If you are interested in a career in the fire service, the Santa Clara Fire Department Reserves provides training and on-the-job experience that may be the key difference between yourself and other potential firefighter candidates. In a normal month, a volunteer can receive up to 40 hours of fire service training and numerous hours of actual incident experience. The volunteers have high standards and the requirements are strictly enforced.
Being a Reserve Firefighter is also an opportunity for you to participate in our community. Reserves learn about the various areas of the city and become familiar with the City's government. If you are new to the area and interested in fire fighting, then the Reserves can be your key to the community.