Volunteer Emergency Responder Program


Lucas Fire-Rescue has a program for volunteer emergency responders to encourage certified volunteers to provide essential public services to our community.

Volunteer Emergency Responders

To be qualified as a volunteer emergency responder, you must possess and maintain at least one fire certification. Preference is given to those with one fire and one EMS certification:

Fire Certifications

  • SFFMA Intro (or higher) Firefighter
  • TCFP – Basic (or higher) Firefighter

EMS Certifications

  • EMT-B Basic
  • EMT-P Paramedic

Stipend Program

Volunteer emergency responders in good standing are eligible to receive stipends based on the following guidelines:

  • Volunteer emergency responder stipends are based on the following:
  • Day shift (7:00 am to 7:00 pm) = $85
  • Night Shift 7:00 pm to 7:00 am for night shift) = $55
  • If a volunteer emergency responder is unable to volunteer for the activity/shift they signed up for, they shall attempt to find a replacement and notify the shift supervisor.
  • The maximum stipend an individual may receive annually is $7,500. Emergency Volunteer Responders may sign-up for additional shifts, but stipends will not be paid over the $7,500 maximum

In addition, all volunteer emergency responders shall agree to successfully complete the following City of Lucas Fire-Rescue training:

  1. Emergency vehicles operator’s course;
  2. Approval to operate Squads and Ambulances;
  3. Medical skill assessment; and
  4. Fire skills assessment.

To be in good standing, all volunteer emergency responders agree to complete these qualifying services:

  • Participate in a minimum of 60 training hours annually.
  • Participate in a minimum of 500 service hours annually.


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