With the struggles of today’s two-income families and the growing responsibilities of parenthood, people simply don’t have the time for volunteering any more. A common misconception is that our firefighters are paid for what they do – or that we have plenty of members to do the job. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The members of our department are just like you – your neighbors and members of the community. They sacrifice their time to be there when others need help. We welcome you to join our family and give back to your community in the rewarding position of firefighter or emergency medical provider.
We provide the training . . . you provide the dedication.
The following items are just a few points for you to consider before you decide to become a member of this Fire Department.
The Town Line Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. responded to over 700 alarms in 2016. We provide emergency response (fire, motor vehicle accidents, and emergency medical services) to the Towns of Lancaster and Alden.
Training takes a very high priority in this department. We invest a great deal of time in training our new members and we need total commitment from them. Normal training sessions are held on Monday nights from 7PM to 9PM. For daytime members, training is held on Tuesday mornings at 9AM.
You will be expected to attend company meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each month. The meeting minutes will be read for daytime members on the Tuesday immediately following each meeting.
A one-year probationary period is required for all members. An additional period may be required in the event that your minimum requirements have not been satisfied.
The Town Line Volunteer Fire Department awards its members for their participation as an active member of the fire department with a Service Award Program. This program will earn you monies for each year of service attained by you and distributed monthly when you reach 62 years of age. You must accumulate 50 points for each year in order to receive service credit for that year. More information will be given to you upon acceptance into the department.
You should discuss this commitment that you are thinking about making with your immediate family. Becoming a volunteer firefighter can affect your lifestyle, and you and your -family should be prepared for this change.
Interested in becoming a member??
CLICK HEREto download a membership application. Simply complete and mail to: Vice President Rich DeVries, Town Line Fire Department, 6507 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086 or stop by any time!
Don’t live in Lancaster or Alden? NO PROBLEM!
We are proud to offer an Out-of-District program that allows members not living within the district to become a member. All we ask is that you give us a minimum of 8 hours per week - 40 hours per month (plus additional training time). We’ll do the rest!!