Operational Member (Firefighter I/II)
This position requires completion of the PA Entry Level Firefighter Program (or equivalent) and the Firefighter I Pro-Board Certification. If you have these prerequisites when joining us, you will serve a three-month probationary period but will be able to function as an interior firefighter. Operational Members are encouraged to participate in our Duty Shift program where they receive a nominal stipend for shifts served on station. Prior to being authorized to respond to calls, you will go through an orientation process and must pass an examination on basic equipment knowledge, and our response policies. You must also demonstrate competency to wear SCBA. If you do not have Firefighter I, you will be able to respond with the Company in a probationary capacity while you complete your recruit education once you have completed initial familiarization and training. Operational Members must maintain 104 hours of Company service time annually.
This level of membership is for anyone that would like to volunteer their time with us but has no interest in responding to calls. The list is almost limitless, but some ideas of ways to help in this role include event planning, fire prevention programs, website maintenance, company photography, marketing, equipment maintenance. After your first year of active service as an Administrative Member, you will be eligible to run for elected positions such as Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President. Administrative Members go through the same application process as described above. Training is not required for Administrative Members; however, Administrative Members must maintain 52 hours of Company service time annually.
This membership level is design for persons who wish to assist on outreach and social events through the year, but do not wish to participate in the governance of the Company. Social members must attend 4 meetings or events annually.
Associate Operational Members have all the same requirements as Operational Members, but have a home company where they are not permitted to have full membership with another company. Associate Operational Members do not have voting privileges within the Company.
Explorer and Junior Member
These membership options are for individuals between the ages of 14 and 17. Explorers can join at ages 14-15 and Juniors at the ages of 16-17. As an Explorer, you can learn about the fire company and fire service by observing training and helping with some activities. It is also a great opportunity to determine if you would like to continue in more advanced membership roles. Junior members are able to participate in more training, attend some fire academy classes, and help with various fire company events. Applicants for Explorer and Junior Membership go through the same process as other members; however, at least one parent or guardian must participate in the informational interview. A work permit issued by the Junior Member’s school district must be provided as part of the application process.
This membership option is for those operating as Operational Members. Live-in members are provided a bunk room, shower facilities, kitchen dayroom, and other station amenities rent-free. In exchange for living at the station, you must be available to respond for calls a minimum of 48 hours each week and participate in training and events. Current members are generally eligible to apply to the live-in program after meeting minimum training requirements. To apply for Live-in Membership, you must have a Firefighter I Pro-Board Certification and PA DOH Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician Certification. You will need to follow the same application process as described above, and submit a letter of application to the Live-in program. If your application to the program is successful, you will serve a 90-day probation period where immediate dismissal is possible for failure to follow Company By-Laws, SOGs, or Live-In Program SOGs. We have facilities for live-in members at both our main station and sub-station.