Become A Volunteer Or Intern Fire Fighter
The Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District has immediate openings for both Volunteer and Intern Fire Fighters.
Tuolumne County, nestled on the west slope of the Central Sierras of California, is home to some 50,500 people. The entire area is rich with natural resources and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Yosemite National Park lies about 90 minutes to the southeast of the District via highways 108 and 120. Pinecrest Lake is about twenty minutes to the east. Another popular destination is the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort located near Pinecrest Lake, which offers numerous world-class ski runs. Hiking trails, U.S. Forest Service lands, and the many creeks and rivers of both the Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers offer many diverse opportunities for activities, including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling (in winter), camping, and horseback riding. Traveling east out of Tuolumne County you will drive over the Sonora Pass at about 9,600 feet in elevation, on your way to its intersection with US Route 395.
The adjacent mountain communities of Mi Wuk Village and Sugar Pine lie at about 4600 feet above sea level, about fourteen miles east of the County seat, Sonora, along State Highway 108. The Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District is about 1.2 square miles and serves about 2750 residences. Under an agreement with Tuolumne County, the District responds to calls for assistance and emergencies outside of the District boundaries in the nearby communities of Confidence, Sierra Village, Odd Fellows Park, and Long Barn. The District is also an integral part of the mutual aid system within Tuolumne County and California. It averages about three hundred calls per year with one paid Captain (per shift) supported by Intern and Volunteer Fire Fighters.