Do you have what it takes?

So what exactly does it take to become a volunteer firefighter with the Grayson Fire Department?

First and foremost it is a willingness and dedication to serve others in our community. Though most volunteers train to provide emergency services, there are other opportunities to serve within the department.  Some non-firefighting positions might be assisting with preventive and routine maintenance on fire apparatus and equipment, or a photographer to provide incident scene video and still images for use in training and after action reporting.  You may have experience in teaching or public speaking and can help with fire safety awareness programs or enjoy helping in community outreach like our “Shop with a Firefighter” program.  It takes much more than just trained emergency service personnel to keep the department running.

Membership requirements:

    • Must live within five (5) road miles of the Grayson Fire Station*
    • Submit an Application for Membership with the following items:
      • Photocopy of your Kentucky Motor Vehicle Operators License
      • Photocopy of your High School Diploma or GED
      • Photocopy of your DD214 if you served in the U.S. Military
      • Complete felony conviction record application for the background investigation
      • Submit copies of certificates and training records for any prior fire service
      • Submit copies of certificates and training records for any medical training

*(exceptions considered on a case by case basis)

Still interested? Fill out an application today!

What’s the process?

1) Turn in completed membership application form.

2) Background investigation

3) Invitation to attend 3 consecutive meetings.

4) Attend 3 consecutive meetings.

5) Membership votes to bring you on for 90 probationary period.

6) Be an active member and participate in training during those 90 days.

7) Membership votes to bring you on for full membership to the GFD.

Congratulations, you are now a member of the Grayson Fire Department!

Junior Firefighter Program

Not 18 yet?  Not a problem, you can still be a part of the Grayson Fire Department as a Junior Firefighter.

Our Junior Firefighter Program is the oldest recognized program in Kentucky!

Are you interested in becoming a Junior Firefighter to jump start you firefighting career? Check out the program information, and then print and complete both parts of the Junior Application. The completed application can be dropped off at the Grayson Fire Department on any Tuesday evening, our training night.