Explore a career in the fire service, TVF&R invites you to join the team

Explore a career in the fire service, TVF&R invites you to join the team

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel will be participating in several recruitment events in the months ahead, offering unique experiences that give people an inside look at what it’s like to be a firefighter.

TVF&R will have an exhibit booth and crew ready to answer questions and meet with high school students at the NW Youth Careers Expo on March 10 at the Oregon Convention Center. Nearly 7,000 students from about 70 high schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington are expected to attend and participate in hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, and career workshops.

TVF&R is also gearing up for its third annual Career Day on April 18 at our Training Center in Sherwood.

Career Day offers an opportunity for adults who may be interested in a career in the fire service to learn more about job requirements and TVF&R. It includes hands-on experiences in primary firefighter responsibilities as well as presentations about station life, career and volunteer opportunities, the hiring process, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public safety education, and more.

Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day, participants will rotate through activity stations and have a chance to talk with education partners from several colleges and universities about their respective emergency medical services and fire science programs.

“One of the things I’m most passionate about is education,” said TVF&R Fire Chief Deric Weiss. “I want young people to understand how the fire service works and how they can help create safer communities. I also want our ranks to better reflect the community we serve. Career Day is a great opportunity to learn about firefighting, emergency medical care, fire safety, and stewardship.”

The application period opened February 7, and TVF&R will select 35 participants for Career Day. The deadline to apply is March 22 but may close prior to that date if the district receives enough applications for consideration.

Candidates interested in applying for TVF&R’s Career Day must be 18 or older and can apply online at www.tvfr.com/careers under “Outreach.”

Girls in high school are invited to participate in a recruitment event tailored for them. The Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair on May 15, held at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center in Portland, promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.

For more information about career opportunities with TVF&R, visit www.tvfr.com.