Reserve Firefighters

The Davenport Fire Department Reserve 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. Reserve firefighters provide essential functions that assist the department and the residents of Davenport. Reserve personnel participate in training classes, community events, department drills, and emergency response.

Reserve Firefighters may ride on combat ready vehicles with the Davenport FD crew and are expected to meet all standards and perform the same duties and functions as full-time firefighters. 

Personnel assigned to the Davenport Fire Department Reserve must document a minimum of fifteen (15) training hours per month and report for at least three (3), previously scheduled twenty-four (24) hours shifts per month, or seventy-two (72) hours per month total.

This program is only open to applicants residing in Orange, Seminole, Polk, Lake, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough and Osceola counties.


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

Reserve Firefighter

Reserve Firefighter 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:

  • Firefighter I and II (Certificate of Compliance)
  • EMT or Paramedic certificate
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • 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
  • Successfully pass the Ridge Physical Ability Test (RPAT)
  • Successfully pass the department Physical Examination
  • Must pass and maintain the same standards as DFD full-time firefighters, such as an annual Fire Department physical, RPAT, FIT testing, and any other department required assessments

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