Volunteer Support Program

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Volunteers are an essential component of the department’s operations. These volunteers provide day-to-day administrative services, as well as emergency incident support. Examples of their duties include:

  • Fire prevention education
  • Office support
  • Delivery and pick up of supplies and equipment
  • Assist with hydration and food supplies for firefighting personnel at fires and other extended emergency response situations
  • Citizen assistance (such as information and directions)
  • Assist with the smoke detector program
  • Inspect fire hydrants
  • Perform other assigned jobs or services as needed

Potential volunteers must be at least 18 and able to volunteer on a routine basis during normal business hours. Volunteers must have a valid California Driver’s License and auto insurance.

For more information, contact:

San Marcos Fire Department
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Doug Chalmers
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3410