Some requirements of serving as a volunteer with DeBary Volunteer Firemen's Association
- Must successfully complete a background check.
- Must successfully complete an entry level medical evaluation.
- Must attend a minimum of two (2) in station weekly drills per month.
- If Combat must complete a minimum of 24 hours Stand-By per month. .
- Must become familiar with our General Rules and adhere to such.
Applicants for the following classifications must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED (unless otherwise stated).
Must be in excellent physical condition. Must possess State of Florida Certificate of Compliance (Minimum Standards) and State of Florida EMT (or Paramedic) license. Firefighter volunteers are able to respond to all types of emergencies and actively participate in fireground operations. Members will become knowledgeable of and clean/care for all tools and equipment; complete and maintain official records and reports; and assist with both emergency and non-emergency preparedness functions, including community fire prevention and fire safety education programs. Firefighters will provide emergency medical care and assistance, perform rescue functions such as extrication of victims from vehicle crashes, etc. May be required to drive various fire apparatus. Firefighter volunteers will receive additional training and are issued personal protective
clothing for the performance of their duties.
Support Volunteers generally are in the process of obtaining their Firefighter or EMT training and certification to meet the requirements for Firefighter classification. May serve in supportive roles outside the immediate hazard area on an incident scene. Roles include: EMS/Rescue (Must be state-certified EMT or EMT-P) and Driver/Pump Operator. Support Volunteers will assist with cleaning/care for tools and equipment; completing and maintaining official records and reports, and assist with both emergency and non-emergency preparedness functions, including community fire prevention and fire safety education programs. Members who serve as EMS/Rescue provide emergency medical care at fire and accident scenes and assist the sick/injured, complete EMS reports to document actions, etc. Support members serve to assist Firefighters and other
EMS/Rescue personnel on incident scenes outside the hazard area. They receive additional training and are issued personal protective clothing for the performance of their duties.