CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Fire Corps volunteers are automatically qualified to participate in both programs. CERT volunteers may be called upon during large scale emergencies but are regularly called upon to help at public events and in support of the organization. Fire Corps volunteers assist the fire department with routine non-operational tasks on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The DMFM CERT program is a nationally recognized organization. Volunteers are required to commit to at least 4 hours a month and attend at least one event annually. DMFDCC recommends attending monthly meetings which are held every Third Tuesday of each month. Individual(s) who haven’t completed a 20-hour Basic CERT (G-317) course before being accepted as an Affiliated CERT Volunteer, will be expected to complete the next class and can only volunteer in a limited capacity until CERT training is completed. Physical requirements of DMFM volunteers are considered light to moderate, requiring all volunteers to be able to lift a minimum of 35 pounds.
DMFM Citizen Corps has established the following process to ensure a candidate is the best fit, committed to our mission, and will make a positive impact on the organization as well as the communities we support.
Individual(s) who haven’t completed a 20-hour Basic CERT (G-317) course before being accepted as an Affiliated CERT Volunteer, will be expected to complete the next class and can only volunteer in a limited capacity until CERT training is completed.
Minimum age: 18
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Citizen Corps Volunteer Process:
- Complete and Submit a Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Interview
- Background Check
- Complete and Submit the Welcome Packet
- Hep B Vaccination Packet
- Complete the Required Training
- Current Arizona Driver’s License combined with a 39-month driving record
- Current CPR-AED-FirstAid card ( Offered free of charge to all volunteers)
- Email: Karina.Cassano@DMFD.org to request finger printing card and location.
Note: (Must complete a Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical background check)
New Volunteers and Current Volunteers must complete these training courses prior to and annually to maintain affiliation with the DMFMCC programs.
- Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Training
- Citizen Corps Driver's Training
- Infectious Disease & Bloodborne Pathogens Training
- Workplace Violence Prevention Training
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- CPR, AED and Basic First Aid