Prerequisites to joining the CRFPD
18 years of age
Good physical condition
Good Mental State
Complete criminal records background check
Current Driver’s License
Resident of the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District
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.
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.
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.
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.