Are You Interested In Becoming A Member?
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1. Any person of the age of 18, who is a citizen of the United States, is of good moral character, and resides within the limits of the Marlboro Township Fire District #2 boundaries may apply for membership. If you are, or know somebody, between the ages of 16 and 17, you may be interested in our junior fire department program.
(Read the process information below. If you would like to stop by the station to see what we do and ask some questions, come down on Thursdays between 7 pm and 8 pm during one of our truck check nights.)
- If accepted for membership, new members are given extensive training in all aspects of firefighting and rescue services. The initial training period last from 12-18 months and involves classroom and hands-on training. During that period, referred to as probationary training, members are limited in their firefighting functions. After successfully completing the probationary training, and being accepted as a full member of the department, members participate in all aspects of fire and rescue services. Training continues throughout the firefighters entire career through attendance at drills and training sessions.
- Members are required to attend a minimum percentage of fires, drills, meetings and other functions to remain members. We respond to all types of emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Obviously, all the members will not be available all the time. Work, family and other commitments are expected to limit each members activities. Luckily our diverse and large membership allows for adequate coverage around the clock.
It is often said that the pay stinks, but the rewards more than make up for it. There is no greater satisfaction than knowing you have helped someone in need – that you have made a difference in your community.
- To apply you must complete an application, submit to a physical examination by the fire district physician (at the district's expense), and submit to a background investigation by the Marlboro Township Police Department.
If this sounds like it's for you, or you have further questions, please fill out a membership application by CLICKING HERE A line officer will contact you to answer your questions, and/or continue your application process.