In order to apply, you must be:
1. At least 18 years of age.
2. Hold a valid Ohio Drivers' License free from excessive violations.
3. Be in good physical condition and of good moral character.
4. Be a High School Graduate or hold a GED.
How do I apply?
Fill out an application for employment. The Fire Chief will process your application, review your driving record and check your references. If you meet our qualifications, you will be invited for an interview. Once you successfully pass the interview process and if you are a good fit for the Fire Department you will be scheduled for a background check and a Firefighter physical that includes Drug testing. All cost is paid by the Fire District. The final step is approval to hire from the Fire Board. This may sound like a lot, but don't worry will will walk you through the entire process.
If you don't have any current certifications, don't worry. We will provide for you Fire and EMS training and certifications, provide the necessary Firefighting gear and assist with continuing education. Download Application here
What will you be required to do?
After being accepted onto the Fire Department and if you need Firefighter training you will be scheduled at a state certified training facility. You must complete the training and receive a State of Ohio Fire Training Certificate.
Where do I go to firefighting school?
There are many educational facilities in central Ohio that provide certified fire training. We will work with you to find you a school that best suits your schedule.
Various State Certified Fire Training levels offered:
Volunteer Firefighter Certification
This course is thirty-six hours in length, and introduces the student to basic concepts, equipment and techniques. This course does not include fighting real fires. After successful completion the student may take the State certification examination.
Level I Certification
Level I certification requires a minimum of 120 hours training; the course provides comprehensive introduction and practice of basic fire fighting concepts and skills, and permits the students to practice the skills. Live fire training.
Level II Certification
Required for full-time paid (career) firefighters, this course is a minimum 240 hours in length. Additional practice of skills is included, and advanced rescue and prevention concepts are introduced. Live fire training.
The purpose of Fire Prevention is to educate the public on precautions that they can take to prevent potentially harmful fires and how to survive if they occur. Preservation of Life and the Protection of property is our goal. Fire Prevention is a proactive method of preventing Fire Emergencies or reducing the damage caused by them. The Elm Valley Joint Fire District currently has 4 State Certified Fire Safety Inspectors on staff.
The EVFD Fire Prevention Office performs Fire Inspections annually at Businesses and Public Buildings located within the Fire District. Responsibilities include enforcing the Ohio State Fire Code as it relates to new commercial construction, remodeling of existing businesses, change of business usage in an existing structure and annual fire inspections of commercial properties.
For questions pertaining to:
contact our Fire Prevention Officer:
Captain Bob Lavender @ 740-747-2510
For home fire safety tips and videos go to: https://www.beaherosaveahero.org/
Interested in a Station tour? Would like our crews to attend your special event?
For scheduling after the COVID restrictions are relaxed.
Please contact our Public Relations Coordinator
Firefighter Ritter @ 740-747-2510
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