Who Are We?

One of the best things about being a volunteer firefighter is the diversity of our members. We often joke that a most of life’s problems can be solved by talking to your brothers or sisters at the firehouse. We are your neighbors and we come from all walks of life…engineers, college professors, building contractors, police officers, paramedics, lawyers, business owners, students and the list goes on. We bring our training and life skills together to respond to community emergencies big and small.

Learn New skills | Serve the community | Develop Lifelong Friendships | Have Amazing Experiences

Membership Types

  • Interior Firefighter – Full interior status to work any type of fire call. Ages 18 and up
  • Exterior Firefighter – Exterior is to work at any type of fire call without entering a structure. Ages 18 and up
  • Fire Police – Maintain crowd control and traffic safety
  • Restricted Firefighter – As a restricted firefighter, you’ll be able to respond to calls, attend NYS classes and train with the other members of the department. The program is currently open to people who are 16-18 years old.
  • Associate Member – The Associate Member is a way for a person to give back to their community without the need to be a full firefighter. They will help with recruiting new active members through community events and fundraisers. They will need to attend six (6) association meetings, serve on two (2) committees and work 50% of the department functions ex.. Breakfast with Santa, Association Banquet etc. They will be entitled a key to the building, use of the members room and gym.
  • Verdoy Auxiliary – The aim of the Auxiliary shall be to work together with our firefighters, to create harmony between the Auxiliary and the Association, to give aid – both financial and otherwise – to the Association in all its undertaking and to support the community.

Membership Requirements

  • 12 drills per year (minimum of 40 drills per year given, held every Monday evening at 7pm; 2 hrs in duration)
  • 6 Association meetings (one held on the second Monday of every month)
  • 10% of fire calls per year (over 500 calls per year on average, a member would need to attend a minimum of 50 to be in good standing.

Membership Benefits

  • Key to the building and use of our community room with full kitchen for gatherings

  • Fully-equipped weight room
  • Comradery, social events, members room, gaming system
  • College Scholarships
  • Retirement program called LOSAP (Length Of Service Award Program) – After being a member for 5 years, you gain $20 a month per year of service and eligible to receive upon retirement age. Example; 10 years of service will receive $200 a month for retirement.
  • New tax break benefit hopefully to take effect next tax year:

    • Ability to receive 10% off Property tax, School Tax, Fire Tax, Water Tax once completion of 2 years of service.
  • Extensive training programs and Annual Physicals, Health and Safety Program

Join Today

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? Perhaps to be a part of something bigger? Maybe even give something back? Here is your chance!

The Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department is looking for individuals to join and serve the community in time of emergency. Asking only one night a week and to respond to whatever alarms you can, you can be the one that your peers look to when they need help.

Fill out the our application below and someone will be in contact with you to set up a time for you to come in and meet.