BMFPD is always looking for dedicated people to join the department. There are many roles to fill including structural firefighters, wildland firefighters, emergency medical responders, engine crew, and support roles. No prior experience is necessary, and we training you on nights and weekends, and provide protective gear. Everyone on the department except the Chief and mitigation crew is a volunteer.
We have an active Fire Department Auxiliary who support fundraising and various non-emergency firefighter support activities.
The Board of Directors provides an important oversight and advisory role.
Who Should Join
You should be available to respond to 911 calls in our district in a timely manner. For this reason, our general rule is that our members live within our district. As an emergency response volunteer, you will be expected to attend trainings, provide support for the maintenance of the stations, trucks and equipment, and respond to calls. The exact level of involvement is up to you, as long as you meet our minimum requirements. The expectation is to attend at least one to two regular trainings per month (see training calendar).
When Can You Join
We accept membership applications year round, and we put on Rookie Academy as needed (usually once a year).
If you are interested, you can get started by filling out the membership application form. After that, you will have a conversation with the Chief to make sure there is a good mutual fit.