How to Join

Basic steps to becoming a volunteer firefighter:

  1. Make sure you're ready to commit. Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires many hours of training and a strong commitment to service.
  2. Contact your local fire service agency. Not all departments have volunteer, and depending upon your area, its population and local government, volunteer opportunities may not be available.
  3. Call your local fire station's non-emergency number and ask to speak with the station officer.
  4. Once you've identified a department, you will need to complete their application and background check process. Screening process and required qualifications vary by department.
  5. After you join, the department will usually enter you in a training program. The length of the programs varies, but all firefighters are required to take a minimum 110-hour NFPA-certified course.

Recruitment Process

Talk to any officer about joining the Fire Department and obtain an application. Bring your completed application to a Monthly Business Meeting. These meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm. You will first be interviewed by an interviewing committee. This committee will explain all of the policies and training required to become a member and you must pass a background check with Louisiana Sheriff Association Scan Agency. Once that is done, you are to attend a meeting where members will vote by secret ballot for you to join.

You must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

Volunteer / Centerville Volunteer Fire Company - Centerville Louisiana

Helping people to save their lifes!

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