IS THERE A FIRE IN YOU?

Join HAVFD

Firefighting is physically demanding and strenuous but rewarding. If you think you have what it takes then apply today. We are always looking for more volunteers!

Stop in at Station 1 located at 818 State Route 37 to pick up an application or download it below, find two firefighters to sign off on it. Once complete mail it to us and address it to:

Issac McDonald

Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department 

PO Box 426

Akwesasne, NY 13655.

Alternatively If you wish to email your completed application please forward them to st1havfd@gmail.com 

For membership requirements see below

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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

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JOINING HAVFD

After being appointed to HAVFD the member will be required to answer at least 25% of the call volume for the year as well as 50% of all meetings. Furthermore the member will be required to adhere to a code of ethics, as well as meet initial and yearly training requirements.

 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

INITIAL TRAINING

Upon appointment to HAVFD the Firefighter will be required to complete Initial Fire Training within 12 months. Initial Fire Training consists of Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) and Interior Firefighting Operations (IFO). Completion of both satisfies Initial Fire Training, and the Firefighter will be required to attend at least eight hours of training each year they are an active member.

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INITIAL TRAINING

BEFO/IFO

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BASIC EXTERIOR FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS (BEFO)

Course Length: 79 Hours

This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene.  Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing,  fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory,  water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.
Designed for: Fire department personnel who, for whatever reason, will not be classified as an interior structural firefighter.

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INTERIOR FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS

Course Lenght: 49 Hours

This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene.  Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use,  SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations
Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations.