So you are thinking about becoming a firefighter. Being a firefighter is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to serve your community. You will be saving life and protecting property during various emergency situations. It is both physically and mentally demanding. It requires many hours of preparation and training.
What are the benefits of becoming a firefighter? The personal rewards and satisfaction each firefighter receives from the service is beyond description. Imagine the pride you will experience controlling a structure fire, the accomplishment of safely extricating a family from their vehicle after a multiple car collision, or the excitement on a child’s face after a fire safety and prevention presentation. These are just a few examples of why we do what we do.
Don’t make your decision to quickly. Deciding to become a firefighter should not be made lightly. Firefighting is not for everyone. You need courage, dedication, motivation, and a willingness to face new challenges. You will be expected to perform hot, dirty and strenuous work in hazardous and stressful environments. You must devote countless hours (especially in the beginning) to training, both hands-on and classroom. You will be expected to assist in performing testing and maintenance to the equipment, washing the apparatuses, performing administrative tasks and cleaning the station, just to mention a few.
So you still think this is for you? Excellent...Princeton Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for dedicated individuals who are motivated to make a positive difference in their community. If you can “Beat the Heat” and want to become a member, please refer to the eligibility requirements and application process information below.
If you do not feel that being a firefighter is for you, but you still have a desire to serve your community and would like to directly support the fire department, there are several opportunities you can still assist with, such as fundraising and public education. Please contact Chief Starling at [email protected] to receive specific information on upcoming events.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Any individual seeking membership in the department and meeting the above requirements, must obtain an application from Fire Chief Ken Starling. Chief Ken Starling can be contacted via email at [email protected]. The Chief will conduct an interview upon return of the application and after satisfactory findings, will forward the application to the Board of Directors for recommendation, and then to the general membership for acceptance.
Upon acceptance into the department, the candidate will be placed on a six (6) months probationary period. During the probation period, the candidate will only perform duties authorized by the Chief or his designee. Upon completion of the six (6) months period, the General membership will vote to determine the candidate’s acceptance for active membership.