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Inside Eggertsville Hose Company

Recruitment Process and Timeline

Joining the Eggertsville Hose Company is a journey that begins with your innate desire to serve the community, an aspiration that drives you towards making a meaningful impact. This path stretches from the initial spark of wanting to contribute to the rewarding culmination of becoming an integral part of our emergency response team. It’s a venture filled with learning, growth, and the unparalleled satisfaction of providing essential services to those in need.

As you embark on this important journey, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Below, you will find a detailed overview of the recruitment process, carefully designed to ensure a seamless transition into our ranks. This includes everything from the submission of your initial application to the final moment of being welcomed as a vital member of our team. Additionally, we outline the expected timeline, giving you a clear understanding of the pace and sequence of events as you progress towards becoming a prospective member of the Eggertsville Hose Company.

This process is more than a series of steps; it’s an invitation to join a community of dedicated individuals united by a common goal of safeguarding and serving our community. As you consider joining us, know that you are stepping towards an opportunity to make a significant difference, to learn, to grow, and to be part of a respected and valued emergency response team.

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.



  • 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. For further details and to begin your journey, please visit or call us at 716.836.8942. Your pathway to significant community service starts here!