Make me a firefighter

By Press Release

Hotchkiss Fire District is recruiting volunteer firefighters.

Anyone interested in volunteering or learning about what is required to be a volunteer firefighter is welcome to attend the district's "Make Me a Firefighter" events.

The first will be held on the evening of Friday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The second event is Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. Both events will be held at the Hotchkiss Fire Station at 193 W. Hotchkiss Avenue.

Information will be available about being a volunteer firefighter, training and the many services that fire departments provide. Anyone wanting to volunteer may start the process at these events. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and drug test.

Anyone interested in volunteering who cannot make either event may call the station at 872-3311 and leave a message. They may also email Hotchkiss Fire at or through Facebook at