MEMBERSHIP

How to Join

New Stanton VFD is always looking for new members. Junior firefighters [age 14 to 17] and Senior firefighters [18 years and older] are always welcome. For more information, call the fire station, 724-925-3010,  and leave your name and phone number or via email:  newstantonvfd@comcast.net. See the Membership Application materials and the Guide to Volunteer Firefighters below.

    The new Westmoreland County Firefighter Initiative started January 2018 [and ends September 2021]. The grant provides special incentives for new (and current) members. Sixty (60) fire departments will collectively participate in a FEMA SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) totaling $4.327M dollars. Highlights include:
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  • $2,500 department reimbursement towards a new set of protective gear
  • NFPA 1582 compliant physicals for new recruits
  • $5./call [up to 110 alarms] for all members making at least 15% of the annual alarms
  • Training course and textbook reimbursements
  • $10,000. tuition reimbursement for college, trade or technical school completion with a two-year commitment, including family members
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance policy for all firefighters through Nov. 24, 2021

Consider joining our department and becoming eligible for some (or all) of these recruitment and retention incentives.


Print and complete the Membership Application and SP4-164 (background check) Form and mail both to: New Stanton VFD,

P. O. Box 20, New Stanton, PA 15672-0020, along with the $10.00 background check processing fee. If you prefer, bring the completed application materials and fee to one of our monthly meetings, held the first Monday of the month [except national holidays] at 7:30 p.m.​ at the fire station.
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Forms
Membership Application
Criminal Record Check
Guide

Check out the 28-page guide below from the National Volunteer Fire Council about what to expect when you become a Volunteer Firefighter.

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Guide to ​Volunteer Firefighters