In July of 2011, the Lakeside Fire Protection District initiated a volunteer program where selected individuals assist firefighters and district personnel with those functions specific to logistics. The Logistics Section performs functions that support operations personnel (firefighters) with supply chain management, transportation of equipment and personnel, and many other logistics functions such as incident support. Some logistics functions may include picking up medical equipment at local hospitals, facilitating the movement of material and documents between the District’s facilities as well as the classic function of logistics, which is to support the firefighters at an incident with cold drinks and a shady place to sit down for a few minutes.
It is important to note that this program is not an avenue for employment with the District. It is a strictly volunteer program and no volunteer is ever paid for their services. Volunteers need no previous fire department experience and are not required to be Lakeside residents.
While the program is relatively new, the need is great and the District is looking forward to choosing some key individuals to assist us in our mission of service the community. Not everyone who applies will be chosen to be a member of the Logistics Volunteer Group. An application, interview, reference checks, thorough background check, and a drug screening is required before any of the required training occurs. When you have completed the training, you’ll be a regular member of the District serving in the Logistics Section of the agency.
Logistical Volunteer Group members will drive district vehicles, visit fire stations, represent the District when necessary, and answer questions of the public as a member of the Lakeside Fire Protection District. They will support daily activities, special events, assist with our fire prevention programs, and attend our open houses. Logistical volunteers are valued personnel and they are performing the needed tasks of the Operations Section and the command staff every single day.
Interested in joining our LVG program?
This is a great opportunity to play a vital role in assisting the District and its personnel with their daily duties. If you are interested in applying for a LVG position, we encourage you to fill out our employment interest form to place your name on an interest list. You will be contacted within a few business days with additional information about the program.