Who can be a volunteer firefighter or EMR?
If you have the desire to serve, you can be a volunteer firefighter or EMR. You don’t need any prior experience in the emergency services; you will receive the training you need when you join the department. We have specific requirements, such as a minimum age and background checks. If you want to help your community in ways few can, contact us and join the Lavon family!
What are the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter or EMR?
Volunteer first responders help their fellow citizens in times of need. Volunteers enjoy a sense of accomplishment, achievement, and pride in the work they do. In addition, volunteers get to learn new skills, make new friends, be a part of a team, give back to their community, and make a real difference.
What are the minimum requirements I need to meet to be a volunteer firefighter or EMR?
· Minimum age of 18 years old
· High School Diploma or GED
· Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
· Successful completion of a criminal background check
· Ability to pass a department Physical Agility Test.
· Resident within Lavon or near our boundaries.
Contact us to learn more about the requirements.
Are there ways I can help my local department without becoming a first responder?
Yes! Lavon FD often utilizes community volunteers to assist with the non-emergency functions of the department. This frees up our firefighters and EMS personnel to focus on training and response activities, while enabling community members to provide needed support to help their local department run. Activities may include fundraising, administrative support, book-keeping, translation services, incident pre-planning, community outreach, fire prevention and life safety education, providing rehab at incident scenes, and much more.
Contact us to learn more about ways to help.
Does the LFD respond to NON-Emergency calls?
Yes, however for many reasons including liability and resource limitations, we cannot respond to the following non-emergency situations.
· Lockouts (vehicle or home) where no person, animal or property is in immediate danger.
· Fire extinguisher changes or replacements
Locksmiths and Home improvement professionals are your best resources for these types of situations.
***CALL 911 FOR ANY LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY***
Does the LFD host tours or birthday parties?
Yes! We love doing tours and showing off our beautiful station and Emergency Operations Center. Tours are done Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm. Email us at email@example.com for details.
We do host Birthday Parties for residents of Lavon. Please contact Tracy Filo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How many firefighters does the LFD have?
How many paid fire fighters does the LFD have?
Lavon currently has one paid Fire Chief. We also have stipend members on duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Are you the volunteers certified?
TCFP Certified Firefighters—16 on staff. Many of our volunteers are participating in training that will someday lead to full certification.
A current “snap shot” of our EMS roster reflects a variety of specializations:
We are also proud to boast that our team consists of:
(1) TCFP Hazmat Technician
(2) TCFP Instructor
(2) TCFP Fire Officer
(3) TCFP Driver Operator - Pumper
(3) TCFP Driver Operator - Aerial
(1) TCFP Wildland Firefighter
(1) TCFP Incident Safety Officer
(1) Swift Water Technician
Are the stations manned 24 hours a day?
In November 2018, a “stipend program” was started that utilizes existing volunteer firefighters to staff the station 7 days a week from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Starting October 1st, 2021 our station started staffing a firefighter on site 24 hours a day. This program allows us to provide a higher level of service by greatly reducing response times.