How to Become a Member of the Hartsville Fire Company
Membership Type: Operational:
Junior Firefighter (ages 16 and 17) Senior Firefighter (ages 18+)
Download application at www.hartsvillefc.org
Complete the application and drop it off at the firehouse on any Tuesday night Submit a criminal background check
Complete a fire company physical (free)
In the first six months you must attend 10 (weekly) drills and 4 (monthly) meetings.
You also must be registered for a basic firefighter class (free of charge for members of Bucks County fire companies)
The Basic Firefighting Class is typically hosted at the Bucks County Public Safety Center in Doylestown
Classes start at the beginning of January and the end of July.
The class is 192 hours (Tues/Thurs evenings and Sat or Mon/Wed evenings and Sunday)
Written and practical certification test at conclusion
Hartsville Fire Company weekly drills are held on Tuesday night starting at 7pm.
Members are encouraged to attend as many drills as possible. Regular Company Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the night.
Fitness center on site
CPR, First Aid and advanced certifications offered at no cost Health and wellness programs
Family events: Covered dish Christmas party
Fire Company Awards Banquet (formal affair)
Firefighter physical (NFPA qualified)
Use of tables and chairs for family parties
Company provided uniforms
Life insurance policy
Administrative members assist with a variety of functions within the company. Administrative Members are an important part of our organization, that work on committees and projects allowing our firefighters to concentrate their time on training. Your background, and skills may prove to be a great asset to the company!
Cadet Firefighter (ages 14-15)
Cadet Firefighters train on Wednesday nights starting at 7pm. Cadets are trained on basic fire fighter and team builder skills. All participants will need working papers issued by their school. No background or physical needed.
Did you know that a lot of municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are beginning to hire full-time firefighters with experience as a volunteer firefighter?