The Boone County Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the Spring Recruit Class starting in February. Applications will be accepted through October 31st, 2017. Interviews will take place starting the first week of November. Applicants will take part in an interview, physical agility test (Physical Agility Test) and gear fitting. After the interview process, candidates will be selected based on fit for the fire district and where volunteers are needed. Applicants must be 18 year of age by the end of recruit class and have a valid drivers license. Interested applicants can receive answers to their questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Apply to the Boone County Fire Protection District by filling out an application at the following link Apply Now
The Boone County Fire Protection District conducts two recruit classes each year; one in the Spring and Fall. Recruit class is conducted over a 4 month period on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6P-10P and every other weekend from 8A-5P Saturday and Sunday. Recruits receive basic firefighter training including information on fire fighting, hazardous materials, incident command system, extrication, natural cover firefighting, utility control, search and rescue and apparatus operation. The Thursday night class includes Emergency Medical Technician Training that prepares participants for taking the National Registry EMT Exam. All of this training is provided at no cost to participants.
The fire district also offers a summer recruit program during the month of June. This recruit program is offered during daytime hours, Monday through Friday from 8A-5P over a four week period.
Station residents are provided an unfurnished dorm-like room of their own, most of which have a loft space. Residents share a bathroom (usually with only one other person), dayroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Residents are also provided with utilities, internet, cable/satellite TV, and gas reimbursement for running calls. All of this is provided at no cost to the resident. Residents help to provide station coverage when they are available and are expected to provide standby at their station at least 4 nights per week or roughly 48 hours each week. This time can include time spent sleeping at the station.
Over 70% of the incidents we respond to are EMS related. Applicants can apply as Firefighters or EMS Responders. EMS Responders are trained similarly to firefighters during the recruit class, but they are not required to go into burning buildings or do operations that require the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). EMS responders attend the regular recruit class but only the portions related to their role on the scene. These personnel respond to all types of calls, but may serve in support roles at structure fires and other incidents requiring the use of SCBA.
All members of the fire district participate in monthly Fire and EMS training at their stations. This training helps to ensure that our members are up on information needed to respond to various types of incidents. Monthly EMS Training provides continuing education units needed to maintain state EMT licensure.
This 6 month program aims to develop current and future leaders for the fire district. The program focuses on understanding leadership & motivation of members, small group dynamics, HR & legal Issues and personnel development.
This 6 month program provides education and experience to aid members in commanding the first ten minutes of several different types of incidents.
The volunteers of the Boone County Fire Protection District provide EMS, fire suppression, and rescue services to the citizens of Boone County. These services are provided from 15 fire stations placed strategically throughout the department’s 500 square mile jurisdiction. On average, the department answers over 4,000 calls for service each year. This is possible only through the dedicated efforts of resident and non-resident volunteer firefighters.
The Fire District responds to a variety of fire related incidents. Most notably, our volunteers extinguish an average of 15 structure fires each year. Additionally, the department responds to numerous wildfires throughout the year. The peak wildfire season in Boone County is typically February-April and September-October.
With two major highways traversing the county, our volunteers respond to a large number of vehicle accidents. We currently have two heavy rescue squads in the department to handle accidents that require extrication with the jaws of life.
The vast majority of incident responses within the county are emergency medical responses. We respond to provide initial care and assessment because often times our stations are closer to the incident than the responding ambulances. Firefighters within the organization complete an EMT-Basic program upon entry into the department to prepare them for this role.