A great opportunity to serve your community!
Like any other volunteer organization, we are always looking for new members. Firefighters are outfitted with turnout gear, i.e., coat, pants, boots, helmet, pagers, etc. all at the expense of the fire company.
Not everyone has to run into a burning building to be helpful to the fire company. In fact a majority of the activities do not involve fire related tasks. Ensuring the fire service is ready to respond is probably the single most import thing. Plus there are many other activities involved with being a volunteer, such as:
- Working our annual carnival
- Helping with fundraisers
- Preparing for our annual Santa visit
- Helping with fire prevention at schools
- Cleaning the trucks
- Grant writing
To apply for membership in the Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company click on the Membership Application link below, fill the form and return it to the fire station at 1520 Roosevelt Road. (You must be sponsored by an active member of Ohio Twp VFC)
To become a member, you must be at least 18 years old.
This status is attained after associate members successfully complete the Essentials of Fire Fighting class. Classes at the Allegheny County Fire Academy are free to any members of the Fire Company.
Life Members are members who have held active membership for over 25 years. Golden Life Members are members who have held active membership for over 50 years.
Fire Police provide safety and security to the fire crews, direct traffic around emergency scenes, assist motorists, provide crowd control, etc. Occasionally, Fire Police are called upon to assist the police department and neighboring communities.
To join the Ohio Township VFC Fire Police, you must be a member of the fire company.
Click here to download an application – Membership Application
Firefighters respond to the emergency calls, therefore training is a very important aspect of fire fighting. Weekly practices at the fire station, additional classes are offered by the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
Formed in 1947, the Ohio Township VFC Auxiliary contributes greatly to the fire company by holding their own fundraisers, and assisting with regular fire company events.
The Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of every month.
Click here to download an application – Auxiliary Membership Application