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The Orange Beach Fire Department Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program (RVFP) is an exciting opportunity. The RVFP is designed to give young men and women an opportunity to pursue a career in Fire and Emergency Services.
Applicants that are accepted into the RVFP are expected to successfully complete Firefighter I/II training. After successful completion of the training program and receiving their Firefighter I/II certification, they will be assigned to a regular shift in the Orange Beach Fire Department where they will serve alongside our career members working twenty-four-hour shifts performing all of the duties of a firefighter, gaining valuable experience and training to prepare you for a career within a full-time fire department.
Additionally, applicants will be sent to school to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced EMT (if already an EMT) to complete the training requirements for the RVFP. Participants can stay in the program for up to two years; a minimum of one-year commitment is requested. In exchange for this commitment to the RVFP, participants are provided with the following:
The Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission prerequisites for Firefighter training are:
Please review the Physical Training Preparation for Firefighter Recruits (PDF).
Please view the Alabama Fire College CPAT: Candidate Physical Ability Test video regarding the CPAT certification testing requirements. This will give the candidate a basic understanding of what is involved in this test.
As a Resident Recruit, you are considered a temporary employee of the City of Orange Beach. This requires us to obtain certain information prior to your employment, including:
Additionally, the Alabama Fire College requires additional documentation, including:
It is important to understand that this documentation is required and you will not be able to attend the program without the completion of this documentation.
A current CPAT certificate is required to attend this program. Information about how and where to obtain a CPAT certification can be found on the Alabama Fire College website.
Mobile Fire Rescue is the closest available facility offering CPAT certification. You can schedule an appointment online.
The program will be held over a period of thirteen weeks beginning September 2023.
Please note: These dates are subject to change.
Questions regarding this program can be directed to:
For application information, or to check if your application was received, please contact:
Applications for the Fall 2023 class opened on May 15, 2023 and closed on June 16, 2023.