Following their 2018 Volunteer-Intern Firefighter Academy graduation ceremonies, four NKF&R intern firefighters flank their lead instructor (then-Lieutenant Mike Mock) as family members take advantage of the photo opportunity. All four have since been hired as career firefighters.

Applying to NKF&R’s Volunteer-Intern Firefighter Program

Although participants in NKF&R’s Volunteer-Intern Firefighter Program are not paid for their service, they receive thousands of dollars worth of training and invaluable experience to help them better compete for career positions in emergency services. Almost 200 former program participants have used what they learned from us to do just that.   Because the program is so successful, there are many applicants for limited slots in the program.   Applications for this year’s class are due by May 7, 2021. 

2. Learn more about the program and NKF&R.  Download and print a Volunteer-Intern Program Brochure. Read through our web site. Browse our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter.  Call us at (360)297-3619 during business hours or send an email to Division Chief Alex Hickey with your questions.

3. Turn in a completed application.  Print an application and fill it out. Scan and send the application to Division Chief Alex Hickey by email or by post to 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston, WA 98346.  After we receive your application, we’ll contact you to explain more about the program and the schedule going forward.