Could it be You?
We are searching for citizens of our Community who would like to become members of the Boalsburg Fire Company. This is a great opportunity to meet people, learn new skills and help your friends and neighbors in their time of need. Our Company is made up of members from many different backgrounds but we come together as a team to be there to help people when the need arises. We currently run a fleet of 7 vehicle's including 2 Engines, a Heavy Rescue, a Tanker, a Brush Truck, a Traffic Unit and Utility. Running an average of 200 calls for service a year we provide Structure and Wildfire protection as well as Rescue Services including Vehicle Accidents and Specialized Incidents such as search details, animal rescues and beyond. Our coverage area includes Harris and part of College Township. We also assist our mutual aid Companies that take us to parts of Centre, Mifflin and Huntingdon Counties. Our Fire Police assist with Traffic and Crowd Control at emergency incidents as well as local events. We also have a Junior Cadet program. We invite 16 and 17 year olds to join and start to learn the skills of Firefighting. Junior members operate under the supervision of our officers and senior members giving them hands on experience in real world conditions. Junior Members must adhere to the Pennsylvania Child Labor Laws as they relate to the fire service. Another service we provide is Fire Prevention information. We visit schools and multiple public service events throughout the year as well as give station tours to groups such as boy and girl scouts. Membership doesn't cost you anything but time. Everything you need is provided free of charge. All you need to bring is a desire to try something new and want to help others. New members are required to take a 4 module Essentials of Firefighting class that will teach them the basics of Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Operations, First Aid and many skills they will use in the Fire Service. Many additional training opportunities are available including multiple levels of Vehicle Rescue, Water Rescue, Wildland Firefighting and other specialized classes. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Our application process includes a meeting with our Recruitment Committee, a State Police Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance and Drivers License Check, a Physical Agility Test, a Physical and Drug Screening. Upon successful completion of the application process the recruit will be recommended for membership to the Boalsburg Fire Company. If we have sparked your interest email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about who we are and what we do.
All Candidates for Cadet membership must:
* Reside or work within the Centre Region area.
* Submit an application for volunteer appointment to the company. "Applications are available at the Boalsburg Fire Station."
* Participate in an interview with our recruitment committee.
* Agree to be a Cadet or Junior Cadet Member during the orientation period.
* Be in good physical condition.
* Provide credible and favorable references on our application.
* Participate in a Physical Agility Test
* Provide Information to be used for a Pennsylvania State Police Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance and a Drivers Records Check
* Participate in a Fire Company Provided Physical and Drug Screening