Would you like to apply for membership to the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company? It's easy!
We're currently accepting members to join the ranks as Firefighter, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Police, Support Member and Junior Division (ages 14-17).
Job descriptions are below:
Firefighter: Working in the fire company will include various tasks and training that all revolve around the core idea of preserving life and property in the Town of Haddam. As a Volunteer Firefighter you will be trained how to safely operate en-route to and on the scene of an emergency. Firefighting tasks include; combating, extinguishing and preventing fires of all types. Members will also be driving and operating fire apparatus, using power tools including the Hurst Jaws of Life, and learning fire ground operating procedures which include strategy and tactics as well as various safety techniques.
Firefighters are required to take Firefighter I, a 14-week program with about 200 hours of classroom and practical time. Classes generally consist of one evening class during the week and classes on every other weekend, excluding holidays. As the initial entry program for firefighting personnel, Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for success within the Fire Service.
Firefighter candidates receive a pager and Personal Protective Equipment including bunker pants, coat, hood, boots, firefighting gloves, goggles and a helmet. Dress uniforms also are provided.
Emergency Medical Service: The fire company is responsible for providing EMS (Emergency Medical Service) to the residents of Higganum and Haddam. We provide emergency medical care to patients and prepare them for transport. Members are encouraged to become a licensed EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) or an EMT (Emergency medical Technician). The department pays for these courses. Monthly EMS training is provided to build EMS basic life support skills, adhering and reviewing policies set forth by Middlesex Hospital, and working together to provide the best emergency care possible.
Fire Police: Fire Police provide scene safety to firefighters and first responders working on an emergency scene. They also help to manage traffic concerns away from emergency scenes and protecting the general public from the emergency scene itself. Training is offered by the department and would cover aspects of scene safety and traffic diversion management.
Support Member: Support members fill various administrative roles that are needed to help the day-to-day operations of the department business be managed efficiently. We have administrative roles that are non-firefighter based such as our secretary, treasurer, and historian positions. We offer many committees to serve on such as the annual Christmas committee, annual department fundraiser, and various other committee projects that take place throughout the year.
Junior Member: The HVFCo. Junior Division is comprised of 14- to 17-year-old cadets who learn alongside firefighters and perform support functions at calls. The company accepts up to 10 Junior Members at any given time. Juniors receive training and protective turnout gear. Once a Junior member is 18, he or she has the opportunity to join the regular membership.
First, read through the Application Packet. This document includes additional information on various job descriptions, eligibility and what's involved during the application process.
Next, download and print the Application Form.
Mail the original, completed application form to:
Haddam Volunteer Fire Co.
P.O. Box 194
Higganum, CT 06441
You also may drop of the application form in person, Monday evenings, at:
Station No. 1, 439 Saybrook Road in Higganum.
Expect a member of the HVFCo.'s Membership Committee to contact you within one week.
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