Types of Members 

Tri-Village Fire Company is comprised of several types of members to support the mission of serving the community. Members may  assist during a variety of calls including fire calls (brush fire and structure fire), powerline down calls, EMS calls, service calls, and auto accident calls.

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Class A: Interior Firefighter

  • May respond to all calls
  • The only member allowed to enter burning infrastructures to fight fires
  • Must respond to a minimum of 10% of calls per year
  • Must attend 4 regular meetings and 6 company drills per year
  • Must complete Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations (BEFO) and Interior Firefighter Operations (IFO) given by New York State
  • Must obtain SCBA qualification

Class B: Exterior Firefighter

  • May respond to all calls
  • May fight fires from outside; may not enter burning infrastructures 
  • Must respond to a minimum of 10% of calls per year
  • Must attend 4 regular meetings and 6 company drills per year
  • Must complete Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations (BEFO) given by New York State
  • Must obtain SCBA qualification
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Class C

EMS Personnel/emergency medical technician (EMT)

  • May respond to all calls
  • Must respond to a minimum of 10% of calls per year
  • Must attend 4 regular meetings and 6 company drills per year
  • Must complete the New York State EMT Certification within two years and remain current

FIRE POLICE

  • May respond to all calls
  • Duty is to ensure safety of all persons at the emergency scene through a) protection of victims, their vehicles, and their property, b) ensuring safety of bystanders, c) controlling flow of traffic to ensure emergency vehicles may enter emergency scene, and d) assisting in the preservation of evidence
  • Must respond to a minimum of 10% of calls per year
  • Must attend 4 regular meetings and 6 company drills per year
  • Must complete the Fire Police course given by New York State
  • Must be registered as a fire police officer with New York State and take the oath of office as a Peace Officer

Firefighter support

  • May respond to all calls
  • Duty is to provide support including through carrying firefighter equipment, supporting EMTs, etc.
  • Must respond to a minimum of 10% of calls per year
  • Must attend 4 regular meetings and 6 company drills per year

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Life Member

  • Must have served in the  Tri-Village Fire Company for at least 5 years and have made a substantial contribution to the company
  • May apply to Class A, B, and C members
  • May be nominated by the Life Membership Committee and approved by a secret ballot by the majority of members at the meeting

Charter Member

  • Must be one of the original founding members who actively engaged in the creation of Tri-Village Fire Company in 1946