As this agency is entirely staffed by volunteers we rely upon members of the community for staffing. With the increase in demands from work and family commitments, new members are always welcome and needed to help provide these services to the community. Not every member is an interior firefighter. There are ample opportunities for those who don't want to go into burning buildings to offer a hand. Members are needed to drive apparatus, run the pumps, fill air bottles, direct traffic, give medical attention, and provide other vital support operations. We also have a need for EMS members and associate members. These members would contribute to our company in many varied ways.
Our members range from 16 year old Junior Firefighters to retired personnel of more sophisticated age. Many of our members have gotten involved, planning on only taking a small part in fire fighting operations and as time has passed, have discovered the desire to further their skills. Several firematic and/or EMS members have moved on to positions with paid fire departments, locally like the Binghamton and Endicott Fire Departments to a more national level with the Washington DC Fire Department. Other members have gone into jobs in the private sector with national organizations like the Insurance Service Organization, ISO, which provides guidelines for fire fighting and insurance regulations. We encourage anyone who may have even a slight interest in becoming a firefighter, EMS provider, or in just volunteering their time to more value our community to stop by and explore the opportunities provided by becoming a member.
Anyone interested in becoming a member must complete a written application and be interviewed by the Board of Directors. For firematic and/or EMS members a physical exam will be conducted by the Broome County Health Department. The applicant is then presented for membership and when accepted goes through a probationary period where they become familiar with the duties and requirements of membership.