Opportunity Details

Lookingglass Rural Fire District
Website:
https://lookingglassfire.specialdistrict.org/

Opportunity Title
Cadet
Area Industry Minimum Age Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Douglas County Service 15 15 10
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
No No Yes 30-40 Weekdays
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
TBD TBD Yes Yes
Background Check
Yes

Description
Fire Suppression Support: Assist with setting up and maintaining firefighting equipment. Provide support to senior firefighters during fire emergencies. Help with refilling water supplies and preparing hoses.
 
Fire Prevention:Participate in fire prevention activities and educational programs.Assist in conducting fire safety inspections.Help with the preparation and distribution of fire safety materials to the public.Emergency
 
Response Assistance:Assist with first aid and emergency medical care under supervision.Support rescue operations and evacuation procedures.Provide logistical support during emergency situations.
 
Training and Drills:Participate in regular training sessions and fire drills.Learn and practice firefighting techniques and safety protocols.Engage in physical fitness training to maintain readiness.
 
Equipment Maintenance:Help inspect, clean, and maintain firefighting equipment and vehicles.Assist in ensuring all gear is in good working condition and ready for use.Report any equipment issues or deficiencies to senior firefighters.
 
Documentation and Reporting:Assist in completing incident reports and daily activity logs.Help document equipment usage and maintenance.Support the compilation of data for fire analysis and future planning.
 
Community Outreach:Participate in community events and fire safety demonstrations.Help provide information and resources to community members regarding fire safety.Collaborate with local organizations to promote fire awareness.
 
Station Duties:Perform station maintenance and housekeeping tasks.Support other fire station activities as needed.Stay on call and ready to assist during assigned shifts.
 
Professional Development: Seek opportunities for further training and education in firefighting. Learn from senior firefighters and seek mentorship. Stay informed about advancements in firefighting techniques and technology. 
Educational Aspect

Program Overview: Join the Lookingglass Rural Fire District Cadet Program to gain hands-on experience in fire and emergency services. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for young individuals interested in pursuing a career in firefighting and emergency medical services.

Key Benefits:

  • Receive training in firefighting, emergency medical response, and rescue operations.
  • Work alongside experienced firefighters and EMTs.
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Participate in community service and public safety education.
  • Lookingglass Rural Fire District has funding to pay for EMR/EMT-B Certification
  • Lookingglass Rural Fire Has 2 scholarship just under $16,000 available in 2025 and 2026 that is available to apply for as Volunteers at Lookingglass Rural Fire District.

Requirements:

  • Must be 15 years old or older.
  • Have a strong interest in fire and emergency services.
  • Be willing to commit time to training and community events.

Hands-On Training: Cadets receive practical training in firefighting techniques, emergency medical response, and rescue operations. This includes learning to operate firefighting equipment, understanding fire behavior, and performing medical procedures under the supervision of experienced firefighters and EMTs.

Classroom Instruction: In addition to practical experience, cadets participate in classroom sessions covering fire science, first aid, hazardous materials handling, and safety protocols. These sessions are designed to provide a strong theoretical foundation to complement hands-on skills.

Certifications: Cadets have the opportunity to earn certifications in areas such as CPR, First Aid, and basic firefighting. These certifications are valuable credentials for future careers in emergency services.

Leadership and Teamwork: The program emphasizes the development of leadership and teamwork skills. Cadets are often placed in leadership roles during training exercises and community service activities, helping them build confidence and managerial abilities.

Career Pathway: The cadet program serves as a stepping stone for those interested in a career in fire and emergency services. Many former cadets go on to become professional firefighters or EMTs, using the skills and knowledge gained from the program as a foundation for their careers.

Community Engagement: Cadets engage with the community through public safety education and outreach programs. They assist in fire prevention campaigns, emergency preparedness drills, and other community events, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and community service.

Further Requirements
  • Age: Must be 15 years old or older.
  • Education: Currently enrolled in or have completed high school.
  • Physical Fitness: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Commitment: Willingness to commit to regular training sessions and community events.
  • Interest: Strong interest in fire and emergency services.
  • Consent: Parental/guardian consent if under 18.
  • Background Check: Must pass a background check.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ethics: Adherence to the district's code of conduct and ethical standards.
  • Clothing: Must wear blue jeans made of cotton and leather boots that lace up and deemed approriate by staff. More gear required will be issued.
Lift Requirements

To meet the NFPA standards for lifting requirements as a firefighter, candidates must be capable of performing a variety of physically demanding tasks. These include:

  1. Lifting and Carrying: Firefighters must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment, such as hoses, ladders, and rescue tools. This often involves lifting weights ranging from 50 to 150 pounds.

  2. Rescue Operations: A critical component is the ability to drag a 165-pound&


Lookingglass Rural Fire District
Website:
https://lookingglassfire.specialdistrict.org/
Internship Title
Cadet
AreaIndustry
Douglas CountyService
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
1515
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
10No
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesTBD
Start DateEnd Date
TBD
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
30-40Yes
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
YesYes

Description
Fire Suppression Support: Assist with setting up and maintaining firefighting equipment. Provide support to senior firefighters during fire emergencies. Help with refilling water supplies and preparing hoses.
 
Fire Prevention:Participate in fire prevention activities and educational programs.Assist in conducting fire safety inspections.Help with the preparation and distribution of fire safety materials to the public.Emergency
 
Response Assistance:Assist with first aid and emergency medical care under supervision.Support rescue operations and evacuation procedures.Provide logistical support during emergency situations.
 
Training and Drills:Participate in regular training sessions and fire drills.Learn and practice firefighting techniques and safety protocols.Engage in physical fitness training to maintain readiness.
 
Equipment Maintenance:Help inspect, clean, and maintain firefighting equipment and vehicles.Assist in ensuring all gear is in good working condition and ready for use.Report any equipment issues or deficiencies to senior firefighters.
 
Documentation and Reporting:Assist in completing incident reports and daily activity logs.Help document equipment usage and maintenance.Support the compilation of data for fire analysis and future planning.
 
Community Outreach:Participate in community events and fire safety demonstrations.Help provide information and resources to community members regarding fire safety.Collaborate with local organizations to promote fire awareness.
 
Station Duties:Perform station maintenance and housekeeping tasks.Support other fire station activities as needed.Stay on call and ready to assist during assigned shifts.
 
Professional Development: Seek opportunities for further training and education in firefighting. Learn from senior firefighters and seek mentorship. Stay informed about advancements in firefighting techniques and technology. 
Educational Aspect

Program Overview: Join the Lookingglass Rural Fire District Cadet Program to gain hands-on experience in fire and emergency services. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for young individuals interested in pursuing a career in firefighting and emergency medical services.

Key Benefits:

  • Receive training in firefighting, emergency medical response, and rescue operations.
  • Work alongside experienced firefighters and EMTs.
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Participate in community service and public safety education.
  • Lookingglass Rural Fire District has funding to pay for EMR/EMT-B Certification
  • Lookingglass Rural Fire Has 2 scholarship just under $16,000 available in 2025 and 2026 that is available to apply for as Volunteers at Lookingglass Rural Fire District.

Requirements:

  • Must be 15 years old or older.
  • Have a strong interest in fire and emergency services.
  • Be willing to commit time to training and community events.

Hands-On Training: Cadets receive practical training in firefighting techniques, emergency medical response, and rescue operations. This includes learning to operate firefighting equipment, understanding fire behavior, and performing medical procedures under the supervision of experienced firefighters and EMTs.

Classroom Instruction: In addition to practical experience, cadets participate in classroom sessions covering fire science, first aid, hazardous materials handling, and safety protocols. These sessions are designed to provide a strong theoretical foundation to complement hands-on skills.

Certifications: Cadets have the opportunity to earn certifications in areas such as CPR, First Aid, and basic firefighting. These certifications are valuable credentials for future careers in emergency services.

Leadership and Teamwork: The program emphasizes the development of leadership and teamwork skills. Cadets are often placed in leadership roles during training exercises and community service activities, helping them build confidence and managerial abilities.

Career Pathway: The cadet program serves as a stepping stone for those interested in a career in fire and emergency services. Many former cadets go on to become professional firefighters or EMTs, using the skills and knowledge gained from the program as a foundation for their careers.

Community Engagement: Cadets engage with the community through public safety education and outreach programs. They assist in fire prevention campaigns, emergency preparedness drills, and other community events, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and community service.

Further Requirements
  • Age: Must be 15 years old or older.
  • Education: Currently enrolled in or have completed high school.
  • Physical Fitness: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Commitment: Willingness to commit to regular training sessions and community events.
  • Interest: Strong interest in fire and emergency services.
  • Consent: Parental/guardian consent if under 18.
  • Background Check: Must pass a background check.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ethics: Adherence to the district's code of conduct and ethical standards.
  • Clothing: Must wear blue jeans made of cotton and leather boots that lace up and deemed approriate by staff. More gear required will be issued.
Lift Requirements

To meet the NFPA standards for lifting requirements as a firefighter, candidates must be capable of performing a variety of physically demanding tasks. These include:

  1. Lifting and Carrying: Firefighters must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment, such as hoses, ladders, and rescue tools. This often involves lifting weights ranging from 50 to 150 pounds.

  2. Rescue Operations: A critical component is the ability to drag a 165-pound&


Youth Talent Advisor

Mary Anderson
mary@recruithippo.com
(541) 294-9306