Attend an information session
The Spring Fire Department is holding four Saturday information sessions for the 2019 Volunteer Recruit Academy. If you have the desire to serve, the courage to act and the ability to perform, consider volunteering with the Spring Fire Department.
The first volunteer information session will be on January 12 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Sessions on January 26 and February 9 will be from 10 am -11 am. A final evening session will be held on March 2 from 6 – 7 pm.
All sessions will be held at the Spring Fire Department Administration Building
located at 656 E. Louetta Road Spring, TX 77373.
VOLUNTEERING WITH SPRING FIRE DEPARTMENT
When you volunteer with Spring Fire Department, you get the training and guidance you need to keep the community–and yourself–safe.
- Must live within Coverage Area or close proximity
- 18 years of age or older
- High School diploma or GED*
- Valid Texas driver’s license
* If still in High School, must show proof of passing all classes with a 75 or greater
Recruit Academy Prerequisites:
Successfully complete the following:
- 4-Hour Department Orientation course
- AHA Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Program
- Texas Boater Safety course
- NFPA 1500 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety course
- Workplace Diversity course
- NIMS 100, 200, 700, 703, 800 classes
- Successfully complete “Courage to Be Safe” course
- Successfully complete Recruit School *
- Obtain Firefighter 1 certification from State Fireman’s and Fire Marshal’s Association
* 24 weeks – Wednesday and Saturday each week
- Complete Phase Testing Program (8 months)
- Receive Firefighter status
Benefits of volunteering
When you volunteer with Spring Fire Department, you become part of something bigger than yourself.
Become part of a team that becomes your family and gives you opportunities most never receive including serving the citizens of our great community.
- Comprehensive training resulting in a Firefighter 1 certification from the State Fireman’s and Fire Marshal’s Association
- Incentive allowance per shift volunteered
- Eligibility for tuition reimbursement for some Fire and EMS related certifications
- Eligibility to receive lifetime retirement pay after age 55 with over 10 years of qualified service through the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System
- Department provided on-duty and off-duty life insurance; accident insurance; disability benefits
- Opportunity to make lifelong friends and become part of the fire service brotherhood/sisterhood
- An excellent path to a full-time or part-time career position in the fire service