BECOME A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and live in Drexel Hill or the surrounding neighborhoods, we encourage you to apply with the Garrettford – Drexel Hill Volunteer Fire Company. No prior firefighting experience is required. We will provide all of the proper training and equipment you need, at no cost to you.
The basic requirements of becoming a volunteer firefighter at Garrettford – Drexel Hill are:
Minimum age of 14 years old
14 – 15 years old will be a Cadet Firefighter
16 – 17 years old will be a Junior Firefighter
18 years and older will be a Probationary Firefighter (if no Firefighter I certification)
Must clear a criminal and child abuse background check
Must be a United States Citizen
Must pass a physical examination by a certified physician
Being a volunteer firefighter offers opportunities that few others will ever experience. Few other jobs offer the opportunity to save a life, and as a volunteer firefighter, you could be called upon to do it at a moment’s notice. We want individuals who have the desire to help others, who are dedicated to their community, and who have the courage to take on a challenging job that will put them in dangerous situations. But through all of the grit and hard work, you are rewarded by being a member of a close-knit team who is making a significant difference in their community.
Additional benefits of volunteering at Garrettford – Drexel Hill are:
Learning new skills
Access to the fire company weight room, bunk room, and kitchen.
Discounted fire hall rentals
If you are willing and able to be a volunteer firefighter we encourage you to join us at Garrettford – Drexel Hill. Feel free to stop by the station, located at 323 Edmonds Ave., on Monday and Wednesday nights between 6 pm and 9 pm to pick up an application.