These are our members who respond to emergencies as Fire Fighters and Rescue Technicians. We provide all training and pay for any fees neccessary for your certifications. These members also help manage the organization.
A participating member helps with social events and managing the organization. Participating members do not respond to emergencies, but play a critical role in our day to day operations. As a self-sustaining organization we rely on these members to keep our company running.
We prefer that applications are to be submitted in person, so we can meet with you, discuss your goals, and answer any questions. You can drop your application at our monthly membership meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15pm at Station 1.
Our Application Committee will review your application. We will perform a background check and call you for an informal interview. If approved by the committee, your application will be voted upon during the next company monthly meeting.
During your first year as a member, you will be asked to participate in in-house training. Much of your time will be used to familiarize yourself with our equipment, policies, and the fire service. You may respond to emergencies during this period.
All new firefighters are expected to complete their Fire Fighter I certification within the first two years of membership. Courses preparing you for certification are offerred weeknight and weekends at HACC Public Safety Training Center.
"I really enjoy being a member of the Fire Service. It is a great feeling when you can help someone through a very bad time in their lives. Maybe having a hand in saving their lives or their property. Never expecting to be thanked for the service we provide. The brotherhood of our fellow fire department members is another great reason to belong to the Rescue Fire Company."
"Being around the fire service for many of years growing up is what drove me to become a firefighter myself, as many would say it’s in your blood. Being in or exposed to the fire service is what sparked my interest in becoming an RN as my profession. I enjoy helping people in their time of need and knowing that there are individuals like myself out there doing the same thing day after day."
"When I joined the fire company in 1997 I was looking forward to riding the best Heavy Rescue in the area. RFC was extremely instrumental in getting me the required training that is required to become a career firefighter. I learned a lot of much needed knowledge while riding at the fire company. Thanks to all of those that paved the way and made the fire company what it is today. Remember one thing: Never forget where you came from!!!!"
We offer a live-in program for those interested in 24-hour staffing. We have live-in quarters located at both of our stations. Within a 10 minute drive to HACC, this is perfect for students who want to run calls while attending college or career fire fighters looking to run calls when off the clock. As a Live-In member, you are expected to staff the station when not at school or work; utilizing the facilities as it were your primary residence. Live-Ins are required to assist with upkeep of the station, complete weekly chores, and attend company trainings and events.
If you are interested in applying for our Live-In Program, complete the following application. If you are already a member, submit this application to a Trustee. If you are not already a member of the Rescue Fire Company, you may hand in this application with your Membership Application.