Volunteer FirefightingBecome a volunteer!
The McMahan Fire Protection District consists of both career and volunteer personnel that work hard to serve the community and provide the best emergency service possible. Our primary responsibilities are fire suppression, control of hazardous materials emergencies, response to natural disasters and rescue of trapped, lost or injured persons within our response area. This fire district also takes a role in providing basic life support services in emergency medical care. A subordinate role is taken in the evacuation of civilians, clean-up of hazardous materials emergencies, response to terrorist or acts of civil disturbance and mutual assistance to those agencies in need.
To be a volunteer firefighter, you need more than a desire to help others. You need courage, pride, devotion, and a willingness to learn new skills and to face new challenges.
As a new member of the department, you will receive the most innovative training through our department Recruit Training Program. Recruits are required to make all recruit trainings unless otherwise approved. Standard recruit training is currently held on Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm, with some mandatory weekend trainings.
The department provides each recruit with the authorized fire gear and uniform (department t-shirt, sweatshirt, and upon graduation, class-A shirt, and belt). Volunteers are responsible for purchasing authorized pants, shorts, and shoes/boots.
If you are interested in becoming part of our team, first see if you qualify by meeting the following requirements, then drop by our station to pick up an application.
- Must be at least 18 years of age (younger people can become Explorers)
- Good physical condition
- Possess a valid drivers license
- Have zero criminal history
- Complete a face to face interview with the department’s Recruiting and Retention Committee
The Fire District will provide all the training necessary for you to become proficient at the skills needed to be a fire fighter. Upon completion of our training program, you will be certified as a Kentucky State Fire Fighter.
What is your commitment:
- Weekly training sessions, currently held on Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm. You must participate at least 2 training sessions per month.
- Stand-by hours at the station, at least 24 hours per month.
- Community service.
What are the benefits:
- Workers compensation insurance
- Sickness and disability insurance
- Annual medical exams
- Access to physical fitness room and facilities
- Satisfaction of helping others in need