What is the Maybrook Fire Department about?
We are a fire/rescue organization comprised 100% of volunteers (unpaid) that predominantly responds to fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous conditions and emergency medicals. We provide an incredible atmosphere with state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment.
Would the fire department want Me?
The Maybrook Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking new members to join the ranks. We are comprised of active members from teenagers to seniors. While the most majority of active members are young, members of all ages are welcome. Our department does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, age, or sex and opportunities within the organization are equally available to everyone meeting established criteria.
What are the Membership Types?
- Active (Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified First Responders and much more)
- Junior Members Program (Program allows 16-17-year-olds to participate in the fire dept. and allows them to go on calls and receive training till they become 18 years of age)
- Ladies Auxiliary – (non-emergency)
What would I be expected to do as a firefighter, EMT, CFR?
Once all the minimum training requirements and competencies are met, a firefighter, EMT or CFR will be expected to perform the complete range of duties expected at a variety of incidents. Active members respond to calls for assistance with saving lives and property. Firefighting, EMS & rescue work involves exposure to physical exertion, extreme heat, hazardous atmospheres and conditions, heights, the potential risk of injury in performing duties or handling equipment. In addition visual/mental exposure to a variety of potentially dramatic and disturbing scenes in performing duties at the fire, rescue, and medical incidents which could involve exposure to blood, dismemberment, and death. Anyone considering becoming a firefighter should evaluate they're own physical and mental limitations and give serious consideration to the personal risk involved and, if necessary, discuss any concerns with a member of the membership committee prior to submitting a membership application.
What are the Physical/Medical Conditions that I must meet?
Firefighting, EMS (including rescue work) can be spontaneously physically demanding to cover short or prolonged periods. While there currently is no required physical or agility test to become or remain a Firefighter or EMT, those participating at fire/rescue scenes, training exercises, drills, and performing other non-emergency duties, should be physically fit to the degree that they are able to perform the tasks necessary to accomplish the demands without creating a considerable life safety burden to themselves, fellow members or the public to which we serve.
What are the Membership Requirements?
- Complete and Submit a membership application
- Meet with and discuss the application with a membership committee member
- Successfully pass a department physical and an arson investigation background check.
- Be voted in as a probationary member by the company members at a general membership meeting.
- Serve a probationary membership period of a minimum 1 year.
- Be enrolled in any of the following Firefighter I, Scene Support Ops, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Certified First Responder (CFR) course prior to the end of the probationary period.
- Be voted in as an active member by the company members at a general membership meeting after meeting all probationary requirements.
Maintaining Active Membership:
- Active members must meet a percentage level of calls, membership meeting and drills.
- Completion of any of the following Firefighter I, Scene Support Ops, Emergency Medical Technician or Certified First Responder
What are the Membership Benefits?
- Obtaining skills that boost self-esteem.
- Learn teamwork and its rewards.
- Personal enrichment through helping others.
- Enhance ones physical and mental well being.
- Camaraderie and make lifelong friendships.
- Become part of an extended family (brotherhood)
- All firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical training are provided.
- Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) [Retirement].
- Scholarships for college students through county, state and federal organizations.
- New York State Income Tax Credits and Property Tax Exemption for volunteers.
- A great sense of community and serving a good cause.
- Fun on top of more fun.
- Free uniforms provided, Possible Career Potential, College Credit within Federal, State, and County training classes.
- Opportunities for advancement and responsibility on both the operational and administrative side of the MFD.
- Camaraderie and lifelong friendships.
- Fitness equipment use including treadmill and weight center.
- High-speed Internet access network.
Potential Benefits of Enhanced Training:
- Free New York State, County and National Professional Certifications (which can help with career opportunities and meet college degree requirements)
- Free select training offered by New York State Fire Training Programs awards college credit towards a college degree.
- Greater Career (Paid) Opportunities (with some career training/certification requirements already being met)
How Do I Join?
Anyone considering being a member should read this page in its entirety, must be 16 years old or older and stop by the firehouse located at 204 Wallace Avenue (The firehouse sits off the road from State Route 208 on Volunteer Place) to speak to any member to discuss potential membership and to obtain an application or download the membership application from this site [Requires Adobe Reader for PDF File] complete it and bring it with you, and get the membership process started.
Have any questions email Membership@maybrookfd.com
Be part of a progressive emergency agency in the region. Training is provided and many great benefits of being a member. All of us at the Maybrook Fire Department are looking forward to meeting with you and working side by side with you in the near future.