Recruitment

Potential New Member,

We would like to thank you for your interest in becoming part of our great organization. Port Norris Fire Company is one of the most progressive Fire Dept’s in Cumberland County and being a member of this organization will give you a great sense of pride and distinction.

The fire service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the fire service. Imagine being trained to cope with situations which range from building fires to medical emergencies, and almost any imaginable emergency situation in between. This diversity coupled with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of day or night, seven days a week, in any kind of weather and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances contribute to our profession being personally rewarding. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching children fire safety just to name a few.

To become a Port Norris Volunteer Firefighter you will need courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. You will also need to have the time for training, meetings, emergency calls, maintenance of equipment, and other duties. The fire service is not for the meek or timid or for those who lose control during times of crisis. Our service is one which calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, and strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments.

If you feel you have what it takes to meet these challenges then please read through the available jobs and their responsibilities that interest you so that we can match you up with a mentor to help guide you to becoming a Port Norris Volunteer Firefighter!!

PORT NORRIS FIRE COMPANY JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EXTERIOR FIRE FIGHTER

Examples of work:

  • Respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies.
  • Assist the driver/operator in getting the apparatus to the scene safely.
  • Properly use hand and power tools in the extinguishment and overhaul of a fire.
  • Properly use hand lines and master streams from the exterior of the building to assist with the extinguishment and overhaul of a fire.
  • Assist the Officer in charge with getting all apparatus back in service after a fire. *- All tasks assigned by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter not to exceed current level of training

INTERIOR FIRE FIGHTER

Examples of work:

  • Respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies.
  • Assist the driver/operator in getting the apparatus to the scene safely.
  • Properly use hand and power tools in the extinguishment and overhaul of a fire.
  • Searches for and attempts to rescue residents inside of a burning building
  • Properly use hand lines and master streams from the interior of the building to assist with the extinguishment and overhaul of a fire.
  • Acts as the R.I.T. when ordered by command
  • Assist the Officer in charge with getting all apparatus back in service after a fire.
  • All tasks assigned by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter not to exceed current level of training
  • All tasks performed by an exterior firefighter

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mentor Signs Off
  • Mandatory yearly state training
  • Firefighter Grade 1
  • Fit test
  • 50% of Meetings a year
  • 50% of Drills a year
  • 50% of Fund Raisers a year
  • 50% of fire calls

Supervision at all incidents will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

Minimum Requirements:

  • NJ Firefighter 1 Certification
  • Mandatory yearly state training
  • Fit test
  • 50% of Meetings a year
  • 50% of Drills a year
  • 50% of Fund Raisers a year
  • 50% of calls

Supervision at all incidents will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

PORT NORRIS FIRE COMPANY JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

DRIVER/OPERATOR

Examples of work:

  • Respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies.
  • Safely operate apparatus at all times
  • Properly position apparatus for the type of incident
  • Establish a water supply
  • All tasks assigned by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter not to exceed current level of training

EMT / 1ST RESPONDER

  • Respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies.
  • Provide BLS patient care.
  • Utilizes an AED
  • Provide Rehab to Firefighters.
  • All tasks assigned by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter not to exceed current level of training

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mentor Signs Off
  • Mandatory yearly state training
  • Fit test
  • 50% of Meetings a year
  • 50% of Drills a year
  • 50% of Fund Raisers a year
  • 50% of calls

Supervision at all incidents will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mentor Signs Off
  • Mandatory yearly state training
  • First Responder Certification
  • 50% of Meetings a year
  • 50% of Drills a year
  • 50% of Fund Raisers a year
  • 50% of calls

Supervision at all incidents will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

PORT NORRIS FIRE COMPANY JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

FIRE POLICE

Examples of work:

  • Respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies.
  • Create a safe route of travel around or next to an emergency scene
  • Provide scene security to emergency workers
  • All tasks assigned by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter not to exceed current level of training

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

  • Any non-firefighting individual willing to donate their time or special skills.
  • Members from other Fire Departments and EMS squads.

These individuals must submit copies from their department of certificates and/or reports equal to the minimum requirements for the position they wish to serve.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mentor Signs Off
  • Mandatory yearly state training
  • 50% of Meetings a year
  • 50% of Drills a year
  • 50% Fund Raisers a year
  • 50% of calls

Supervision at all incidents will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

Supervision will be provided by a Fire Officer or Senior Firefighter

PORT NORRIS FIRE COMPANY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Become a part of the Port Norris Fire Company Family.

Unlimited potential for advancement.

Help your community / neighbors

Excitement / Adrenaline Rush

Exercise room

TV / Lounge room

Internet access – wireless and PC

Use of hall for functions [upon approval of the president]

Use of company tables and chairs

No jury duty

Fully insured while engaged in Firefighting duties

Earn up to $1,000 in LOSAP money [Similar to a 401k].

State Association Death Benfit $9,500.

Cumberland County Death Benefit $600

Members are also provided at no cost:

Training

Gear

Uniform

Room at the NJ Firefighters Convention

Basic Physical Exam

Full Physical Exam at Debora Heart and Lung

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