The Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company is a emergency services organization located within Kent County, Delaware. Since 1927, we have been providing the citizens of Magnolia with fire protection, rescue services, and basic life support. In 2019, the Magnolia Fire Company responded to over 1,000 calls for help. Those calls for help were answered by volunteers, individuals who don’t receive a paycheck but instead dedicate their time to help keep the citizens of Magnolia safe. The number of calls we answer yearly will continue to grow as our community continues to get larger. We are looking for individuals who are interested in joining us in continuing to protect the lives and property of Magnolia. We offer different types of membership that all work together to carry out our mission statement.
Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician
The main type of membership in the Magnolia Fire Company, individuals who join this type of membership will staff our apparatus and be the ones answering our calls for help. Along with staffing our apparatus and responding to calls, as a firefighter and/or EMT, you will be asked to attend meetings, functions, and trainings as stated in the company by-laws.
Associate Members provide a “behind the scenes” role within the Magnolia Fire Company. While Associate Members do not staff the apparatus, Associate Members help out with any support tasks within the Magnolia Fire Company. This includes but is not limited to fundraising events, special functions, and even up to fulfilling an Administraive role. Responsibilities and requirements will be explained during the application process.
The application process can take between two and three months depending on when your application is handed in. It is important that everything is completed accurately and in a timely manner to help make the process smooth.
* Complete an application. This can be picked up and dropped off once completed at the firehouse (2 N. Main St, Magnolia, DE). Included in the application is a form to have a physical completed by your primary care physician. Again, please be sure to complete all neccassary sections in order to keep your application process smooth.
* Complete a criminal background check. A stamped form will be provided to you once you hand in your completed application. The results of this background check will be mailed to the fire company.
* Meet with the membership committee. If you have any fire/EMS certificates whether they are from Delaware or another state, be sure to bring copies of those certificates with you to your meeting.
* Have your name read off at our company meeting over the course of two months. After the second month, you will be voted on for probationary membership. You will be then contacted by the head of the membership committee with further information.
*Must be at least 16 years of age
*Must reside no further than one mile outside of our protection district
*Must have valid state ID
*Personal Protective Equipment provided free of charge
*All training provided at no cost to the enrollee
*Community involvement activities
*Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet
*$400 State Tax Credit
Please feel free to contact us with any questions whether it’s becoming a member, the different types of membership, or the application process. We hope to see you soon as the next Magnolia volunteer!
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