Operational volunteers are trained and certified to respond to 911 calls for service in the county and surrounding areas. Operational volunteers serve as fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, drivers, officers, and technical rescue specialists. Volunteers can train in fire only, EMS only, or train in both.
Junior Members are operational volunteers ages 16 to 18. Junior members are eligible to receive all of the training as fire fighters and EMTs but have restrictions and limitations on the hours they are allowed to be at the stations, positions they can staff, and actions they can perform on 911 calls.
Not all volunteer departments have Junior Members.
Administrative members of the volunteer departments are individuals who work to support the departments and their activities but do not staff or ride emergency vehicles. Public Education, logistics support, and other activities supporting the business needs of the department can be performed by administrative volunteers.
For every year you are a member, you will receive $10 per month when you reach retirement age. For example, if you are a member for 20 years, you will get $200 a month after you reach age 60. It is vested 50% after 5 years and 100% after 10 years.