Active Members Active Members must be residents of the Springwater Fire District and is at least 18 years of age. The active member is required to perform the full duties of volunteers, including service at fires, emergencies, and attendance at meetings, drills, training and parades.
**For training requirements see below.
~ Article III. Membership; Section 2. Active Members
Active Staff Members Active Staff Members assist with the goals, activities, and functions of the Department. The active staff members shall have the right to vote and hold executive office in the organization. No active staff member may hold firematic office.
~ Article III. Membership; Section 5. Active Staff Member
Lifetime Members Lifetime Members have completed 20 years of active service with the organization. A life member has earned the privilege to always have a voice and vote on matters before the Department. To vote on Firematice office must also meet requirements of Active Members.
~ Article III. Membership; Section 3. Life Members
Restricted Members (Junior Members) Restricted Members are an important part of our future. A person must be at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age, and a resident of the Springwater Fire District. Parental or legal guardian permission is required.
~ Article III. Membership; Section 4. Restricted Members.
Social Members Social Members participate in Department activities pertaining to fundraising and community service activities. A social member may be either a resident or non-resident of the Springwater Fire District and plays an important role in our ability to accomplish non-fire functions. .
~ Article III. Membership; Section 6. Social Members
All "Active Members" (respond to emergencies) must have NY State Certifications.
New members, can respond on calls before State Certification training but will only be able to assist in safe areas with tasks they have been trained and shown to be competent.
There are currently four choices for "Active Members" to choose from depending on how they want to help.
Fire Police: Assist with traffic control on emergency calls or special details
Emergency Medical Services: Responds to emergency medical calls and provides care, we don't transport patients. Transports are done by Livingston County EMS.
Exterior Firefighter: Assists as a firefighter in the outside of a structure and in non-immediately dangerous to life or health areas of the fire ground or emergency scene.
Interior Firefighter: Assist as a firefighter in both the outside and inside of a structure and in immediately dangerous to life or health area of the fire ground or emergency scene.
Below are the NY State Certification classes Active Members can choose from. These classes are free and are taken at the County Training Center in Hamptons Corners in Mount Morris, NY.
Fire Police: 21 Hours
Trains fire police to perform their duties more effectively. It includes defining and interpreting terms, oath of office, relation to regular police officers, general duties, maintaining safe conditions at an emergency, traffic direction and control, pre-planning, and various laws of interest to the fire service. Under the provision of General Municipal Law, Section 209c, this course, when approved by OFPC, must be completed by every fire police officer who was appointed after September 1, 1980.
Emergency Medical Services CFR or EMT
CFR "Certified First Responder" 51 Hours
Learns how to respond to emergency medical calls with a focus on: Patient Assessment, Use of Basic Life Support Equipment within the scope of practice for the CFR, Ability to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Control Bleeding, provide non-invasive treatment for hypoperfusion, Manage environmental emergencies, Provide initial care in medical and trauma emergencies, and emergency childbirth. Includes both practical skills evaluations and written tests.
EMT "Emergency Medical Technician" 165 Hours Learns how to respond to emergency medical calls with a focus on: assessment of a patient, handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and techniques. Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non- invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize / immobilize injured bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and emergency childbirth. Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator. Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state and local protocol. Includes both practical skill evaluations and written test.
Exterior Firefighter: Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 79 Hours
This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.
Interior Firefighter: Firefighter I 2016 Edition SCBA Interior Firefighting Operations 49 Hours
This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations. Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations. Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course
We are a NY State OFPC/PESH "Best Practices" Fire Department. This means that we have annual training requirements to show understanding and competence in the tasks we would be required to perform on emergency calls. It is based around what job description you have (Fire Police, EMS, Exterior, or Interior Firefighter). We currently cover this training on four weekend days throughout the year as well as on Wednesday evenings on Drill Night. The First Wednesday of the month is our monthly department meeting, we hold drills on every other Wednesday (the last Wednesday of the month is modified as there is a Board of Directors meeting on that night) So a member can remain current by coming to all of the 4 weekend 1 day drills, or coming to Wednesday evening drills.
Fire Police, EMS, and Exterior members must take and pass a medical physical every two years. The physical is free and done at our station or the medical provider in Henrietta, NY
Interior members must take and pass a medical physical every year. This is also free and done at our station or at the medical provider in Henrietta, NY