Membership Process

Joining the fire department is a smooth and easy process, although the entire process may take from six to eight weeks.  In some instances, such as when the start date for a needed training class is approaching, this timeline can be shortened to bring in a member in time to take the class.  Here is a step-by-step outline of the normal process of becoming a member. 

Application Process

Before applying - If you have any questions, please let us know you are interested by filling out the quick on-line form at  We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to give you info and answer your questions.

Application - When you are ready to start the process, you simply need to fill out the on-line application form at

Interview - The president or designee will schedule an interview with you and the membership review committee.  The committee will want to get to know you a bit and will want to answer your questions about serving with the department.  At the interview you may be given a few pieces of paperwork to fill out related to the application process and you should bring your driver's license (if any) with you for us to photocopy.

Wait - Once the membership review committee approves your application, it will be forwarded to the executive committee.  If the executive committee review is favorable, it will be presented to the membership at the next regular monthly meeting.

Introduction to the department - You will be requested to be present at that monthly meeting to introduce yourself to the members and to answer any questions they may have for you (typically very few if any questions).  

Voting - Normally, your application will then be tabled for a vote at the next regular meeting after your introduction, but sometimes it may be voted on right away, after you have left the meeting.  If the membership votes to approve your application, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Swearing in - At the next regular meeting you will be sworn in as a probationary member.

Probationary period - Although you are now a probationary member, you will not advance to full member status until you are approved by the membership review committee after six months of active membership and/or completion of the first level of training in your chosen role.

Government Regulation Compliance

To comply with government regulations, new members must meet three one-time requirements: