Getting started in the BVFD recruitment process is easy, just complete the form on this page and one of our Membership Committee team members will reach out to you.
Get a head start on the process by completing and submitting the BVFD membership application, and perform a ride-along at the station.
The ride along will give you first-hand experience on an actual emergency call so you can see exactly what happens on calls, and how our members work together. The ride along will help you better understand what’s involved in volunteering, and decide if it’s right for you.
Once we have your application, and you have participated in a ride along call, we will contact you to schedule an interview with our Membership Committee.
The information/interview session will give you an overview of our Membership requirements and training, after which you will meet with a Membership Committee member for a one-on-one interview. The interview gives you an opportunity to have all of your questions answered, and allows us to learn why you want to join and what past experience you may have (though none is required).
At the same time, we will send out Reference Forms to all of your references listed on your application. Once all references are received back, and your interview is completed, the Membership Committee will make a recommendation to our Board of Directors as to whether they believe you are a good candidate for membership.
Members are voted in to Membership once per month at the monthly Board of Directors meetings. Any applicants who have completed the process before each month’s Board of Directors meeting will be brought up before the Board of Directors for review, and voted in if recommended.
Upon being voted in, we will schedule your New Member Orientation Session, which will provide you with all the information needed for training, gear, duty night commitment, computer systems, policies and requirements. You will also be given instructions on how to schedule your required County physical and fingerprinting appointments. And then….your adventure begins!