Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Fire/EMS Resident Volunteer Program

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District offers individuals 18 years and up the opportunity to apply for their Fire/EMS Resident Volunteer Program.  The program is designed to promote knowledge of the basic operating principles of the fire and emergency medical services through day-to-day operations, hands-on experience and actual classroom time.  Resident Volunteers will be trained on the principles of firefighting, fire prevention, fire control, rescue and emergency medical services.

In addition to in-house training, the resident volunteer will be enrolled in the Fire Science and Paramedic programs at Central Oregon Community College and will be assigned to a shift and perform activities with that shift.  The resident volunteer will benefit from learning the actual conditions that may be encountered in the job market.

The recruitment and application process is coordinated through the Central Oregon Fire Agencies Joint Recruitment Process.  Click the links below to review the application period timeline, resident volunteer application and program description.  For more information, please contact Tyler Smith at or call (541) 549-0771.  Anyone interested in listing Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District as their top choice for Joint Recruitment is encouraged to schedule a ride-along with the department.  To schedule a ride-along, please contact Sarah Bialous at

Central Oregon Fire Agencies Joint Recruitment Process Information & Application

The Joint Recruitment Process is now closed. The application process generally runs from January through April.

We are committed to running the Joint Recruitment Process in person this year and will make every effort in putting on a safe test for everyone involved.

Disclaimer- You must be able to verify that you are at least 18 years of age by the testing date in order to participate in the 2023 Joint Recruitment Process

Please contact John Failla, via email: for joint recruitment information and questions.

2022 Joint Recruitment Application

2022 Joint Recruitment Process Timeline

Physical Ability Test Description

Resident Volunteer Brochure 11.19

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