Thank you for your interest in becoming a firefighter with the Red Oak Community Fire Department. We are always accepting applications from those that are interested in serving their community, regardless of the amount of experience you have in the fire service. Click on "New Member Packet", print and complete the application, and submit it to the department. Meeting nights are the first Thursday night of every month at 7 p.m. We look forward to meeting you!
Red Oak Volunteer Membership Applications are to be presented at our regular scheduled business meeting the second Tuesday of each month. You must be present at the business meeting to submit your application. After your application has been submitted, the ROFD Membership Committee will review and determine your application's completeness and acceptability. Once your application information has been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory, you will be notified and a time for you to be interviewed will be scheduled.
(Junior applicants will need to bring at least one parent or legal guardian with them to the interview meeting )
Requirements for Membership at ROFD
*Must be able to pass a Criminal History Background Check
*Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. (Unless Junior member)
* Junior members must be at least 16 years old.
*Must abide by ROFD bylaws and Standard Operating Procedures
Service for Others
FIREFIGHTING May Not Be For Everyone, But VOLUNTEERING Can Be!
...seen an accident and wanted to assist the people involved?
...tried to make new friends that share your interests?
...wanted to get more involved in the community you were living in?
If you said YES to any of the above, you should consider joining the Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department. There are many benefits of membership including training/education, lifelong friendship, and community involvement - just to name a few! There are a number of different roles a person can play within the department and each job helps us create a safe community for our families. Not everyone is a firefighter. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages. There is something for everyone at the ROFD:
* FIREFIGHTER: 18 years or older. Men and women who work hard to fight fires, rescue people, save property, and do a lot of training. Firefighters may progress to become driver/operators of the apparatus and officers that lead fire crews and provide emergency incident command.
* JUNIOR: 16 to 18 years of age. Young adults who work hard learning how to fight fires, rescue people, save property, and successfully complete the required training. Junior firefighters may strive to someday become driver/operators of the apparatus and officers that lead fire crews and provide emergency incident command. Junior's particpate in fire and rescue activities in an "apprentice" type role while learning the necessary skills to function as a firefighter upon reaching their 18th birthday.
* SUPPORT ROLES: Not everyone has to run into a burning building to be helpful. There are plenty of non-firefighting roles available. We need PHOTOGRAPHERS and VIDEOGRAPHERS who are interested in documenting emergency scenes and company events. There is also a lot of behind-the-scenes work that must be done to keep the fire company running. We have administrative officers (membership, financial, etc.) that keep our records straight; committees for raising funds, grant writing, maintaining and updating our website, working on computers, organizing events, maintaining our facilities and keeping our organization running; fire safety and prevention education; and many other opportunities.
If you have a skill or talent that you think we could utilize, let us know!
As mentioned above, all firefighters and Juniors are required to complete basic fire and emergency medical training upon becoming active members. All training, uniforms, protective equipment, and on-duty insurance coverage is provided at no cost. In-house training courses and drills are held regularly, as well as at the county, state and national level in all areas of fire/rescue. The possibilities are limited only by your desire to learn. But the experiences and rewards of being an Red Oak firefighter will last your entire life. So why not join our emergency services family today?
Call (252) 355-8870 for more info or fill out the application and bring it by the fire station.
What are you waiting for?