Fire Prevention Intern

  • Gain Experience
  • Learn Skills
  • Be a Part of the Team

Interested in a career in the Fire Service?

You need experience to get your "foot in the door."

Garden Grove Fire Department has a volunteer fire prevention program opportunity for you to gain the skills you need to start your career in Fire Services. As a Fire Prevention Intern, you will do a variety of tasks that will help you on your way to a career in the Fire Services. You will receive mentoring toward a fire service career by fire service professionals. Learn to conduct fire prevention demonstrations, fire permit inspections, do public speaking about fire safety, operate computers, interact with the business community, and develop many valuable customer service and administrative skills. The Garden Grove Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Good driving record
  • Completion of entry level intro to Fire Safety Fire Tech 104 Course or equivalent
  • Computer keyboard experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Fire Prevention 1A and 1B
  • California State Fire Prevention Officer, Level 1 Certification
  • Fire Tech "core" classes
  • Basic chemistry education
  • Hazardous Materials courses
  • Bilingual skills
  • Computer skills

Time Commitment

Availability to work one eight-hour day per week. Hours are flexible and can be arranged according to your schedule. Interns normally work demonstration booths at special events like the Orange County Fair and Fire Service Day.

Training and Physical Tasks

As a Fire Prevention Intern you will be trained by the Fire Department on all duties necessary to perform the specified tasks. Some tasks require physical ability to sit, reach, twist, bend, stoop, and lift a maximum of 50 pounds. Duties may involve work outdoors as well as utilizing office equipment, computers, visual aid equipment, and safely driving City vehicles.

How to Apply

To apply, contact:
Garden Grove Fire Department
11301 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, CA 92840

You will need a copy of your California Drivers License and DMV record, current within the past 30 days and/or resumes are also accepted (up to two pages). Questions? Call (714) 741-5600.