Frequently Asked Questions - Become a Firefighter
Training is held every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Anybody in the community is welcome to attend our weekly training sessions. In order to become an official member of the department, you must do the following:
1. Show up to 6 consecutive meetings on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
2. Complete four National Incident Management System (NIMS): IS-100, 200, 700 and 800
3. Find a member to be your Sponsor, who will mentor you and will speak on your behalf when it comes time to vote you in.
A volunteer fire department needs all kinds of volunteers. We have members who donate their time and efforts to benefit our department. We meet and train on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Bergheim Fire Station on Hwy#46. Just show up and talk to the Chief or any of the officers about what you would like to do for the Fire Department.
No, our volunteer firefighters come from all walks of life. A few members are retired; some are students; some have part-time jobs; and others have full-time jobs.
Among the volunteer firefighters, 3 are certified paramedics, 7 are certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and 4 are certified professional firefighters. The chief, also a volunteer, is a certified advanced level firefighter with experience in rescue and EMT medical training.
Yes, you do not have to live in our service area in order to become a Bergheim volunteer firefighter.