How to Join

The East Petersburg Fire Co. No.1 has been able to remain 100% volunteer for over 100 years. Most of our volunteers either live or work within our community, and assist the Fire Company as time permits. With membership, all the necessary training and equipment are provided with no out of pocket expense. 

With a steady decline of volunteers nation-wide, we are currently looking for new members to assist in the following roles:

Firefighter: Firefighters are trained personnel who respond to a variety of emergency calls for fire suppression, rescue operations, emergency medical services, etc. at the requests of Lancaster County Wide Communications (911 Center). They will also respond to other non-emergency requests at the discretion of the Fire Company Officers.

Fire Police: Fire Police are trained personnel who respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency incidents to assist with traffic and crowd control. 

Administrative Officers: Administrative members provide the skills required to operate the "business" of the Fire Company, including financial management, personnel management, record keeping, and many other areas. These roles include the President, Vice President, Secretaries, and Treasurers. 

Support Staff: Support members assist the Fire Company as needed, filling in on committees, assisting with fundraising, etc. 

Junior Firefighter: Junior Firefighters are members of the ages 15-18,who are just starting out with the Fire Company, but are limited by State Laws due to their age. They are able to attend training, as permitted, and will advance to a Firefighter role when they turn 18 years of age. 

Should you find yourself interested in helping your community in any of these roles, the following will guide you through out membership process:

  1. You may either download the attached .pdf application (.pdf is located at the bottom of these steps), or pick up an application at the Fire Company. 
  2. Once completed, the application must be dropped off or mailed to the Fire Company, along with a $2.00 application fee. If dropping an application off, the Fire Company trains on most Monday evenings, between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, so there are usually members at the station. There is also a secure mail box at the front entrance for the application to be dropped into. 
  3. Once received, a PA State Police background check is completed, at no cost to the Applicant.
  4. After the background check is received; the application is reviewed by the EPFC- Standards Committee. 
  5. Within 30 days of receipt of the application, the Applicant will be contacted by the Standards Committee to set up an interview. 
  6. After the interview is completed, the application will be brought to the Fire Company Membership for consideration, at the next scheduled Fire Company meeting.
  7. Within 5 days of the Fire Company meeting, the applicant will be notified of the outcome.
  8. If accepted, a second meeting will be set up with the President and/ or the Fire Chief.
  9. Within 30 days of the second meeting. the necessary Child Abuse and FBI clearances must be completed and returned to the Fire Company. These will also be at no charge to the Applicant.
  10. All accepted applicants will be initially be placed on " Probationary Status", usually lasting approximately 6 months. This will grant the Applicant and Membership time to get to know each other. 
  11. After completion of probationary period, the Applicant will be brought up to the Fire Company meeting to be released from the "Probationary Status". 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to possibly serving with you.

East Petersburg Fire Company Application