Apply for Membership to the DCFD
Individuals applying for membership in D.C.F.D. must:
Complete a Department Application for Membership for review by the station closest to residence and the Department's Chief. (See exhibit 9)
Have attained the age of eighteen (18)
Hold a valid Tennessee Driver's License.
Agree to abide by the S.O.G.'s, and policies by signing Statement of Understanding (Exhibit 7) and returning with application.
Serve a probationary period of three (3) months to demonstrate willingness and ability to perform duties demanded of members. The Grievance and Disciplinary Board can extend the probationary period indefinitely. The firefighter may not run emergency traffic while on probationary period and may not go past the front line engine while on the scene of an emergency.
Agree to complete the 58-hour Basic Firefighting Course, or equivalent, as approved by the Grievance and Disciplinary Board within six months of membership. A basic course will be held in January and July of each year.
Serve three (3) months probation after meeting Department's training requirements.
Prospective members will fill out an application and deliver it to the station commander in his/her area. The station will meet and poll its members on whether the applicant will be recommended to the Chief for membership approval.
Probationary members shall not operate Departmental Vehicles unless accompanied by a non-probationary member, except when authorized by the Chief or scene command.
As a member, you are expected to attend and participate in at least 50% of all scheduled training drills. In addition, response to at least 50% of the calls your station receives is expected.
To fill out an online application, if you use Outlook Express for your email you can simply click on the link below, fill out the application and click the submit button. If you do not use Outlook Express you must click on the link below, fill out the form, save the form and email it as an attachment. If you have any problems feel free to email us.
If you would like to fill out an online application CLICK HERE.
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