United Hook & Ladder Co. #33 is looking for committed citizens to join our team of dedicated volunteers in protecting lives and property in our community.

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Become a United Hook & Ladder Volunteer Firefighter Today!

The United Hook and Ladder Fire Company #33 puts the highest priority on providing timely and adequately staffed emergency response to the community that we are privileged to serve.

We Offer Two Types of Memberships for Adult Volunteers:

Operational Members aged 18 and over participate in fire and rescue activities of the department including fire suppression personnel, rescue personnel, fire police, emergency medical technicians and responders, and apparatus drivers.

No experience is necessary and we offer free training. As our volunteers are “on-call” 24/7, we offer two different ways to respond. When an emergency call comes in:

  • Most of our volunteers respond when they’re available to their assigned station from home or other locations. This is a great way to fit volunteering into your busy lifestyle and schedule.
  • Live-in firefighters respond directly from the firehouse and receive free room and board in return for running emergency services. This is a great opportunity for college students and those looking to gain great experience in a firehouse environment.

Social Membership in the United Hook and Ladder Fire Company is for adults who are unable to, or do not wish to, participate in fire and rescue activities of the department. Social members may hold administrative positions, assist with fundraising, and participate in assisting operational members.

These members include administrative and fundraising personnel, canteen members, and members who have retired from operational member status.

Under 18 and Want to Volunteer?

The Junior Firefighter program is our youth organization for young adults age 14-17 that offers an excellent opportunity to learn teamwork skills and mature into responsible and contributing community-focused adults.

Junior members must have completed the eighth grade in school, be at least fourteen (14) years of age, and must also provide a School Work Permit and parental permission to participate. Start early and gain the experiences of a lifetime!

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Join Our Team and Enjoy These Benefits:

  • Wednesday night firehouse meals
  • Annual Appreciation Banquet, Family Picnic and other social activities
  • Recognition and Service Awards programs
  • Uniforms and Apparel
  • Free Medical Physicals for Operational Volunteers
  • Discounted hall rental fee
  • Access to Cross Keys Village Gym
  • Admission to Lincoln Speedway for any member who stands-by during a race
  • Points-based participation incentive program
  • Supplemental Accidental Death & Disability Insurance coverage

What We Expect of Our Volunteers:

Operational Members are expected to:

  • Train – Training is the foundation of everything we do because lives depend on us, including our own.
  • Respond – There are plenty of activities and lots to be done in a busy volunteer fire department but emergency response is the number 1 priority of our team. Everything we do supports that mission.
  • Serve – When we’re not responding to emergencies, we’re participating in department meetings, work details, station, vehicle and grounds maintenance, fundraisers and other public service functions and events. It sounds like a lot but it’s all achievable if you commit your time, energy and loyalty to serving with and for others.

Social Members are expected to:

  • Assist and support operational members and participate in department meetings, work details, station, vehicle and grounds maintenance, fundraisers, and other public service functions and events. Everything we do — we do as one team with one mission: serving our community.

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