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Volunteer Opportunities


We need more firefighter volunteers who are either certified or are willing to become certified to help with the Olathe and Pea Green community’s fire suppression needs.

Our volunteer firefighters:

Respond from home or work as necessary to 911 emergencies for fire suppression and motor vehicle accidents

Train a minimum of 36 hours per year

Participate in the Fire & Police Pension Association Volunteer Firefighter Pension Plan

Are valuable team members of an ever-evolving department that seeks to provide modern professional response to the community

Physical Requirements:         

  • Complete Federal Red Card certification:
    Walk 3 miles in 45 minutes, 45 seconds with 45-pound pack
  • Participate in physical agility, which includes:
    Drag charged 1-1/2 line 50 feet;
    Crawl 50 feet;
    Extend 24-foot extension ladder and drop;
    Drag 200-pound dummy 50 feet;
    Lift 45-pound pack from truck bed to ground and back up again;
    Carry chain saws 50 feet;
    Keizer Sled (hit 100-pound post with sledgehammer to move);
    All performed while wearing a 45-pound vest.

If you have the want, desire, and time to devote to the betterment of your personal development and can serve your community’s emergency needs, we need you!  Please apply today!

Application available here

Please print, complete and return to:

Olathe Fire Protection District

PO Box 547

406 S. 5th St.

Olathe, CO 81425

If you have any questions, please call 970-323-6234 or email

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