Scotts Valley Fire District Volunteer/ Paid Call Firefighter Program

The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District continually accepts applications for Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter. The Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter supplements the Fire Department’s regular career Firefighters on emergency incidents and in community service activities. Paid Call Firefighters must meet specific entrance requirements and participate in a selection/testing process. Open recruitment occurs annually in July followed with interviews in the early fall for qualified candidates. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter submit your information to the District by using the interest form below or stop by our headquarters.



  • Citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for citizenship.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High school graduate or it’s tested equivalent.
  • Must reside within a 15 minute “travel distance” to headquarters fire station.
  • Must posses and maintain a valid Class C California Drivers License.
  • Must be “Insurable” to drive and operate District vehicles as defined and determined by the District insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a medical physical examination as outlined under the guidelines of the Santa Cruz County Fire Agencies Insurance Group to include 20/40 vision (uncorrected).
  • Good physical condition and agility.
  • Must pass a Background Investigation as determined by the Scotts Valley Fire District.
  • Must possess a valid “Advanced First Aid” card or equivalent.

At the time of application, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Advanced First Aid Card
  • CPAT Card from the California Firefighters Joint Apprentice Committee and must be issued within the last year
  • DMV Drivers License Report printed within the last 30 days (H6 ten year printout)
  • High School Diploma or GED

Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter (PCF) Application

Interest forms can mailed to the District Headquarters, emailed to, or stop by our Headquarters to submit in person. 

Volunteer/ PCF Application