The District is currently creating an eligibility list for volunteer firefighting staff. Successful recruits become a part of the team as a part-time, paid-on-call firefighter. Few part-time jobs afford the chance to help others, serve the community and qualify for a pension, all while providing an essential public service.
The Excelsior Fire District serves the Cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, and Tonka Bay but may call upon or be called by neighboring communities to assist with the fighting of a fire or other emergency. The District currently operates out of 2 fire stations which were constructed in 2004. We currently run over 750 calls per year. All members are required to live within a specified response time of their assigned station. The current maximum membership allowed is 50 members.
In general, the types of calls we respond to are house fires, garage fires, chimney fires, vehicle fires, fire alarms, vehicle personal injury accidents, and medical assistance. There are also other types of calls like severe weather observation and water related emergencies that we respond to. Fire fighting is very interesting and rewarding. There is a lot of satisfaction with a job well done. However, being a volunteer firefighter takes a commitment over a long amount of time (years) and with this time commitment, we suggest you think about this and discuss it with your spouse and family (if applicable). We make every effort to protect our firefighters from harm through continuous training, up to date equipment, and good management and safety decisions.