Ferndale Fire Department Has a Burning Need for New Members
The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department is currently looking for new members. The Ferndale Fire Department serves the city of Ferndale and the surrounding area.
The Ferndale Fire Department responds to an average of 200 calls per year, which range from structure fires, medical aid calls, vegetation fires, traffic collisions, lift assists, and search and rescues, just to name a few.
The Ferndale Fire Department is comprised of three chief officers, three engine companies and one medical company. Each company has one Captain, one Lieutenant and several Firefighters.
The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department holds trainings and meetings on each Thursday evening of the month. The first Thursday of the month is a department business meeting, with the additional three Thursday evenings reserved for training on topics such as CPR, First Responder Medical Training, Fireground Operation, Rope Rescue, Auto Extrication, water supply, roof ventilation and so on.
In addition to the calls and trainings, the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department also hosts community blood donation drives twice per year, participates in parades and numerous other community events, and strings the lights on the town’s historic Christmas Tree.
To be eligible for membership in the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department, you must: Be at least 18, but not over 55 years of age, have lived or worked at least 40 hours per week in Ferndale for at least six months, and be willing to attend the Thursday meetings and drills, as well as respond to calls whenever possible.
Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department also has a youth explorer group, for interested people between the ages of 14-18 years old. The explorer group holds monthly meetings, participates in trainings, and provides support to the firefighters such as radio communications and supplies.
If this seems to be something that is of interest to you, the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department would love to have you join.
You can contact the Department at (707)786-9909, and arrange a time to pick up an application with a cheif.
You can also visit www.ferndalefire.org and click “how to join” and print an application, and mail it to PO Box 485, Ferndale CA, 95536 or deliver it in person to any member.
Also, if you don’t live in Ferndale, and would like to be part of your local Fire Department, contact your local department. Volunteer Departments throughout the county are always looking for new members.