Join the Hamlin Volunteer EMS Professionals:
The Hamlin Fire Department is the agency responsible for Fire and Emergency Rescue Services within the Hamlin Fire District. The Fire Department has the responsibility of providing fire services to protect life and property. Fire prevention, extensive fire ground training, proper rescue procedures and effective fire fighting tactics accomplish this.
In addition to fire fighting, the Hamlin Fire Department is entered into larger realm of public service that includes incidents involving emergency medical services, Hamlin Fire Department has created new area of membership with our organization for emergency medical technicians to join as EMS only, nearly 5 members who are professionally trained and highly motivated, had already taken advantage of this membership, but there is always room for additional members.
The Hamlin Fire District takes care of all training costs and equipment needed to keep you safe. However, all we are asking of you in return is your sincere commitment to putting in the time towards making a difference. If you are interested in becoming a Hamlin Volunteer EMS provider, you must be 18 years of age, have drivers license and current resident of the Hamlin Fire District.
Here are some of the benefits of being a Hamlin Volunteer EMS provider:
- Free Emergency Medical Technician training and experience for those who maybe looking to make a career in emergency services.
- Continuing education program for keeping NYS EMT certification renewed.
- The satisfaction you will receive by being part of a special group of people and the rewarding feeling you get from helping others.
- Use of fitness room.
- Employee assistants program in available for all members.
- Show your pride by marching and displaying our apparatus in area parades.
- Annual fire department inspection banquet and awards program.
- New York State volunteer tax credit
- Most of training is completed through Monroe Fire Bureau and Monroe Community College.
These are just some of the benefits you receive as a member and it is important to note that you can choose to participate in all of these events or none at all, everyone is different, but we feel that these activities help to maintain a happy and healthy environment within the organization.
Applications can be downloaded under the download tab; they must be completely filled out and can be mailed to or dropped off:
Hamlin Fire Department Inc.
PO Box 12
1503 Lake Road
Hamlin, NY 14464
After successful completion of an arson background check, you will be asked to come for interview with the Board of Directors. After the interview your applications will be presented to Fire Department body for approval for probationary membership. The applicant is then required for approval for probationary status by the board of Fire Commissioners. Shortly after that the applicant will be contacted by one of our line officers to get started. You will need to complete a psychical for exterior firefighter and be fit tested to wear SCBA. All new members start as probationary firefighters. The probationary period lasts 6 months. During this time the probationary firefighter must attend meetings and drills and must successfully complete all training requirements in order to meet the minimum qualifications as New York State Emergency Medical Technician. All training and equipment is provided for you free of charge. Most training is hands-on, however a written and practical exam must be completed to show competency in all subjects covered throughout your training.
Any further questions please feel free to stop in any Tuesday at 9 am or 7pm and speak with a line officer.