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East Great Plain
Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
Types of Members
Operates safely as part of a team, under the direction of the incident commander and or crew leader at emergency scenes. Operates various pieces of equipment including but not limited to hose lines, ladders, electrical equipment, breathing apparatus (SCBA), hydraulic equipment, and various power and hand tools. Obtains additional training through monthly in-house training, state sponsored classes, and other approved training resources. Particpates in various company functions including fundraisers and work projects. Presents themselves in a positive manner to other area fire company members and the general public.
Emergency Medical Member (EMS)
An Emergency Medical Member (EMS), responds to calls and carries out medical operations. These members are trained as Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). These members are also considered exterior firefighters and performs exterior functions on the fire ground with medical operations.
Fire Police Officer
A Fire Police Officer is responsible for securing the emergency scene, while performing traffic control and crowd control.
The Cadet Firefighting program is for teenagers ages 15-17. This program teaches teenagers the trade of firefighting. While performing under state and company policies, Cadet Firefighters can participate in certain training activities, and may shadow firefighters conducting certain exterior firefighting operations.
Why Should I consider Joining?
What are the benefits?
~Learn new skills
~Become part of a dynamic team
~$1,000 tax abatement for members who attend 20% of the emergency responses and attend 20 hours training each year
~After completion of training, you will be eligible to join the City of Norwich Volunteer Firefighters Relief Fund
~These news skills may better qualify you for a career fire or EMS position
~Be part of saving lives and property in your community
~Build lasting relationships and friendships as well as life-changing experiences
~Live in or adjacent to the East Great Plain Fire Company response district
~Be physically able to perform tasks in a hazardous environment. (Department will supply OSHA medical exam)
~Be able to attend entry-level and ongoing training
~Pass a Department interview and background process
~Be a team player
~Be available to respond to emergency calls
The Department will provide all relevant training and PPE at no cost to the member.
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