Is the Fire Department currently looking for new volunteers?
YES, YES, YES. Recruiting is an ongoing process. We are always on the lookout for new members that can contribute to the department. If you would like more info on becoming a fire fighter, contact any one of the members of the fire department.
How do you become a member of the Fire Department?
To become a member, you have to be at least 18 years old and in good physical condition. If you meet these requirements, then you need to fill out an application available from any fire fighter. After you fill out an application, you will be asked for an interview with the recruiting committee. They will go through a series of questions they feel are important and will make a recommendation to the department. If the recommendation is good, you are brought on as a probationary fire fighter. After 6 months as a probationary fire fighter the department evaluates how well you have done and they vote to make you a fire fighter.
How much do Clear Lake Fire Fighters get paid?
Pay? What’s that? The Clear Lake Fire Department is 100% volunteer. The members of the fire department do not do this for the money. Being a member of the department is our way of contributing to the community.
What does the Fire Department look for in a new recruit?
1. Ability to respond to day time calls
2. Ability to get along with others
3. Ability to listen and learn
4. Ability to keep calm under pressure
5. Ability to be a good citizen
What types of Training does the Fire Department do?
The fire department trains twice a month on various skills needed. These training classes are provided both in house and at fire schools throughout the year. The following are some of the topics we train on:
- Fire Suppression
- Ice/Water Rescue
- Hazardous Material Awareness
- Confined Space Rescue
- Automobile Extrication
- Emergency Driving
- Emergency Medical Services
- Rapid Intervention
- Search & Rescue