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Yorktown Vol Fire Dept

8905 W Smith St
Yorktown, IN 47396

Every day, in every community, emergency responders answer the call of our families, friends and neighbors who are in need of assistance. From car accidents to heart attacks to house fires, emergency responders are there to protect lives and property.

Emergency responders are a special type of people, with many different reasons for answering the call of duty. Some like the challenges and the adrenaline rush, while others like to sharpen their emergency skills and techniques. Every one of them answers the call so that they can help someone in need.

Today's emergency responders do far more than put out fires or bandage wounds. Emergency responders are the first line of defense in natural and man-made disasters. They respond to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, specialized rescue situations and a vast array of emergency medical complaints.

Becoming a volunteer emergency responder can be the most rewarding experience of your life, and allows you to reach out to someone in need.

Thank you for showing interest in applying to the Yorktown & Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department. Currently our fire department serves approximately 35 square miles of territory and 20,000 lives. This includes but is not limited to providing fire, rescue and a non-transport emergency medical service. Currently our department runs approximately 600 - 700 calls per year.

Volunteer Category: Firefighter


To be considered for membership, all applicants must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Possess a valid driver's license
Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Be of good mental and physical health
Pass a physical examination
Pass a comprehensive background check
Pass a toxicology screen

All members must:
· Follow all department guidelines and operating procedures
· Participate in scheduled station duties
o Attend at least one of two monthly meetings - meetings are held each month on the first Sunday at 9:00 AM and the third Monday at 7:00 PM.
In addition:
· Residents of Mt. Pleasant Township must participate in 20% of all calls on a monthly basis

· Residents living outside of Mt. Pleasant Township must log 24 hours of on station time per month.
o Logged hours need to be Monday through Friday between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM and must be in blocks of 4 hours or more.

Members of the Fire Department are also members of the Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Township Firefighter's Association. The purpose of this organization is to support the fire department and the community. The Association sponsors or supports local community events such as the annual Halloween Party & Haunted Hayride.

In addition to the Fire Department requirements above, Association members must:
· Attend one of two meetings every month (scheduled with the Fire Department meeting)
· Attend community based projects (boot drives, Halloween party, etc.) as required
· Pay annual dues of $24