We Train Hard, So
We Can Fight Smart.
MVFR Exceptionalism Since 1965
It Starts Here, With Us.
Service & Dedication
Training to become a firefighter, even as a volunteer, can be an aggressive process. To become a firefighter for Monrovia Volunteer Fire Rescue, you will have to complete several essential steps. This will range from completing our online courses, attending weekly training, and eventually, enrollment in a Fire Academy.
While we accommodate training for those who have other full-time obligations, becoming a volunteer firefighter will still require sacrifice and dedication. We respond to over 2,000 calls a year, so the lives and property of our community depend on the commitment of those who wish to call themselves Monrovia Firefighters.
Education & Standards
Once familiarization and department standards are met, you will be enrolled in a State Certified Fire Academy. This training will include several topics: fire history, operational safety, radio communications, fire development, firefighting equipment, and many others. *Both online and classroom academies are available to help accommodate schedules and is offered at NO COST to members.
Upon passing an academy you will be awarded your Alabama Firefighter I Certification. While this will be a huge accomplishment, it is just the beginning of your training and a crucial step towards building the foundation of your fire education.Learn More - NFPA Fire Standards
Every Week 6pm - 8pm
Drills & Trainings
Weekly training's are designed to members work together as a team and to keep current their ability to serve as a firefighter. This consist mostly of a hands on approach but is often complimented by classroom sessions and online course prerequisites.
Further education is stressed to raise standards and provide the highest level of service to the Monrovia community. This includes courses offered by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many other certification courses available online or in classroom formats.