Experience the life of a fireman

Experience the life of a fireman

ID: 17 · Type: Environment · Location: Otavalo Ecuador

The Firestation is located in Otavalo, in the province of Imbaburra. This public constitution aims to help the local population in cases of nature catastrophes, careless and improvident fire raisings or other accidents. The avoidance and the deletion of fires, by using various fire extinguishers, fire ladders and other specialized tools are the main activities of the firemen and are meant to be improved constantly. The highest objective is to establish a secure and confidential public service for disasters and critical situation within Ecuador.


In this project you will have the possibility to get close to the life of a fireman, get to know the most important issues in this scope and help to save lives. Your main tasks will concentrate on fighting against fires and to safe lives of people in dangerous situations. Those rescues will be done by fire engines, helicopters and dives within different areas like jungles, valleys and mountains.


Basic knowledge of firemen activities are required. A basic knowledge of Spanish is advantageous but not required. We recommend combining the project with a language course in Quito.

Work Schedule:
Tue – Fri, 8am – 2pm

Minimum Stay:
2 Weeks

Min. Local Language Level:
Intermediate (B1)

Minimum Age:
18 Years

Volunteer Accommodation:
Host family/Hostel/Hotel (not included)

Volunteer Meals:
Lunch in the foundation

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