Corbett Fire Department is an all- volunteer fire department that serves the Corbett, Aims, and Springdale communities. Currently the department has 32 volunteers with a Chief who works ½ time. In 2016 the department responded to 470 calls for assistance. Both women and men are urged to apply. In the 2016 recruiting class, two of the members were women. In addition, Tessie Adams a Corbett volunteer, was selected as Oregon Volunteer Firefighter of the year for 2017. All age groups should consider joining; currently the ages of the firefighters in the department range from 20 to 70 years. Training is a high priority and new members are not required to have previous firefighting or medical training. The Corbett Fire Department will provide firefighting and medical training before new members can respond to calls.
Firefighting doesn’t have to involve fighting fire! Last year the department responded to medical calls, rope and water rescue calls, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, as well as structure, vehicle, and wildland fires.
The Corbett Fire Department is governed by a five person elected Board of Directors and operates with a budget of $492,000. Training is a high priority and firefighters are provided with modern equipment. This fall the Springdale Station will receive a new fire engine.
New volunteers will get a chance to learn new skills, make a difference in the community, take advantage of training and educational opportunities, and be a part of a proud 68 year old tradition. Applications are due Aug. 11, 2017.
Contact Chief Dave Flood (503-803-5244/ 503-695-2272) or visit our booth at Corbett Night Out on Aug. 4, 2017 at the Corbett Grade School. (5:30-8:00PM)