Volunteer Membership


“Volunteering Today for Your Tomorrow”


Memorandum

Pre-Membership Application Checklist

Only complete pre-membership applications will be accepted and reviewed. Please make sure you have completed all parts and meet all membership requirements before submitting this packet.

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Application PDF

 Overview

Thank you for applying to the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Department #1. The Membership committee has organized this packet to help familiarize you with some of the operations of the Department. A $25.00 non-refundable application fee and completed signed background investigation form is required with application. A Criminal History and Driving Record will also be preformed on each candidate. After completing all necessary paperwork, please return this application packet to the Westminster Fire Department (Membership mailbox). If you have any questions, please feel free to call any of the volunteer members or paid personnel at the firehouse, or call the number above. Thank you for your interest with the Westminster Fire Department.

Meetings

The General Department meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Yearly dues of twelve dollars ($12.00) are to be paid to the Treasurer by the December Department meeting. For members who join the Department in March or after, dues are prorated to one dollar ($1.00) for each remaining month. Dues must be paid within thirty (30) days of membership acceptance.

LOSAP

LOSAP stands for Length of Service Awards Program. To be eligible you must be a Maryland resident and obtain 50 points per year for 25 years. Points are obtained thru attending meetings, training, fundraising, committee participation and responding to calls. After 25 years of service the awards program provides a monthly payment to any member who meets the requirements and is over the age of 60. In addition, after three (3) years of active service, members are eligible to receive a $3,500 tax deduction.

Committees

The Department offers numerous committees, from Fundraising, Photo, Awards and Safety, just to name a few. New members have the opportunity to join any committee; all that is required is an active participation by the member.

Department Officers

Those Officers that are elected are voted on at the December meeting. Those appointed will be determined by the Chief of the department at the beginning of the year.

Board Members
Fire Officers
EMS Officers
  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Chief
  • Member at Large
  • Member at Large
  • Chief
  • Assistant Chief
  • Captain
  • Lieutenants 1-7
  • Sergeants 1-3
  • Captain
  • Lieutenants 1-5
  • Sergeants 1-3

Probationary Status

You will be put on probationary status for a period of one (1) year from time of acceptance into the department. After six (6) months of service probationary members are brought up for a vote before the entire Department for final acceptance. After your one year is up, you must write a letter to the Board requesting to come before the Board to discuss your status. The Board will then decide if you should be taken off probation or continue for a length of time to be determined by the Board.