If you wish to become a member of the Richland Township Vol. Fire Dept. please follow the steps outlined below.

There are several phases to the application process in order to achieve membership in our department.

  1. Download and complete the Application. (page 1)
  2. If you are under 18yo, you must complete the Parent/Legal Guardian section (Page 2) of the Application.
  3. Enter only your personal information spaces of the Background Check Authorization form. (Page 3)
  4. Have a Medical Physical conducted and submit a doctors release to perform firefighting duties. (If over 18 yrs old.)
  5. Submit a $10 Application Fee (pays for the PA State Police background check) along with everything listed above.

Many believe that by completing the 5 steps they will become a member, thus many fail to achieve membership.

After the 5 steps are completed…we expect anyone wishing to become a member participate and make themselves known to the other members of the department. We have training every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm, we hold fundraising events throughout the year, we have over 13 pieces of fire apparatus to learn, as well as much, much more.

Please bear in mind that your acceptance into our department is based upon a ‘majority vote’ of our members in attendance of our monthly fire department meetings. Thus it is important for you to be around and to make yourself known.

To conduct a ride-along with our department please print out and complete the ride-along form.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME?

ARE YOU PRESENTLY UNDER A PHYSICIANS CARE?

PLEASE PROVIDE A MEDICAL PHYSICAL / DOCTORS RELEASE TO FUNCTION AS A FIREFIGHTER.

I understand that in the event my application for membership is accepted, I agree to comply with and be bound by the safety rules, by-laws and constitution of the RTFD. I further understand that my acceptance will be subject to the conditions of any probationary period established by the RTFD.

If required, I agree to submit to a medical examination and periodic examinations thereafter. I agree to be photographed and fingerprinted at the discretion of the RTFD. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and do hereby release any and all persons, companies or agencies responding to such an investigation from any liability for any damage due to releasing information pertaining hereto. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts called fro on this application is cause for rejection of this application or for subsequent dismissal from the RTFD.

Application fee is non-refundable.