December 12, 2019

Firefighters Needed

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The Rehoboth Fire department is currently recruiting for the position of Call Firefighter. This is a part time position and you must live in Rehoboth or within two miles of the border. The RFD is comprised of on call volunteers from all walks of life. Our membership is a compilation of business professionals, farmers, carpenters, public servants, IT managers, landscapers, full time firefighters - emergency medical technicians and service technicians to name a few. We provide cost effective fire protection for the town with over sixty members, three stations and twelve pieces of apparatus. We are currently recruiting to bolster our ranks, which are made up of your friends, neighbors and relatives who live in town. Our organizational structure consists of a full time Chief, three other call Chiefs with various division responsibilities, Company officers and firefighters. There are three stations strategically located in the North, Center and South districts of the community. Where you reside in town dictates which station you are assigned to. Yes, there are some qualifications and requirements that need to be met. You must be a minimum of eighteen years old. We have several members that became firefighters in the later stages of life. A standard application for employment must be submitted. You will need to pass a physical and extensive background check to be considered You will then be required to complete an intensive four-month training course that is presented on weeknights and some weekends by the Massachusetts Fire Academy.

Completion of the Fire Academy is mandatory. You will receive Pro Board certification as Firefighter I & II. The course begins in February and wraps up in June. Once entry level training is completed you will be required to attend Company drills and pull duty once a month as well as responding to calls when available. The department provides all training materials and personal protective equipment required. Firefighters are also compensated for fire, training and duty hours. What you will discover though is it is a passion for firefighting that will make you want to continue. This is not only a great way to give back to your community and its residents but the feeling of personal satisfaction you will attain is something you must experience for yourself. The department also offers membership in fraternal associations that raise money for needs not covered by our budget. These efforts also provide for assistance to members who may be facing personal hardships. Other funds are also distributed to other community charities. The chance to work together to help the community in other ways than providing public safety also fosters friendships and camaraderie. So, we ask you to please give the opportunity to join the fire department serious consideration. Stop by one of the stations or talk to a neighbor who is already a member. If you have any questions at all please contact the Chief’s office at 508-252-3725 You can also check us out on Facebook or visit our website at www.rehobothfd.com

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