We need your help! As one of two volunteer fire departments serving Midland County we need firefighters AND office/clerical staff. From paperwork to bookwork; fundraising to meeting notes/recording; event planning to budgeting. We operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity; like any non-profit, we are stretched for resources and people are our most valuable asset. You do not have to be a firefighter to be of help, and you do not have to be trained (we will train you, at no cost to you) if you desire to be a firefighter.
We're sure you have more questions, contact us today so we can show you all that Northeast VFD has to offer. We are happy to meet you in person, introduce you to members, and offer a tour of the fire station and our apparatus.
Join as a firefighter,
office staff or both!
All Northeast VFD staff are fully volunteer. They give their time to the department when they can. How frequently and when you volunteer are up to you. Make no mistake - our members stay busy. They lead full lives and work full-time jobs, many with families and extensive obligations outside the fire department. At NEVFD though, you have the unique opportunity to serve the Midland community without compromising your other obligations. Generations before have served in the same way, and generations to come are counting on your service.
Must be 18 years of age
Must live or work in Midland County or a reasonable distance from the NEVFD response district
Must pass a background check
Complete our straightforward application and return a physical copy to the fire station or submit on our website. Feel free to come by the station before or after this is done to tour our station and apparatus, and get any questions answered.
The Membership Committee will contact you directly to schedule a convenient time where they will ask about your background, your interest in the fire service, and discuss relevant sections of your application. This is a friendly conversation with ample opportunity to question us about our role in the community, how you will fit into our fire department, time commitments, benefits of membership, and any other questions. Committee members are also available afterward to answer follow-up questions.
You will be immediately notified upon acceptance, and our Officers will coordinate a time to introduce you to the rest of the fire department membership.
At that time you will be provided gear and locker, and other items needed for the role you are training to fulfill.
Learning NEVFD's Standard Operating Guidelines
All members go through a three-month probationary period where they are asked to attend our monthly meetings and trainings. You will join other probationary members through the process of advancing your skills and knowledge of the fire service. Your probationary curriculum is a structured course we developed based on widely accepted best-practices; State of Texas firefighter certification guidelines.
What You'll Learn & Do
Respond To Calls
Memorize Trucks & Equipment
Attend Monthly Training
Monthly Department Meeting
Prepare for Firefighter 1 Class
Apparatus Checks & Maintenance
Voted Into Full Membership
Upon a vote in favor by the full membership, you will immediately move from Probationary status to full Membership. Congratulations! At this point you are now a full member and part of a long history of brotherhood. You will have the same rights and responsibilities as the rest of the full membership. As a Member, you will now be able to vote on all matters before the full membership, continue to go on calls, and qualify for increasing levels of responsibility. We hold elections for officers yearly, with the Chief's position filled every two years by election.