Volunteer Fire Department This document has been created to familiarize prospective members with the opportunities and benefits offered by joining the membership of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. This guide will briefly explain the minimum qualifications needed to become a member and serves to explain the interview and admission process. We welcome your feedback.
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. We welcome you to the membership application process.
The details of this process are outlined in the Prospective Member Guide. If you have not yet received this guide, please contact us to arrange getting one to you. Please take the time to review the guide closely before you fill out the application.
We will be available if you have any questions throughout the process – and also when you become a member of our organization. Once you have completed the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a brief appointment where we will check the application for completeness and answer any questions you may have, as well as schedule an interview with you. At that time, we can also schedule a ride along with us.
We look forward to meeting you and hope to make you feel at home at the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.
Is additional information about a change in your name, or use of an assumed name or nickname, necessary to enable a check on your eligibility for membership?
If you answered YES, please provide details on the “Additional Information Page”
How long have you resided at the above address?
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Do you have a valid Driver’s License? What State? _______________
What Is Your License Class? _____________________________
Have you ever been a member of the US Armed Forces?
NOTE: If you answered YES, please provide details on the “Additional Information Page.” List branches and dates.
If you answered YES, did you receive a dis-honorable discharge?
NOTE: Dishonorable discharge is not an absolute bar to membership. This and other factors will affect a final decision. If you answered YES, please provide details on the “Additional Information Page”
Have you ever been convicted, or found guilty of a felony, misdemeanor, insurance fraud, arson, and alcohol related vehicle and traffic offenses or pled guilty to a reduction of one of these offenses, and the records of same were not expunged.
NOTE: 1. If you answered YES, please provide details on the “Additional Information Page.” 2. A conviction of an alcohol related vehicle and traffic offense will not automatically disqualify an applicant from membership with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. It may, however bear upon the qualification of an applicant to be certified as a driver of the Fire Department’s apparatus.
OSHA regulations require that you pass a physical examination after becoming a member of this department. The Prince George’s County Fire Commission’s designated medical provider will provide you with a free medical examination. Will you be willing to undergo a free medical examination?
When are you generally available to participate in Fire Company Activities?
(Meetings, drills, responses, fundraising, work details etc.) [Circle all that apply]
Do you have any previous emergency services experience? If so, indicate below.
NOTE: Please indicate only Fire, Rescue, EMS, Police or HazMat or relevant experience.
I acknowledge that all of the statements made herein are true to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements made in this application. I acknowledge that any false statements or material omissions could lead to rejection as a candidate or termination as a member if the falsity or omission is learned subsequent to my acceptance as a member.
I acknowledge that I desire to promote the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department’s objectives to protect life and property, prevent and extinguish fires, and mutually further the moral and intellectual improvement of its members as set forth in the Hyattsville VFD’s by-laws, rules & regulations.
The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, creed, religion, or marital status. If an applicant is approved for membership, such approval is conditional upon final receipt of references and background information consistent with the standards of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. A conditionally approved member may be dismissed at any time and for any reason within twelve (12) months of his /her acceptance as a conditional member.
Are you currently employed?
May we contact your employer as a reference?
NOTE: If you answered YES, please complete the information below