When you join the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company, you are not only joining a fire company, but a brotherhood. We have many different types of members including: active, associate, junior firemen and cadets. Below you will find a breakdown of the different types of memberships.
Active members must be 18 years of age or older. They do not have to have any fire or EMS training upon applying to the fire company as training will be provided. Once trained, active members respond to fire and EMS calls, attend monthly meetings, assist with fund raising events and other activities.
Associate members are allowed to attend company meetings, respond to fire and EMS calls, assist with fund raising events and other activities.
Junior firemen between the ages of 16 years and 18 years are required to have written consent of both parents or legal guardian. Juniors are eligible to take training classes and may participate in company functions, work details and training. A Junior fire fighter may not be in the fire house after 10:00 on a school night or after 11:00 any other night. A line officer shall appoint supervision for each Jr. Fireman on an emergency call. No Jr. Fireman shall enter a working fire.
Cadets between the ages of 13 years and 15 years are required to have written consent of both parents or legal guardian. While cadets are not allowed to respond to emergency calls, their help around the fire house is greatly appreciated. Company mentors work with cadets to show them what it is like to be a fire fighter.
If you hear the calling to become a volunteer fire fighter, print out the application and contact someone within the fire company.