Old Lyme Fire Department (OLFD) is actively recruiting individuals who
wish to serve the Town of Old Lyme in the capacity of firefighter. Men and women ages 15 and older that are in good physical
condition and have the desire to participate in fire emergency activities are eligible for membership.
The personal rewards and satisfaction
received from the volunteer fire and rescue service are beyond
description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a
building fire, joy when a rescue is made, compassion for accident victims,
and pride in teaching fire safety. In addition to a desire to help people,
you also need dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to face new
challenges. Often our members are called upon to perform hot, strenuous
work, sometimes in hazardous and inclimate weather conditions.
Here are the minimum requirements to become a volunteer with OLFD:
Minimum age of 15 years
Complete application which includes a background investigation and physical evaluation
Complete basic training requirements at a Public Safety Training Academy, which includes: Infection
Control; Personal Protective Equipment Awareness
Attendance at department sponsored events and meetings
OLFD provides its members with a family-like environment. Our members are students at local high schools,
universities and colleges, certified professionals in a multitude of industries, and
citizens who work for both public and private organizations. Our members
also come from many different backgrounds. Our stations are equipped with
the latest computing tools, that are configured to meet the training and
educational needs of all our members.
Additional benefits to joining include:
Town of Old Lyme tax credits
Free Fire training
Length of Service Awards Program (Retirement)
Sense of community involvement
Opportunities for advancement, both operationally and administratively
New, state-of-the-art fire equipment
Scholarships and tuition reimbursement
Please complete this application, or stop by the station to pick one up today!! Our membership commitee
will be in touch with you. Again, thank you for your interest in becoming part of our volunteer family.