Volunteer/ Join Us
The Heart of The Poland Fire District is its volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders. Our volunteers are from all experience levels and age groups.
The Poland Fire District relies solely on our volunteers for medical & fire responses.
“The Mission of the Western Reserve Joint Fire District is to save lives, reduce injuries and economic loss, and to preserve the safety and well-being of all District residents with the most cost effective and service oriented methods available.”
Q: What are the requirements to become a volunteer firefighter?
A: All applicants must be 18 years of age. *If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 contact us about our cadet program!
Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical examination paid for by the department. In addition, a physical agility test may be performed in order to determine your ability to perform basic firefighting functions. Applicants must pass a background/criminal history check. Applicants must not have any felony convictions. Applicants must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License and possess a good driving record. The department holds drills every Tuesday evening starting at 7P.M. Please feel free to stop in, say hello, and ask questions!
Q: Is there compensation for my time?
A: All volunteers are paid semiannually on a per-call/per-drill basis.
Q: Is it all drills, calls, and work?
A: No! Our department employees are also members of The Poland Fireman’s Association. The Association is our fun and brotherhood. We are involved in numerous activities throughout the year like picnics, golf outings, fundraisers, and public events.
Visit our Facebook page or call to learn about Volunteer Opportunities with the Department.