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Thanks for your interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter with the Iberia Parish Fire District #1. We invite you to join our team, and thank you for considering donating your time in such a worthwhile way.

In summary, we will provide you with all the necessary training and equipment you need to do the job. You will provide the time and commitment to attend the necessary training and eventually respond to calls. We trust you will find the experience personally fulfilling, and an incredible way to volunteer your time to the people of Iberia Parish.


Firefighter Approaching a Fire

  1. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. A trainee program is available for those under the age of 18.
  2. You should possess a high school diploma or GED.
  3. You must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license, and should not have more than three (3) points assessed on your driving record. If you have more than three points, you will not be allowed to operate emergency vehicles.
  4. You must have the time and commitment to meet training and attendance requirements as specified for recruits, as well as additional continuing training as specified.
  5. You must be available to respond to incidents.
  6. You must be mentally and physically able to perform firefighting and rescue operations.
  7. You must successfully pass a background check conducted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office. Applicants with felony convictions will be reviewed by the Iberia Parish Fire Protection District #1 Board of Commissioners to determine eligibility.


Step 1 The application will be reviewed to insure that minimum qualifications are met. A criminal background check (requiring driver’s license and Social Security numbers) will be conducted.

Step 2 Upon successful completion of Step 1, the candidate will be invited to an interview with Fire District personnel. The application review and interview committee is comprised of the Fire Chief, District Captain and two personnel from the station where the applicant will be assigned.

Step 3 Candidates who successfully complete the interview will be assigned a complete set of protective gear and will be allowed to attend training. However, the candidate WILL NOT respond to emergency incidents. The candidate’s Battalion Chief has the discretion to place the candidate in a “Support Only” mode, or to not allow the candidate to respond to incidents at all, for up to the first 90 days.

Step 4 The candidate must then successfully complete the Fire Academy. Candidates who already have a valid Firefighter I certification in accordance with NFPA 1001 shall not be required to complete the Fire Academy. However, the candidate must complete certain classes as specified by the Fire Chief before being promoted to Probationary Firefighter.

Step 5 Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy, the candidate will be appointed to the position of Probationary Firefighter. At this point, the Probationary Firefighter will be assigned a pager and will be allowed to respond to emergency incidents. The probationary period lasts one year from the time of initial appointment as a Probationary Firefighter. During this time, the applicant must take and successfully pass the Firefighter I certification test, as well as meet regular training and attendance requirements.