Family Support: This is the most important aspect for you and the CRFPD. When you join,
so does your family. Missed family functions and events may occur as a result of this commitment. Discuss this
with your family.
Employer Support: This is the next item you need
to consider. Many calls occur during work hours. Although your job comes before the Fire Department, you
need to discuss your commitment with your employer and discuss your availability during work hours for
Time Commitment: Being a member
of the CRFPD is not like belonging to other organizations. Commitment is key and often there is considerable
time contributed on the members behalf.
Completion of Fire Training: Formal courses are an important part of the training process. It is expected that a firefighter will
make all attempts at taking formal training offered by the department. This training goes a long way in
making the team effective and safer on a fire ground.
Callout Availability: Obviously call availability is important. We ask that if you are available to respond, please
do so. The more members we have to attend an incident the better.
Practice Drills / meeting attendance: Drills and meetings are where you learn the most about the department and its operations.
It is extremely important the drills and meetings are regularly attended.
The Department Social
There are several social events planned by the department each year. These include Christmas parties, barbeques,
family activities, "get to know you" nights, and the annual Firefighter’s Banquet. These
events, while providing enjoyment for all members and their families, also help build the "team spirit"
to help us to work together.
All volunteer firefighters should be professional in attitude
as well as performance. Firefighting, by it’s inherit nature, is a dangerous and serious business. Because
of this, it is imperative that every member of the fire department takes their position on the department
seriously and professionally. After all, we are in the business of saving lives and property in our community. We
don’t expect you to know everything on day one. We encourage you to ask questions if you don’t
know or are unsure. We are here to support one another and help each other in any way we can.
Fire Department’s Role / Commitment
Training: The CRFPD provides the training required to do the job
Equipment: The CRFPD will provide the equipment necessary to do the job
Protective clothing: All protective clothing will be provided as necessary.
Worker’s Compensation: All CRFPD personnel are covered by WC insurance while at a fire
department training session, fire call or public education function.
Accident insurance: Accidental death and dismemberment insurance is provided to all department
Communications: Fire Department pagers are provided
to all members.