Auxiliary Reserve

The Davenport Fire Department Auxiliary Program is a non-paid volunteer program. The program is designed for individuals interested in providing community services that reduce property loss caused by fire, hazardous situations, injuries, deaths, and other emergencies. Auxiliary firefighters provide essential functions that assist the department and the residents of Davenport. Auxiliary personnel participate in training classes, community events, department drills, and emergency response.

Auxiliary Reserve personnel can only assist with fire and emergency medical scene activities which are outside the IDLH atmospheres, hot zones, and inner action circle.

Personnel assigned to the Davenport Fire Department Auxiliary must document a minimum of fifteen (15) training hours per month and respond to at least six (6) emergency dispatched calls. The call number will be used to track these calls on the individual’s monthly tracking sheet. Training hours may be substituted for emergency dispatched calls for up to two (2) calls per month, with three (3) hours of training documented up to six (6) hours.

This program is only open to city residents and qualified residents of Polk County who reside within 5 miles of the Davenport City limits.



  • Community Involvement
  • Firefighting training opportunities
  • Issued uniforms and personal protective equipment
  • Opportunity to maintain certifications
  • Experience and an opportunity to further career

Auxiliary Reserve

Auxiliary Reserve personnel must possess the following certifications from the State of Florida and meet the qualifications listed below to be eligible to participate in the selection process:

  • Possession of a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possession of a valid Florida Drivers License
  • Must meet DFD Firefighter Eligibility Standards
  • Successfully pass the department Background Check
  • Successful pass the department Physical Examination


  • Firefighter I (Certificate of Compliance)
  • First Responder, EMT or Paramedic certificate


Selection Process

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Qualified applicants will be contacted when an opening becomes available.


Candidates that meet the qualifications will be invited to an interview with the Fire Chief.



Please click on the link below to complete the application for the Reserve and Auxiliary Program.


Completed applications may be returned to City Hall, faxed or mailed to:


Davenport Fire Department

1 South Allapaha Avenue

Davenport, Fl 33837

Fax: 863-419-3302