Join Us!

The Orchard Park Fire Company is always looking for new firefighters! Anyone who resides in the Town of Orchard Park over the age of 18 may apply! There are many benefits that come with being an Orchard Park Firefighter on top of the great feeling of helping those in need!

 

– Any Firefighter or Emergency Medical Services training is at no cost to members. Upon completion of your Firefighter 1 thru Erie County Emergency Services, you will receive 4 college credits from Erie Community College

– EMT or Paramedic School for members. Upon completion of your Paramedic, you may be eligible for an Associates Degree

– Free College education, paid thru FASNY Help Tuition Reimbursement Program

– All necessary Firefighting and EMS equipment is provided at no cost to members

– LOSAP – Length of Service Awards Program (Pension) (vested after 5 years)

– NYS Income Tax Credit ($200)

– Use of our Meeting Room for events

– Dayroom access 24/7

– Free use of our newly updated weight room!

– and much, much more!!!!

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Currently, our new member process takes approx 2-3 months from time of application to the time your a new probationary firefighter.

Once you’re accepted as a new firefighter, you are enrolled in our in-house FTO (Field Training Officer) program led by FTO Lieutenant. After meeting with the FTO Lieutenant, you will be paired with a senior firefighter to show you the ropes of being an Orchard Park Firefighter. This probationary period takes approximately 2 years to complete. Upon completion, you will have all the necessary training to be a full fledged Orchard Park Firefighter!

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Anyone interested in joining between the ages of 14-18 may join our Explorer program. In the Explorer program, youth are educated about firefighting, equipped with all the appropriate fire gear, are allowed to participate in hands-on training’s, attend E.F.A.T school ( Emergency Fire Apprenticeship Training ), and assist with the duties of helping around the fire stations!

Anyone interested, please contact us at opfirerecruiter@gmail.com !

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH DEPARTMENT YOU CAN JOIN, STOP BY THE ERIE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT PAGE AT iVolunteerFire.org