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Volunteer Firefighters

The Volunteer Firefighters at Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue are people who choose to donate their time to keep others safe, and they make up the majority of the personnel that respond to emergencies. Some Volunteer Firefighter's live within the boundaries of the Fire District and choose to run calls from their homes, responding to a station in an emergency to provide additional apparatus when needed. Other Volunteer Firefighters pull a required amount of shift hours a month, performing the same duties and tasks assigned to the full-time career personnel on shift. As a combination department, Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue relies very heavily on its volunteer personnel and expects them to perform to the same level of paid career personnel on duty. All firefighters are trained to a minimum of State of Colorado Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations with First Responder certification. Some personnel choose to pursue higher levels of certification and are certified to a Firefighter II, EMT, or Paramedic Level.

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EMS Only Volunteers

The Volunteer EMS Division at Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue performs many of the same duties that the Volunteer Firefighters perform; however, they are limited to EMS only tasks, such as responding on medical emergencies and assisting with medical operations on a fire scene. The Volunteer EMS Division is made up of dedicated volunteers who have no desire to become firefighters, or are eager to join Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue prior to completing a Colorado State Firefighter I Academy. Personnel assigned to the Volunteer EMS Division are given preference to fill slots in the annual fire academy if they wish to pursue a firefighting certification. The EMS division consists of personnel certified to the levels of EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic.