Membership is open to all residents of Benton Township interested in helping protect our community as well as non-residents that live within a 5-mile radius from the station. There are certain conditions which can be found in our bylaws. All training is provided by the department–all you need to bring is a commitment to complete the required training and participate actively in the department by attending monthly business and training meetings, and responding to calls depending on your availability.
Members of the department meet the first Monday of every month for an association business meeting, the second Monday for EMS training, and the third Monday for fire training.
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Contact us by one of the following means:
- Attend a Business Meeting: Members of the department meet the first Monday of every month. If the first Monday is a holiday, the business meeting will be the following Monday.
- Contact an Officer: Contact the department.
- Contact a current volunteer: Already know a volunteer? Ask them for more information about joining the department!
- Fill out our online application: Fill out our online application by clicking the Apply Now! button below!
If you’re interested in making a commitment to your community, we would be happy to have you join us!
Requirements for Volunteering
The only requirement to volunteer is that you are committed to dedicating your time to training and your skills to helping your neighbors in their times of greatest need.
Specialized certifications are not required when you join the department, but are required of individuals wishing to participate in emergency response. Training and certification can be acquired after you have joined the department.
Responding volunteers must have the following minimum training to respond to a scene:
- A current medical certification: You can be an emergency medical technician (EMT) or an emergency medical responder (EMR). You must be able to practice in Indiana.
- Hazardous Materials Awareness* and Hazardous Materials Operations*: HazMat training is required to respond to any scene as a firefighter. MazMat Awareness and Ops. are covered in the Indiana Fire Training course, Module B.
- Mandatory Firefighter*: This session covers the fundamental skills required to be a firefighter. Mandatory Firefighter is covered in the Indiana Fire Training course, Module A.
* This training is offered by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Most of our current volunteers are also trained as Firefighter I (Module C) and Firefighter II (Module D). Firefighter I and II are not required to be a volunteer, but certain tasks on the fireground require this level of training.
Training sessions are free and offered throughout the year around the state. Schedules can be found in the Indiana Public Safety Personnel Portal.
If you have any questions, please Contact Us.