Becoming a Firefighter

Anyone wishing to become a member (regular or reserve) must fill out an application and sign a Drivers License Record and Criminal History Record release form.

When applications are received, the hiring committee reviews the applications and conducts interviews, along with background checks. If the committee approves the application, then you are placed on a probation period for a term of one year. During the one-year probation period, firefighters are required to take a structure firefighting class, extrication class, a hazard-materials awareness class, and National Incident Management trainings. Each new member is also evaluated on hours of training and activeness during fire calls each month. After the one-year probation period, the member is then voted on to determine whether to dismiss or retain the member to full firefighter status.