Have you ever wanted to be a part of something exciting that really made a difference in someones life? If so, The Northwest Volunteer Fire Department is looking for quality people. We are looking for people who want to excel. The Northwest Volunteer Fire Department serves 22 square miles of Northwest Harris County along the Veterans Memorial, SH 249 and North Sam Houston Tollway corridors. We are staffed by a small contingent of paid staff from 6AM until 6 PM Monday through Friday. But our night and weekend staffing is by a staff of highly dedicated professional volunteers. We serve the following subdivisions with quality Fire Suppression, Fire Education, and Rescue Services:
Bammel Oaks Estates
Blue Creek Ranch
Champions Point Village
Enclave @ Kleinbrook
Lincoln Green South
Maple Ridge Place
Meadows of NW Park
Mt. Royal Village
Northwest Park Colony
Northwest Park Place
So you don't want to go charging into burning buildings? We have a support staff made up of dedicated volunteers who provide much needed support on the scene outside of the burning buildings. How much does it cost? It only costs you some time. Northwest Volunteer Fire Department provides all protective equipment and training.
What are the requirements to volunteer? It depends strictly as to where you live. If you do not live within our response area, or within a .25 mile radius around our response territory, or 2 miles driving distance to one of our local fire stations, please see requirements below for out of district volunteering. However if you DO live close enough to meet the requirements above you must attend 4 hours of training a month and 25% of the calls that Northwest VFD responds to. We conduct training every Monday night from 7:30 P.M. until about 9:30-10:00. What does 25% roughly amount to? Northwest Volunteer Fire Department responds to approximately 75-125 calls for service a month. This means to stay active as a volunteer you must respond to somewhere from 19-32 calls a month. Most volunteers find this to be very minimal. So, you have decided you want to try it and see if it is for you, here are your next steps. Come by our training location (7706 Fallbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77086) on a Monday night at 7:30 P.M. and fill out an application. From there you may continue to visit us on Monday nights until we have had time to review your application. When we review your application we conduct a criminal background check and driving record check. You must NOT have any criminal offenses on your record, NONE, and be willing to submit to drug testing prior to and randomly during your membership with Northwest VFD!!! You must also have no more than 2 moving violations in the three years prior to be able to drive the fire apparatus.
If you are a young person attending Klein Forest High School or Eisenhower High School, you may be interested in our Junior Firefighter program. If you think firefighting may be your career, come volunteer with us and start your career training now. Young men and women may apply at the age of 16 with a parents notarized consent. Many of our current staff started when they were high school students.
So you do not live in our response area but you still want to volunteer, NO PROBLEM! We have the program perfect for your needs. The out of district volunteer program is NEW AND GROWING! Out of district volunteers must attend four hours of training a month with the other volunteers on Monday nights and must ride one 12 hour shift per week or 48 hours per month.
We have a place for some quality people. If you are interested in being part of our team call us at 281-583-8014 or contact us below: