- Have you ever heard a siren or seen a fire engine with its lights on – and wondered what was happening?
- Have you ever been a witness of, or come upon a motor vehicle accident — and wanted to help?
- Have you been there when someone was stricken with sudden illness – and wanted to assist?
- Do you want to become more involved in your community?
Active Membership: Respond to emergencies which threaten the safety of citizens and/or their property. These emergencies may be fires, medical emergencies or rescue events. Firefighters also participate in many public relations, fundraising, fire prevention, and team building events.
There are 4 specific categories for Active Membership to participate:
Structural/Fire: Firefighters who receive training in fire response tactics, fire behavior, building construction and self-contained breathing apparatus use (Essentials of Firefighting). Advanced training in these topics is expected for those responding to fire emergencies. This category contains some requirements for members to be eligible to respond.
EMS: Firefighters who are interested will be given an opportunity to be trained in Emergency Medical Services through Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Rescue Operations: Firefighters who are interested will have opportunities for specialized and advanced training in rescue scenarios including but not limited to: Basic Vehicle Rescue, Water/Ice Rescue, and Rapid Intervention (RIT).
Driver/Operator: Firefighters who wish to respond and only drive the apparatus will be required to complete a minimum certification and proficiency.
Associate Membership: For those who want to volunteer, but do not want to respond to emergencies. This is a newly developed membership classification for those who may want to give back to the community in an administrative and supportive roles.
Benefits: Some additional benefits offered to volunteers include: professional and experienced hands on and classroom training provided free of charge, exercise equipment, life insurance, service/reimbursement award, and membership eligibility to the Washington Area Federal Credit Union, life insurance and expense reimbursement/paid on call.
To pick up an application, our station located at 2550 Washington Road, Canonsburg, PA 15317. You can also download an application from the website!