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We pride ourselves in providing the best and most professional service possible. Doing so takes the combined efforts of all of our volunteers.

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Available Memberships

Full members are placed on a weekend duty team and are required to attend their assigned shifts. In addition, they are required to attend at least 50% of our business meetings and training meetings and to accumulate at least 20 hours of training per year. If a full member must miss a duty shift with their team, they are required to find coverage from a fellow member for the time missed.

Requirements

  • Pass background check and physical exam
  • Commit to running on the duty shift assigned to you
  • Complete CSFVD check-off within the 12-month probationary period
  • Obtain at least Firefighter 1 certification within the 12-month probationary period
  • Attend at least 50% of all business meetings and training meetings

Associate members are members in good standing with another fire department. They are not placed on a duty team like other members, but instead they are required to be on duty for a total of at least 20 hours per month. Associate members are also required to accumulate at least 20 hours of training every year.

Requirements

  • Be a member in good standing with another department
  • Run at least 20 hours each month with CSVFD
  • Accumulate at least 20 hours of training each year
  • Complete CSVFD check-off within the 12-month probationary period
  • Pass background check and physical exam

Junior members are members younger than 18. Junior members are certified firefighters who can participate in normal outside (non-interior) firefighter duties but who are NOT allowed to proceed into an IDLH (Immediate Danger to Life and Health) atmosphere. During school months, junior members are required to leave the station by 10 p.m. on school nights but are allowed, with parental consent, to stay overnight on non-school nights and during the summer. Junior members must also turn in all report cards to the chief and maintain at least a C average; failure to do so will result in the junior member being suspended from all station activity until they can provide documented proof that their grades have been brought back up to a C average.

Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have parental consent
  • Maintain at least a C average in school
  • Complete CSVFD check-off within the 12-month probationary period
  • Obtain a Firefighter 1 certification within the 12-month probationary period
  • Complete background check and physical exam

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Application Process

  1. Fill out interest form
  2. Meet with a member of the membership committee
  3. Turn in completed application
  4. Complete at least two ride alongs
  5. Meet with county for fingerprinting and background check
  6. Schedule physical
  7. Receive background and physical clearance
  8. Application voted on by department membership at the next regularly scheduled business meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

Firefighters must be at least 18 years old. We offer junior memberships for 16- and 17-year-olds. For more information, please contact the membership team.

What if I have to miss my duty shift?

If you can’t make your assigned duty shift, you are responsible for finding another member with the same or higher qualifications to cover your shift. We have minimum staffing requirements, and your absence may put an apparatus out of service.

I’m interested in becoming a member but need more information. What do I do?

Complete our Membership Interest Form, and someone will contact you and answer any questions you may have.

Do you stay up at night waiting for calls?

No. The station has a bunk room for you to sleep. When a call comes in, an alarm goes off to wake you up.

What are the requirements for volunteering?

All volunteers must pass a criminal history check and driving history check. Recruits are also required to complete a physical exam.

How much do I have to pay for training and gear?

Both are offered at no cost to members. The county and the department cover the costs of training and personal protective gear. You will have to purchase a pair of navy-blue duty pants and boots.