Position Requirements


Firefighter (18 or older)
  1. I will not be permitted to work in any hazardous or other dangerous areas until successfully completing the NYS Firefighter I course.
     
  2. I will not be issued a blue light card until successfully completing the NYS Firefighter I or Scene Support course.
     
  3. I will attend a NYS Firefighter I or Scene Support course within eighteen (18) months of approval from the Board of Fire Commissioners.
     
  4. I will meet all minimum training requirements for active firefighter and obey all rules and regulations which are in effect.
     

Fire Police (18 or older)

  1. I will not be permitted to participate as Fire Police until completing a NYS Fire Police School.
     
  2. I will attend the NYS Fire Police School and be sworn in as a peace officer within 12 months of approval from the Board of Fire Commissioners.
     
  3. I will meet established continuing education standards as established by the Arlington Fire District for Fire Police and obey all rules and regulations which are in effect.


EmergencyMedical Services (18 or older)

  1. As a minimum, members must be a certified NYS Emergency Medical Technician – Defibrillation to provide patient care both at the scene and during transport. Members with a NYS – Certified First responder certification may participate in on-scene patient care and assist EMT’s during transport. Members with lower levels of training may participate as support personnel and as ambulance drivers.
     
  2. Members participating in this category are not permitted to respond to any calls in any capacity until they have had CPR, FireResponder/First Aid training and have been authorized for duty.
     
  3. New members in this category, without the required training, must enroll in a training program within six (6) months of approval from the Board of Fire Commissioners.
     
  4. I have attached photocopies, or will provide copies within two (2) weeks, of all EMS licenses and/or certifications to this application.
     
  5. I will meet established continued medical education standards as established by the Arlington Fire District for EMS providers and obey all rules and regulations which are in effect.


Fire Fighter (Age 16 or 17)

  1. I will be directly responsible to my superiors in the chain of command in regard to my duties and behavior in the firehouse, at training sessions and drills, at parades and at the scene of emergency calls.
     
  2. I have permission of my parent or guardian to join the fire company and participate in AFD training and emergency responses.
     
  3. I will obey all traffic laws and control my car going to and from the firehouse, training sessions, drills, parades and all emergency calls. I will not use participation in Company or District activity as an excuse to drive after 9 pm on a Junior Operating License. I am aware the Company or District will not be responsible or tolerate any violation of this provision.
     
  4. I will not be permitted to drive any District apparatus. I will ride in enclosed cab areas of the apparatus.
     
  5. I will not enter a burning building, hazardous environment or other dangerous area except as part of a training exercise and then only under the direct supervision of a Company or District Officer.
     
  6. I will not be issued a blue light card until my 18th birthday.
     
  7. I will not participate in any training sessions, drills, parades or emergency calls during the times when I am expected to be in school. I may not use participation in any Company or District activity as an excuse for any missed assignments or deadlines. Violations of this rule may result in immediate dismissal from the Company or District.
     
  8. I will not be permitted in the firehouse with a visitor or guest unless supervised by another firefighter over 18 years of age.
     
  9. Upon reaching my 18th birthday, I must attend the NYS Firefighter I or Scene Support course within the stated time period noted above for Firefighter (18 or older).