Thank you for your interest in the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.
The Company’s main objective is to protect and preserve life and property from and during fires, medical emergencies, or other disasters that may occur. This is accomplished by providing high quality, cost-effective emergency response and mitigation, prevention and public safety education activities, disaster management, and sound management practices.
We appreciate your interest in the Company and welcome all persons who have an active interest in making our community a safer place to live. Membership in Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue is a rewarding experience and we look forward to working with you to make our community a safer place.
There are three types of memberships: active, supportive, and “junior” (ages 16-18) within the Department.
You can pick up an application at the station anytime personnel are present. Completed applications may be dropped off at the station any time personnel are present.
Once the forms are submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted by a Membership committee member and scheduled for an interview and the station membership will vote on your application.
All new persons enter the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company as probationary members. The probationary status shall last a minimum of six months, after which, the member’s performance is reviewed.
Active members respond to emergencies when dispatched as either a firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). All active members are also required to maintain a minimum of twelve hours of participation per month, in addition to required training. These hours can be obtained by attending training or other official Department functions.
We are one of the few volunteer companies in the Commonwealth that require certification and are proud of our endeavor to provide trained, certified personnel to respond to all emergencies. Interested active volunteers should contact us in advance to arrange for the required training. Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company pays the costs of all volunteer training.
Supporting members are needed to fulfill vital functions related to the operations of the Company, including finances and accounting, communications, and tech support and volunteer a minimum of 48 hours of service a year.
Community members between the ages of 16 and 18 years old may be eligible for junior membership. These members need to submit written permission from their parent(s) or legal guardian to participate in the activities of the Company. The Company welcomes Junior members while recognizing that their safety and education come first. As Junior members there are Rules and Regulations relating to grades and limits of participation that you will be required to follow.
2017 Community Service Highlights
- 61 volunteer members responded to 626 incidents
- 100% response rate to all emergency calls
- $2.275 million of property saved
- Several lives saved
- Local fire insurance rates lowered by more than $2.1 million dollars.