Multiple Ways To Volunteer

Ohio Township Fire Department recognizes that people want to support and help their community, which is why we offer a variety of ways you can volunteer with us, where you feel most comfortable and can contribute the most to the community.

Members of Ohio Township Fire Department get together for a cookout.
Members of Ohio Township Fire Department get together for a cookout.

Fire & EMS Volunteer (18 Years or Older)

If you see the fire trucks rushing by you and wonder where they’re going or perhaps you’ve driven across an accident scene and wanted to be able to help, this is what you’re looking for.

At times it’s hot, dirty and physical work but it’s always rewarding and challenging.  If you’re up for a challenge, the department will provide you free Indiana certified training for your Firefighter I/II and Emergency Medical Responder, free gear and uniforms, and an atmosphere for you to continuously challenge yourself.

Class B EMS Only Volunteer (18 Years or Older)

Some people rather respond to car accidents to perform patient care, work a cardiac arrest, or provide rehab on a fire scene without having to go inside a burning building.

If you’re an Indiana certified EMR, EMT or Paramedic, you can apply as a Class B EMS member. Class B EMS members are not required to certify in firefighting courses, however, you are limited to only responding to scenes that require medical care.

Class B Fire & EMS Volunteer (18 Years Older)

The Class B Fire & EMS Volunteer position was created for people who are:

  1. Currently certified by the State of Indiana in firefighting
  2. Are currently with and receiving training from another fire department
  3. Are looking to give back to your community even more

If you meet those requirements, after performing cross-over training with our department, you’ll be cleared to make runs.

Cadet (14 Years Old – 17 Years Old)

Member's showing Engine 63 to a group of kids for Fire Prevention Week.
Member’s showing Engine 63 to a group of kids for Fire Prevention Week.

Ohio Township Fire Department offers a Cadet program to citizens that are under the age of 17 but are wanting to learn about the fire industry. Cadet’s are required to have parent’s permission and to maintain good marks while in high school. After meeting those requirements, they’ll be able to attend training in a limited capacity and help with public relation events that the department has.

Administrative Roles 

If you’re not looking to respond to emergencies, but still wanting to help, we have a variety of non-operational roles that you can participate in, let us know how you’re wanting to help here.

If you have business experience and want to be on the non-profit board for Ohio Township Fire Department? Click here to learn how you can use your experience to help.

Ready to get started? Click here to submit your information.