The Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department (PFD) is actively recruiting individuals who wish to serve the village of Pleasantville and surrounding areas in the capacity of firefighters. Men and women ages 16 and older that are in good physical condition and have the desire to participate in fire activities are eligible for membership. There are different levels in the operational membership class. These are determined by certifications obtained through various training programs.
Those persons who do not have the desire to participate in emergency activities, or who do not meet the physical requirements for active membership are encouraged to enter the department as an Auxiliary Member. These members contribute in the areas of fundraising, public relations, public education, and administrative assistance.
So, do you think you meet the minimum requirements to become a volunteer? Our guess is that you may be surprised. Here are the minimum requirements to become a volunteer with the PFD:
Minimum age of 16 years;
Complete application which includes a background investigation and physical evaluation;
Complete basic training requirements during Recruit School, which includes an overview of Pleasantville Fire Department operating procedures, OSHA training; Firefighter I or Scene Support within 12 months of joining
Attend Department sponsored training sessions and meetings.
Participate in the Department-sponsored duty program
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer fire service are beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy when a rescue is made, compassion for accident victims, and pride in teaching fire safety. In addition to a desire to help people, you also need dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to face new challenges. Often our members are called on to perform hot, strenuous work, sometimes in hazardous conditions.
The PFD provides its members with a family-like environment for everyone. Our members are students at local high schools, universities and colleges, are certified professionals in a multitude of industries, and work for both public and private organizations. Our members also come from many different backgrounds. Our stations are equipped with the latest computing tools, that are configured to meet the training and educational needs of all our members.
Additional benefits to joining include:
State of New York-sponsored tax credit of $200 for being a volunteer
Free Fire training;
Length of Service Awards Program (Retirement)
Sense of community involvement
Opportunities for advancement, both operationally and administratively;
New, state-of-the-art fire equipment;
So, are you interested in joining the PFD?, please complete the form in the Contact Us section and our membership coordinator will get in touch with you to help you get the application process started. Or come stop by any Monday evening at fire headquarters (75 Washington Ave) at 7 p.m.
Hope to see you soon.