Woodburn Fire District is a combination department utilizing both Career and Paid-on-Call Volunteers (POCV) to provide the needed services to the community. We call our Volunteer personnel Paid-on-Call Volunteers because they are compensated a modest wage for the hours they spend training, on alarms and special functions. Anyone can be a POCV for the Woodburn Fire District provided they meet the minimum qualifications. People who do not live in the Woodburn Fire District can be a POCV. If you do not live in the Fire District you must provide 24-hour duty shift coverage per pay period. These duty shifts may be done in one 24 hour shift or two 12 hour shifts.
Whenever firefighters are called to emergencies, they can be placed in situations that threaten the safety and lives of themselves, their fellow firefighters and members of the public. The ability to exercise good judgment and/or react quickly is important to anyone responding to emergencies. POCV’s, like any other member, must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Woodburn Fire District.