The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department has volunteers from all walks of life, including college students, young professionals, long-time Borough residents, and military veterans. All members work in a team environment and share the values of integrity, courage, and commitment. There is no residency requirement to join the EVFD; however, it is strongly preferred that members live close enough to respond to calls and maintain an active role within the department.
New Membership Process
There are a number of steps that potential new members must complete, which are outlined below. If interested, potential new members are encouraged to fill out the form below to begin their process:
Obtain a ride along waiver, granting permission to ride on the EVFD apparatus for a day as an observer and experience the atmosphere, members, and calls of the EVFD. Potential new members are allowed to ride up to three shifts. During this process, the potential new member will be given the application for membership.
After completion of the application and an extensive background check, new members will be voted on by the company during the monthly meeting. If accepted by the general membership, members will begin their probationary period.
New members are required to complete a medical physical (paid for by EVFD) prior to beginning training. During the first month and orientation period, new members will receive and complete a New Member In Service Packet with a training officer. This packet outlines how the EVFD operates. After the orientation period is complete, new members can respond to calls with senior members to observe best practices and become familiar with EVFD operations.
New members will begin their training, all of which is paid for by the EVFD. The EVFD accepts current firefighting certifications that are Pro-Board FF-1 or PA Mod 4. We also accept Nationally Registered EMTs and Paramedics as well as PA-EMTs, provided that the member can produce their current certifications.