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Step Forward with Eggertsville Hose Company

Are you ready to make a meaningful difference, commit to the well-being of your community, and join a family of dedicated heroes? The Eggertsville Hose Company is seeking individuals with a strong desire to serve and an interest in being part of a cause much greater than oneself. Choosing to join us marks a significant step towards enhancing public safety, acquiring critical skills, and building enduring relationships within our community.

No previous experience is necessary—just a willingness to learn and a solid commitment to uphold the values of courage, integrity, and respect. We provide thorough training to prepare you for your role as a firefighter, emergency medical responder, or support staff member. Beyond the immediacy of emergency response, this is your opportunity to have a profound and lasting effect on the well-being of our community.

Take the first step on this honorable path by applying to join our respected ranks today. Stand with us, and become a key supporter of safety and hope in the lives of everyone we protect.


Discover Your Role: Membership at Eggertsville Hose Company

Eggertsville Hose Company is a cornerstone of commitment and resilience within our community, offering a space for anyone eager to make a meaningful contribution. Our doors are open to diverse membership roles, embracing individuals ready to join our cause. Whether your passion lies in actively engaging on the front lines or you excel in crucial support roles that operate out of the spotlight, your dedication is essential to our collective success. Choose the role that aligns with your abilities and interests, and begin your journey as a volunteer with us today!

Percentage Member

Adults 18 and older find their place as Percentage Members, committing to a specific call response rate to maintain our frontline readiness. This role is for those ready to immerse themselves in emergency services, offering direct community impact through active participation and dedicated training.

Hours Member

Designed for individuals 18+ who can commit to fixed hours each month, Hours Members are crucial to our operational strength. Without the need for overnight calls, they provide consistent support through station duties and quick response capabilities, ensuring our preparedness and community safety.

Junior Member

For ages 16 to 18, Junior Members are our future leaders, engaging in foundational training and emergency service education. With tailored responsibilities that respect their academic commitments, they contribute significantly without the requirement to respond to calls, ensuring a balance between service and education.

Each role is structured to cater to different lifestyles and commitment levels, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to serve and support the Eggertsville Hose Company and our community. To learn more about the roles and their expectations, click here.

Benefits of Volunteering

Joining the Eggertsville Hose Company offers a wealth of benefits, from comprehensive training and financial rewards to personal safety and community involvement. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect:

Quality Training for Free: Bring your commitment, and we’ll provide top-notch training at no cost. Our offerings range from local and county training to NYS certified courses, regional, and national seminars, and conferences. We’re dedicated to helping you excel in every aspect of emergency services.

Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP): This incentive rewards your dedication with a financial benefit. After five years of continuous active service, you become vested, enjoying a monthly stipend upon reaching retirement at 55, with maximum benefits after 40 years of service.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Your safety is our priority. We equip our firefighters with the latest in fire-resistant gear, including coats, pants, boots, gloves, hoods, and helmets, all personalized with your name, rank, and ID.

Dress Uniforms: Show your Eggertsville pride with a professional dress uniform, provided after a minimum service period, along with other apparel through a cost-sharing program.

Fire Station Facilities: Our fire station, dedicated in 1995, is not just a building but a community hub. Members enjoy access to our workout room, car wash bay, TV room, and spaces for socializing with fellow members.

Social Events: Celebrate achievements and build camaraderie through our annual installation dinner, conventions, parades, parties, family picnics, and holiday gatherings. Participate in our softball team or bowling league, cheer on at the demolition derby, or join the Santa run.

Benevolent Association: After probation, members can join the Eggertsville Fireman’s Benevolent Association, which offers financial assistance for healthcare expenses, hospital stay stipends, and support for indigent members.

Peace of Mind: Recognizing the inherent risks in firefighting, we provide extensive protection and support. This includes coverage under New York State’s Volunteer Fireman’s Benefit Law, Workmen’s Compensation, and supplemental insurance, ensuring your and your family’s financial security in case of injury or fatality. Annual comprehensive medical examinations, a firefighter fitness center, and access to the Public Safety EAP program for counseling and stress debriefing are all part of our commitment to your health, safety, and well-being.

At the Eggertsville Hose Company, we not only work hard but also play hard, all while ensuring the safety and support of our volunteers. Join us in making a difference in our community.

Recruitment Process

  1. Initial Interest: Begin by completing the online recruitment interest form. Once reviewed, a full Fire Department (FD) application will be sent to you, marking the start of your official “Application Submission” process. This application gathers personal information, references, and includes authorizations for driver’s license, criminal, arson background checks, and a sexual offender check as required by NYS Law. Note, a conviction for arson-related crimes disqualifies candidacy.

  2. Initial Reading: Your full FD application will be presented at the next general business meeting after its receipt.

  3. Membership Committee Interview: Following your application, you’ll be invited for an interview with the Membership Committee to discuss your motivations, experiences, and how you envision contributing to the team.

  4. Membership Decision: After your interview, alongside reference and background checks, the Membership Committee recommends your application to the general membership, which votes on acceptance by majority.

  5. Medical and Approval: Accepted members are required to pass a medical physical and receive fire district approval before actively responding to emergencies.

  6. Probationary Period: New members enter a minimum one-year probationary period, a valuable time for learning and integration into the team under seasoned members’ mentorship.

Recruitment Timeline

  • Interest Form Review: Your initial interest form is processed, leading to the full FD application phase.
  • Background Checks: Conducted post-application submission, these checks are reviewed upon completion.
  • Investigative Meeting: An interview with past department Chiefs is scheduled, allowing for mutual evaluation and questions.
  • Membership Approval: You will be informed of your membership status by the investigative committee.
  • Physical Exam: A required physical examination, including a chest x-ray, must be passed.
  • Official Induction: Approved members are formally invited to the next monthly meeting to be sworn in.

Your interest in joining the Eggertsville Hose Company is the first step towards making a meaningful impact in our community.

Reach Out Now & Start Your Path with Us

Volunteering with Eggertsville Hose Company offers a unique opportunity to contribute, grow, and stand out as part of a team dedicated to making a real difference.