Applications are available online (see link below) and are accepted by email only to Returning members who have been absent for over a year will be required to go through a refresher orientation.


The application period for October 2019 Academy is closed, but we accept applications year round.

Check back for the Winter 2020 Academy dates and application period close!

*Applications accepted by email only to

 Please read through the minimum requirements and expected commitment details and see application packet at the bottom.

Call or email with any questions!

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements that applicants must meet to be considered for membership with the Girdwood Fire Department.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Maintain residence within the Municipality of Anchorage.

  • Maintain a valid Alaska driver's license.

  • Maintain a working phone or cell phone.

  • Maintain a working e-mail.

  • Submit a State of Alaska Background investigation dated within 30 days of the first hire date (at applicant's expense).

  • Submit a driving record check dated within 30 days of the first hire date (at applicant's expense).

  • Meet the Municipality of Anchorage Driving Conviction Guidelines (last sheet of the application packet).


Can members be just Firefighters or just EMS providers?

- Yes, however we encourage everyone to participate in both.  

Do I need prior EMS or Fire experience?

- Preference will be given to Girdwood Area residents and individuals with Advanced EMS and Fire certifications.

What time commitment is needed to be a volunteer?

- 2 year commitment preferred.

- We begin with a training academy that is scheduled over two weekends. Then you will have a 90 day probationary period to complete the required training for full membership. As a member, you will need to reach a minimum of 48 hours per month of volunteer time, and attend Tuesday night training. There are some training minimums as well, but we supply most of what the members need here at the Station.

Additional Questions? 


Phone: 907-783-2511

Please allow up to 2 weeks for a reply and include a working phone number in your e-mail

Application packet pdf here: Application Packet

 Email applications to