Frequently Asked Question
What are the requirements to join the Fire Department?
To become a fire fighter, the person must be at least 18 years old and have a current valid driver’s license. The candidate must not have a criminal background, or a record for driving a vehicle while impaired or intoxicated. The Candidate will have to pass a physical ability test, as well as a pre-employment drug screen. To join the Ambulance crew, all of the above requirements apply, and the candidate must possess at a minimum, a valid EMT certification.
What are the training requirements?
The fire division provides all of the training for a rookie fire fighter. The Department provides all needed training during the two monthly training meetings.
The EMS division requires that the person be a certified EMT to join the crew. All continuing education is provided at a monthly training meeting.
What are the time commitments that are expected of a Rookie?
During the first six months on the department, the will have to complete rookie training. This will involve attending all regular monthly training meetings, as well as rookie classes that can require several Saturdays each month as well as some additional hours completing on-line required Incident Command training.
How do I apply?
Stop by the station and pickup an application, any time during regular business hours.
Do I have to do both Fire and EMS?
No. There are two separate branches under the Fire District. However, we do have members that do both.
Do I get Paid?
Yes, we run a Pay Per Call department so each person does get paid, plus we do offer a retirement program after serving for a minimum of ten years.
What are the physical Requirements?
We use a US Forest Service Pack Test to assess a person’s physical ability. This test involves a three mile walk on level ground wearing a 45 pound pack. This test must be completed in 45 minutes.
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