Becoming an Echo Hose Firefighter

BECOMING A MEMBER

So your interested in becoming an Echo Hose Firefighter? Below is some important information on what it takes and what is expected/required of you if you become a member. Note, not every requirement and expectation is listed here. Full details on membership will be given once you apply or if you choose to
setup a meeting with us.

THE PROCESS

Must be at least 16 years of age and live within 10 miles of the firehouse to apply
Submit an application (Online or in person) with a $20 application fee
Meet the company officers and get a tour of the firehouse
Interview with the Investigation Committee/Officers
Pass a Background check
Pass a Medical Examination
Favorable vote by the company membershp

MEMBERSHIPS

 Associate / Social

Auxiliary

Junior (16 yr – 17yr)

Probationary

Active

Veteran

Honored

Life Honored

SOME REQUIREMENTS

Attend alarms, drills, meetings, work parties, fundraisers, and company events.
Perform your assigned firehouse chore and learn the apparatus  equipment.
Respect the public – Being a firefighter is an honor and a privilege. Being issued a badge doesn’t mean you deserve special treatment.
Know your responsibilities – As a probie you will have specific duties, know what they are.
Stay physically fit – Firefighting is one of the most demanding jobs in the world.
Be accountable – The only person accountable for your actions is you. If you make a mistake, own up to it.

SOME RULES & REGULATIONS

Attend alarms, drills, meetings, and work parties.
You will not be allowed to ride the apparatus until you have completed your probie orientation and have reviewed the apparatus and equipment.
Probationary members with black helmets are not allowed to enter any structure until the structure is deemed safe by the incident commander.
No member shall post any company information, pictures, or insignia on any social media website forum without permission from the 1st Lieutenant.
If you are unable to attend a meeting, drill, and or work party, it will be your responsibility to fill out an excuse form and notify the probationary advisers.

INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Top Responder of the Quarter – Each quarter the Recruitment and Retention Officer will be award the top 5 responders of each company.
LOSAP (Length of Service Awards Program) – Attend (6) drills, (3) meetings, and 20% of calls for 3 years. If the company responds to over 700 calls, members must attend 15% of calls. After 3 years you start to become vested. The age to begin collecting is 65.
LOSAP (Length of Service Awards Program) – Attend (6) drills, (3) meetings, and 20% of calls for 3 years. If the company responds to over 700 calls, members must attend 15% of calls. After 3 years you start to become vested. The age to begin collecting is 65.
Free Training – The city pays and or will reimburse you for all training. Training classes such as Firefighter III, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, Water, Elevator Technician, EMT, MRT, etc..
The satisfaction of serving your community!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Having the opportunity to serve your community as a firefighter is an honor and a privilege. On the contrary, firefighting is a business of service. When people are having the worse day of their lives they call us for help. They call us and let us into their homes because they trust us and believe we are professional. If you do not attend training and put forth the necessary effort, you put yourself in danger, your fellow brothers in danger, and the public in danger.
If your ready to join fill out an application.

APPLICATION

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