Volunteer


Ellis County residents depend on volunteer firefighters to respond when emergencies arise.

The Ellis County Fire Department's firefighters protect life and property by performing 24-hour, on-call duties that include:
  • Firefighting
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • Preventing fires 
  • Providing emergency aid
Pet Rescue
Burn Trailer

Maintenance, Compensation & Training


Firefighters maintain fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. They are paid per call at the end of each month. ISO standards mandate that every volunteer firefighter attend at least two hours of training every month. 


Applicant Regulations


Firefighter applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be residents of Ellis County
  • Consent to a background check
  • Meet physical demands of the fire / rescue job performance
  • Possess a valid driver's license