Recruitment

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Joining the Hope Hose Company

The Hope Hose Company is actively recruiting both experienced and inexperienced individuals who wish to serve as a volunteer Firefighter or EMT in the Lock Haven Fire Department.

The station is under a mile from Lock Haven University nestled in the heart of downtown Lock Haven.  There is also easy commuter access to Route 220 via Paul Mac Blvd. which is one block fromt the station with a 27 mile drive from Williamsport’s Lycoming Collegeand the Pennsylvania College of Technology and 37.1 miles to State College, home of Penn State Main Campus. Another asset available to members living in the area or in station as a Live-in is that the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is located in Lewistown, PA which is only a 51.6 mile drive. Transportation to the State Fire Academy is provided by the company through the use of a department vehicle.

This is a very rewarding experience for anyone who is dedicated, hardworking, caring and compassionate. Being a volunteer firefighter requires a special person who has it in them to help people during their toughest times and maintain composure. Becoming a volunteer requires demanding training to prepare them for the dangerous situations they may encounter every day.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 16 years old
  • Clean Criminal Background
  • Completion of a Childline Abuse Background check.
  • Attend Company Meetings/ Training
  • Participate in Fundraising events

Membership Benefits

The Hope Hose Company offers its members with many attractive benefits.. We also offer members with the ability to become a Live-In member, establishing residency at the fire house rent free (great opportunity for college students).

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Free Fire and EMS Training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Uniforms Issued depending on position
  • And More…..

Application Process

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Applicants with Training

  • Complete Ride-a-long
  • Complete Application Packet
  • Meeting with Members of Recruitment Committee
  • Fire Certifications (Minimum Haz-Mat Operations, Preferred Firefighter I) OR
  • Pennsylvania/National Registry (Minimum Emergency Responder)
  • ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800
  • Gear Assignment
  • Complete apparatus specific ride packets, all members start on the Engine Co, prior to advancement to the Truck Company (Infection Control, CPR, Basic First Aid, Firefighting Tactics)

Applicants with-out Training

  • Complete Ride-a-long
  • Complete Application Packet
  • Meeting with Members of Recruitment Committee
  • Gear Assignment
  • Attend Basic Firefighting courses within 12 months
    (Infection Control, CPR, Basic First Aid, Firefighting Tactics)
  • Complete apparatus specific ride packets, all members start on the Engine Co, prior to advancement to the Truck Company
  • Complete Firefighter I course within 18 months and EMT within 30 months of Application

Interested

If what you have read appeals to you, and you would like to setup a ride-a-long as the first step in the application process or simply have a question about the process please contact us recruitment@lhfdco2.com and an Officer will contact you.

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