"Our Mission: We, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, exist to serve and protect the Community through emergency management."

TrainingThe El Dorado Hills Firefighter Internship Program provides an opportunity for advanced fire service training and incident response experience to qualified individuals seeking a career in the Fire or EMS field. This program offers mentorship, experience, and training that will help guide these individuals on a path toward a successful career. This is a temporary, unpaid, non-benefited position with a $65 meal replacement stipend per shift.

The Firefighter Intern trains to respond to emergencies and performs tasks associated with learning the skills of fire suppression (no high-risk firefighting activities), hazardous condition mitigation, emergency rescue and medical treatment, and pre/post-emergency activities. When not responding to emergencies, the intern will perform various tasks in and around the District and community.

Interns will be expected to assist in community events, such as the Santa Run/Parade, 4th of July Parade/Fireworks, Smoke Detector Give Away, Community Trash Pick-up Day, Senior Luncheons, Fire Prevention Month, Toys for Tots, and more.

Qualified individuals seeking this opportunity to become Firefighter Interns will have their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate. They will have completed an accredited Fire Academy or possess a California State Fire Training Firefighter 1 certification.

We accept applications for the Firefighter Internship Program from January 1st - March 1st of each year. For additional information about this program and how to apply, please review the Intern Flyer and Internship Program Application.  If you have further questions regarding the Firefighter Internship Program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

pdfFirefighter Intern Brochure

pdfFirefighter Internship Program Application




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The Operations Section of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department conducts emergency response and training.  Comprised of the professional Firefighters and Paramedics, Incident Management and Support Staff, and Volunteer Firefighters, El Dorado Hills Fire Department Operations Section forms the backbone of emergency response in our community.