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How do you join the Speigletown Fire Company?

 

We are looking for new members who have the desire to serve their community.  There are many ways to help as a member of the Speigletown Volunteer Fire Company.   We are always looking for those interested in becoming a Firefighter, EMT, or Fire Police.  We are also looking for social members, interested in helping at events and meetings.

To Apply or Check out the Company: 

You can complete the application and return it during our drill night; any Thursday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. At the monthly Country Breakfasts (second Sunday of the month October - May), Or before/after our monthly meeting on the second Monday of the month between 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  Printed copies are also available for pick up during drill night, country breakfasts, or monthly meetings.  Completed applications can also be emailed to membership@speigletownfire.org

Perspective members are welcome and encouraged to stop by during drill (Thursdays at 7 PM) to check it out before you decide to join.

Membership:

We welcome all interested to join as there are many opportunities to help the community.  Below are descriptions of the different roles our volunteers take:

Active Firefighters, EMTs, and Fire Police: 

Active members respond to emergency service calls (including fires, accidents, and EMS situations).  Active members are also encouraged to participate in weekly drills, Continuing Medical Education (CME; monthly), monthly meetings, and social and fundraising events (breakfasts, calendar drive, etc.).  Active members include:

  • Fire Police, who also help with traffic control and town events. 

  • EMTs, who are trained first responders and primary caregivers in emergency situations

  • Firefighters, who are trained to handle a variety of rescue and fire control situations

There are many benefits provided to active members, by the company, district, and state. These include life insurance, retirement benefits, annual physicals, training and certification as a NYS Firefighter and/or EMT, use of the fire hall facilities for events (1 free per calendar year).

 

Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental/guardian consent to join.  No experiece is necessaery, we provide many opportunities for training as Firefighters, EMTs and Fire Police.

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Jr. Firefighter:

Speigletown Fire Dept. also offers the option of Jr. Firefighters for students who would like to join but are under the age of 16. Jr. Firefighters are able to join at the age of 14, and are a vital part of the department. They will learn all about the department and what we do, to be fully prepared and trained when they are of age and able to respond to emergency situations (17 years old)

Many of our Jr. Firefighters continue to volunteer within the company and have moved into leadership roles within the department, including captains, lieutenants, and engineeers.  Speigletown Junior Firefighters have also gone on to careers as paid first responders for the City of Troy, Knolls Atomic Laboratory Fire Department, and Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad.

Social:

Social members do not respond to emergency service calls.  They participate in social and fundraising activities (breakfasts, golf tournaments, calendar drives, etc.), they are also encouraged to participate in the department's elected board, and help organize the company's events.  Attendance and participation at events are not required.

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