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The fire agency is holding an open house to recruit new volunteers for two different positions.

PMG PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Volunteer firefighters of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue march at the Beaverton Celebration Parade on Sept. 7.Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is holding an open house as part of efforts to recruit new volunteers, the agency announced last week.

The open house will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Station 50 located at 12617 S.W. Walnut Street in Tigard.

TVF&R says there are two ways volunteers can serve their local fire department.

As incident support volunteers, people bring rehabilitation units to major incidents to provide TVF&R firefighters assistance with breathing apparatus, medical monitoring, and other support in a non-firefighting capacity, the agency said. Incident support volunteers also participate in public education, attend parades, support community events and activities and attend monthly drills.

Auxiliary volunteers play an active role in TVF&R's public education program and attend community events. It is a non-emergency response role. Auxiliary volunteers work once or twice a week or even a few times each year, depending on their area of interest and commitment. They can also help restore and maintain TVF&R's fleet of antique fire engines.

Volunteers must be 18 years old or older, have a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate, pass a criminal background check, have a valid Oregon driver's license and live within TVF&R's service area. All volunteers must also obtain CPR and automated external defibrillator training within six months. Incident support volunteers must also obtain emergency medical responder certification within 12 months.

Applications for the volunteer positions will be accepted through Jan. 12, 2020.

People can visit for more information about volunteer opportunities.

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