Join us!!

 

   The Hastings Fire Company is an all Volunteer Company. Interested personnel shall fill out an application, which can be obtained at this website or by stopping in at our station.  Once received, the application will be reviewed by the Chief of the company, other officers and Company Members. You will then be contacted to acknowledge your application and for further instructions on what will be needed next.
 

REQUIREMENTS

 
Firefighter - You must be at least 18 years of age, out of High School, you must live within the boundaries of the Hastings Fire District and be in good physical health. You will be required to take all mandated training starting out with Firefighter 1. After acceptance into the Company, you will be required to make monthly drills and meetings. In addition, on occasion you may need to take specific classes at the NY State Fire Academy. Preferred qualifications include: EMT Certification, valid drivers license, prior experience. However, raw boots are accepted! Daytime personnel are needed the most.
 Restricted Activities Member (RAM) – You must be between the ages of 16 & 18 years of age, you must live within the boundaries of the Hastings Fire District and be in good physical health. You will be required to take all mandated basic training. After acceptance into the Company, you will be required to make monthly drills. In addition, on occasion you may need to take specific classes at the NY State Fire Academy. A parental consent form and a certificate of good academic standings per marking period are required. All NYS Child Labor Laws are followed. 

 

THE EXPERIENCE

If you are still interested in being a Volunteer Firefighter, you need to know what you are getting into. Once you go through your initial firefighting classes, you become a probationary member. You will be on probation for a period of up to but not to exceed one year. During this time, you will be allowed to respond to calls. You may at times have to stand back and let more qualified personnel respond. This is for your safety as well as the responding members and has no bearing on you as a person.

Now for what you have been wanting to hear about; You will respond to calls in the early morning hours, wear 30 to 50 pounds of protective equipment on your back, roll lots of hose, run into burning buildings that everyone else is running out of, rescue the baby on the 3rd floor, cleaning up the mess then get ready to do it all over again - "You're A Firefighter... Get Used To It"! That's just the tip of it. There are hours of practice and classes to attend. All forms of work parties, parades to march in and don't forget the 200+ calls per year we respond to.

Types of calls you may deal with are "Anything And Everything" and will include vehicle fires, building fires, motor vehicle accidents, patient care, medical calls, hazardous material calls, fuel spills, train wrecks, forest/brush fires, recovery missions and more.

All in all it is a great experience. You will make new friends and meet lots of people from the community. The department becomes your second family and second job. We work hard and have a good time doing it. See our files page for all the paperwork if you want to be a junior firefighter or send us a note under contact us and someone will be in contact. 


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