The Clinton Heights Fire Department is recruiting for both of our stations. You would apply to become a member of one of the companies first, and then the department. Below is the standard process timetable for becoming a volunteer with CHFD.
Step 1: If you reside or will be residing within the Clinton Heights Fire District, complete the website inquiry or contact the station.
Step 2: A CHFD member will contact you to discuss qualifications and expectations and answer your questions. If you both agree you’re a good volunteer candidate, you will receive a membership application and schedule an interview.
Step 3: Interview You meet with the Membership Committee, consisting of a panel of 5 to 7 department members. You may be invited to attend department training drill sessions as an observer.
Step 4: Background Checks All volunteers must pass a background check, and references from your application will be contacted.
Step 5: Processing Checks Applications take approximately 30 days to process. We will contact you about whether or not your application has been successful and why.
Step 6: Welcome to the Department If your membership application is accepted, we’ll issue you with a uniform, pager, and other gear. You can start attending regular training nights.
Step 7: Probation Period and Training You’ll complete a medical physical and start a standard training program completing online and in-person training, depending on the role.
Once you complete the required Probation training courses, you have the opportunity to start responding and riding with the department to calls.