The Troy Fire Protection District (TFPD) accepts applications for volunteer firefighters throughout the year. You must be 21 or over, hold a valid IL driver's license and reside with in the Troy Fire Protection District at the time you submit your application.
THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS
The department is comprised of all volunteers from the community and we are always looking for new members. This is not for everyone, if you find you are the type of person who enjoys being involved in an organization going back to the 1700’s, giving back to the community you live in, getting called out at all hours of the day or night, good and bad weather to help those in need. Then maybe this is for you. You will find yourself dedicating large amounts of time to the department for such things as training, community service and outreach programs in addition to fire calls.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Firefighters carry pagers that are slightly larger then a deck of playing cards. The pager will transmit an alert message anytime a call for our assistance is required. This system allows department members to go about their normal daily business but still provide a response during times of need, night or day.
There is a monthly business meeting you will be required to attend and an average of three monthly training sessions.
No training or special skills are required in order for you to submit an application to the department. After becoming a member of the department, new recruits will participate in department training drills. During your probationary period, volunteers are assigned to the communications room, this helps acclimate you to the department and the department to you. As time and training progress, each recruit will be evaluated and on a case-by-case basis and authorized to start going out on calls. For probationary firefighters, there is additional monthly training sessions tailored to provide you with getting the basic skills down.
Advancement to active firefighter status is self-paced and normally takes anywhere from 6 months to a year. Along the way, you find that each member of this department dedicated and willing to help you in achieving this goal. The department has a long rich history of supporting this community dating back to the early 1900’s and prides it’s self on the training and equipment it makes available to each firefighter along with the service and response it provides to the community of Troy.
You will be required to complete and pass the IL State Firefighter II course by the end of your third year of active status. The Firefighter II course has twenty-three (23) units of instruction broken down into three (3) modules. The department teaches this course in house as we have certified instructors on the department. You will find yourself in class with members from surrounding departments as well. The TFPD will provide this training to other departments for a small administrative fee as long as there is room available in the class. The course is provided at no charge to each TFPD member and will take approximately one year to complete. Students are required to take and pass the IL state exam at the end of each module, which is usually given at Southwestern Illinois College. http://www.state.il.us/osfm/PSandE/FFII.htm
HOW TO SIGN UP
If interested in becoming a member of the Troy Fire Protection District, supporting your community and participating in a brotherhood like no other then go to “Downloads” and download the application, fill it out and drop it off at the station.
Once completed please mail the application to the following address.
Troy Fire Protection District
116 W. Clay St
Troy Il 62294
ATTN: New Applicants
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.