Durham Fire-Rescue Seeks Team Members

Do you have a desire to help? Do you have an interest in serving your community, family, friends and neighbors? Do you want to be part of a committed team dedicated to keeping people safe?

If so, Durham Fire-Rescue is the place for you. Though we have many great members, we can always use more help.

Durham Fire-Rescue is a voluntary organization with a proud history of being an outstanding, community-focused public safety department. This isn't a social club. People here are dedicated professionals that have committed countless hours to be ready for any emergency. Members enjoy benefits of all kinds, ranging from compensation for training and emergency responses to the feeling of being part of a real team that is committed to the safety and well-being of their community.

Don't worry about not having any prior experience, it's not necessary! Between in-house training and courses we can help you attend, we will provide you with everything you need to support and protect your community in a time of need.

There are many ways you can help, including:

  • Fire Explorer: For those in the community ages14-18, Durham Fire-Rescue has a junior member program designed to inspire and develop the interest for young people in the community to see the challenges and rewards of a career in public safety, whether it is as a voluntary member or as a full-time job.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator: Driving and operating fire apparatus and rescue vehicles in emergency and non emergency settingsEmergency Medical Technician - Become a licensed healthcare provider trained in prehospital medical and trauma care and transport.
  • Emergency Medical Technician: Become a licensed healthcare provider trained in prehospital medical and trauma care and transport.
  • Interior Firefighter: Become a certified structural firefighter. Training will include, but is not limited to,interior firefighting, HAZMAT responses, automobile extrication techniques, water/ice rescue, rope rescue and more.


Many members train in multiple areas, making them eligible for paid daytime shifts if they choose.

If you are interested, please reach out and let us answer any questions you may have. You can call us at the station, 353-2473, or email Chief Joseph Moore at [email protected].