Willows, California

Home of the Thunderhill Raceway



Job Summary

Under the supervision of a firefighter/engineer, the firefighter/ EMT intern will respond to emergency and non-emergency fire and medical calls in the protection of life and property; operates and maintains vehicles, apparatus, equipment, stations and communication systems; participates in public demonstrations and performs a variety of other duties as required.


Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED. 
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must possess a fire academy completion certificate.
  • Must possess a valid State of California EMT/First Responder license certification(within 2 months after start date)
  • Must possess a Health Care Provider CPR certificate/card consistent with AHA.

Minimum required documents 

  • Job application
  • Resume
  • Academy completion certification
  • Drivers license
  • CPR


  • 6 month term
  • 6 positions available
  • Hiring is done twice a year in January and July
  • We will work around your class schedule if you will be attending school (max of 6 units or 2 days a week of classes) 
  • Will be signed off on your Firefighter I certificate after completing 6 months
  • College units can be acquired for doing the internship ( up to 6 units or 2 days a week)
  • All classes hosted by WFD will be free of charge during internship


How this can help in their career

This is a great way to get started in the fire service, it looks great on a resume, and will give them time   and experience at a department.  

Anyone with further questions regarding the internship, can contact Engineer Lance Chapman
at 530-934-3322 or 530-517-1845