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Volunteer Process

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Steps to Becoming a Member

We pride ourselves on providing the best and most professional service possible. Doing so takes the combined efforts of all of our volunteers. This is how you join.

  1. Submit an inquiry on our website (Apply Today).
  2. A representative of our Membership Committee contacts you.
  3. We send you a Membership Application. Complete it, and either drop it at Station 1 in Minoa or mail it.
  4. The Membership Committee reviews your application, completes driver license and NY State-required background checks, and reviews your references.
  5. To proceed, we schedule an interview. Here you learn about our organization, expectations, and roles. You may tour the station, and ask questions about anything you wish to know.
  6. Upon approval of the Membership Committee and the Minoa Village Board, you are formally admitted as a new Minoa Volunteer Fire Department member and begin a 1-year probation.

At this time, you begin your training. You are issued a station key, response pager, and protective gear, and a mentor is assigned. During this time, you may respond to calls and ride apparatus.

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