Any person residing in the town of Deep River, and a citizen of the United States, having lived in said town for six (6) consecutive months or more, having attained the age of eighteen (18) years, (high school students ineligible) being of good moral character, physically and mentally capable, shall be eligible for membership in this Fire Department.
Below are details on how our application process works.
Either mail or drop off your Membership Application and Firefighter Medical Clearance Form to Fire Headquarters. Your application will be reviewed by our Investigating Committee and then presented at our next monthly Department meeting, held the first Wednesday of each month.
Upon acceptance of a favorable 2/3 vote of the regular members present you will be placed on six months probation. During your probationary period you are encouraged to participate in all Department drills, calls, meetings and functions. Our drill nights are Wednesdays evenings at 6:30pm. Also during this period you are extremely encouraged to enroll in a State of Connecticut Firefighter I training class. These classes are usually taught at shoreline area fire departments throughout the year by state certified instructors. Class times vary, but are normally two nights a week and two or three weekend days for the practical evolutions. The Department will fully reimburse any member upon completion and passing of any firefighting related classes or training courses.
After you six months probation, at a monthly meeting, you will be voted on by a favorable 2/3 vote of the regular members present and become a regular member of our Department.