Lakeside Fire District | Logistics Volunteer Group
In July of 2011, the Lakeside Fire District initiated an age-50-and-over volunteer program where selected persons assist firefighters and district staffers with those functions specific to logistics. The Logistics Section performs functions that support operations personnel (firefighters) with supply chain management, transportation of equipment and personnel, and many other logistics functions such as incident support. Some logistics functions may include picking-up medical equipment at local hospitals, facilitating the movement of district material and documents between the district’s facilities as well as the classic function of logistics, which is to support the firefighters at an incident with cold drinks and a shady place to sit down for a few minutes.
It is important to note that this program is NOT an avenue for employment with the district. It is a strictly volunteer program and no volunteer is ever paid for their services to the district. Volunteers need no previous fire department experience and are not required to be Lakeside residents.
While the program is new, the need is great and the district is looking forward to choosing some key individuals to assist us in our mission of service the community. Not everyone who applies will be chosen to be a member of the Logistics Volunteer Group. An application, an interview, reference checks, a thorough background check, and a drug screening is required before any of the required training occurs. When you have completed the training, you’ll be a regular member of the fire district serving in the Logistics Section of the agency.
Logistical Volunteer Group members will drive district vehicles, visit district fire stations, represent the district when necessary, and answer questions of the public as a member of the Lakeside Fire District. They will support district daily activities, district special events, assist with our fire prevention programs, and attend our open houses. Logistical volunteers are valued fire district workers and they are performing the needed tasks of the Operations Section and the Command Staff every single day.
Please let us know if you’re interested by calling the district office at 619.390.2350 ext.002 or by emailing Janise at the administration center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be collected and a district representative will contact you. If you’re interested in assisting the fire district with their daily duties, this might be just the program just for you!