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Recruitment

If you are interested in joining our team, contact us at the bottom of the page or fill out a membership application. You may also stop by one of our three stations during our Monday night drills starting at 7pm or our monthly meetings, which are on the first Thursday of every month at 730pm. 
 
Our application for membership can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 
 

Why Volunteer

Get Involved
By joining Onesquethaw Fire Company, you’re afforded the chance to truly make a difference in your community. This is your opportunity to get involved in something rewarding and meaningful. You'll be able to meet residents in your own community and build bonds within the department itself. You may find lifelong friends!

Give Back
Giving back is answering the call when someone is in need. It’s providing the safety and reliability the community needs. It’s the ultimate service to your community. You might think at first that you don’t have the time – until you feel the honor of helping out your neighbors in a way that no one else can when they truly need you. You’ll realize nothing is more worth your time.

Train for Safety
Your first thought may be that you’re not trained to fight fires and handle emergencies. However, when you join Onesquethaw, you’re trained to be safe. You’ll receive continuing education on the most current technology and equipment to hone your first responder skills. These skills will keep you safe during an emergency. Once you become a member, all EMS and fire classes are paid for by OVFC. You can be rest assured you’re making a huge difference in your community and doing so in the safest way possible thanks to the exceptional training provided to you.

Benefits
As a member of the volunteer fire/EMS service, not only do you get the satisfaction of helping others, but you get free training, tuition assistance and other great benefits. You become part of a new family, a brotherhood and sisterhood unlike any you’ve
ever known.

Other potential benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Free training
  • 24/7 access to our free gym
  • Being a team member
  • Tax breaks
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement benefits (LOSAP)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Yearly banquet and Christmas dinners

Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age, no arson criminal convictions, pass a fire company physical, and live in or near the district. 

There is no maximum age. For those looking for less physically demanding duties, positions such as administration or scene support, are available to volunteers. General health requirements are relative to the duties you’ll be called upon to perform. A recruit must be of sound moral character and be prepared to fill a position of responsibility and trust.

While not strictly requirements, experience shows us that successful volunteers are usually caring people who are concerned about their community and enjoy working as part of a team. You should aim to be the type of person who enjoys challenges and learning new skills.



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Run Statistics

Jan - 29 Jul - 21
Feb - 22 Aug - 27
Mar - 23 Sep - 22
Apr - 24 Oct - 21
May - 26 Nov - 0
Jun - 29 Dec - 0

Stats by Year:

2021 - 244 2020 - 314
2019 - 280 2018 - 296