How to Join
So you are thinking about becoming a volunteer firefighter! Being a volunteer firefighter is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to serve your community. You will be saving life and protecting property during various emergency situations. It is both physically and mentally demanding and requires many hours of preparation and training.
What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer firefighter? The personal rewards and satisfaction each firefighter receives from the service is beyond description. Imagine the pride you will experience controlling a structure fire, the accomplishment of safely extricating a family from their vehicle after a multiple car collision, or the excitement on a child’s face after a fire safety and prevention presentation. These are just a few examples of why we do what we do.
Don’t make your decision too quickly. Deciding to become a volunteer firefighter should not be made lightly. Firefighting is not for everyone. You need courage, dedication, motivation, and a willingness to face new challenges. You will be expected to perform hot, dirty and strenuous work in hazardous and stressful environments. You must devote countless hours (especially in the beginning) to training, both hands-on and in the classroom. You will be expected to assist in performing testing and maintenance to the equipment, washing the apparatuses, helping with fundraising and community events, performing administrative tasks and cleaning the station, just to mention a few.
So you still think this is for you? Excellent...Uintah Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for dedicated individuals who are motivated to make a positive difference in their community. If you think that becoming a volunteer firefighter is for you and want to become a member, please refer to the eligibility requirements and application process information below.
What if I'm not sure it is for me, but I still want to volunteer my time? If you do not feel that being a firefighter is for you, but you still have a desire to serve your community and would like to directly support the fire department, there are several opportunities you can still assist with, such as fundraising and public education. Please contact us at email@example.com or (801) 784-8701 to receive specific information on upcoming events.
We hope to hear from you soon.
- 18 years or older
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Permanent resident within six (6) driving miles of the Uintah City Fire Department Station 91
- Must attend at least 75% of reguarly scheduled meetings on an annual basis
- Obtain Level I Firefighter Certification within 18 months from date of membership
- Obtain Level II Firefighter within three (3) years from date of memberhsip
- Obtain Medical Responder certification within four (4) years from date of membership
- Attend fifteen percent (15%) of all fire calls per year
- Complete background check required
- Driving record check
The entire application process is outlined in the Recruit Candidate Orientation Manuals that can be downloaded and printed out by clicking on the links below. Please read the information contained in these booklets carefully, they will outline the process the department follows for hiring as well as helpful general information regarding the department and what is expected of its members. If you have any questions regarding the process or the status of your application you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 784-8701.
Upon acceptance into the department, the candidate will be placed on a six (6)) months probationary period. During the probation period, the candidate will only perform duties authorized by the Chief or his designee. Upon completion of the six (6) months period, the General membership will vote to determine the candidate’s acceptance for permanent membership.