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Go to the Volunteer Application link and complete the application. Once complete select SUBMIT
After we receive your arson background investigation back, we will present your application to the Board of Directors for review. At that time, we will also interview you. This interview is more of an information exchange where we describe the steps in becoming a member and we give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. To make this easier on you we have described this information here.
- The New Haven Volunteer Fire Corporation is a Private not for profit membership corporation that contracts with the town of New Haven for Fire and Rescue Services. We are regulated by the Bylaws of the Corporation.
- Once the Board of Directors approves your application we will make a recommendation for probationary membership to the corporation, and they will vote on it. This is done at a regular business meeting, which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Once the vote has been taken, you will be notified in writing of the results.
- Once voted into Probationary Membership, you have six months to a year to become a Active Member. The requirements for becoming active are to show an interest in the corporation, and become familiar with equipment and the operation of the corporation. Voting for Active membership is also at a regular business meeting. While a probationary member the following restrictions apply:
- You cannot vote
- You will not be given the combination to the building
- You cannot use a blue light
- You will be issued a pager at some point during your probationary membership. Typically in 3-4 months depending on availability.
- Once you have been voted into Probationary Membership we will send you for a physical exam at our expense. We will provide you the details on how to arrange for the physical at that time.
- Once you are a probationary member, you will be provided with a handbook that contains all of our Policies, Procedures and the Bylaws. This is information you are expected to become familiar with as a probationary member.
- If you wish to be able to vote and run for office, you must be a Member in Good Standing. To be a member in Good Standing you must attend 1 business meeting per quarter and 3 drill per quarter. You are not required to maintain Membership in Good Standing.
- Members are required to attend training for those activities that you are expected to perform.
As previously mentioned, the Corporation must vote on your application, and while we would expect it to be favorable, we cannot guarantee the outcome. We can guarantee that you will be notified in writing of the outcome. We hope you find this information helpful.
Once your background investigation is completed, we will be in touch with you to arrange for an interview.
New Haven Volunteer Fire Corporation