the provision of services.

Applications must be received by close of business on 11/22/2017. Do not send resumes without an application. For More Information call the fire department at 530.432.1140.

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The Basic Steps to Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter:

1. Make sure you're ready to commit. Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires hundreds of hours of training and a strong commitment to service. Research Volunteer firefighting by reading articles and expert columns at FireRescue1.com's Volunteer page.

2. Contact your local fire service agency. Not all departments have volunteers, and depending upon your area, its population and local government, volunteer opportunities may not be available. If your local department doesn't have volunteers, one nearby may. FireDepartments.net has a directory of contact information and department statistics.

3. Call your local fire station's non-emergency numberand ask to speak with the station officer. Tell him or her that you're interested in becoming a volunteer and ask what your next step should be. He or she should be able do direct you to the best resources and people to help you. Often, departments will allow you to ride along on their apparatus to let you make a more informed decision about whether volunteer firefighting is right for you.

4. Once you've identified a department, you will need to complete their application and background check process. Screening process and required qualifications vary by department.

5. After you join, the department will usually enter you in a training program. The length of these programs varies, but all firefighters are required to take a minimum 110-hour NFPA-certified course.




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