New Recruit

Welcome to the Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area!


First Things First…

The fire department may seem like foreign soil at first-don’t be overwhelmed. Know that we are glad you are here and are happy to answer questions. There may be things that we forget to explain-just ask!

Two documents that will help you get started is SOP 103-General Rules of the Department and the New Member Orientation Guide


Training…it’s never finished!

There are several online courses that you may complete at your own pace. We would like for these to be completed within your first four months of service. There is no cost for these courses. You are also welcome to utilize the computers at one of our stations to complete these courses.

Recruitment & Retention

As a new recruit you are eligible to participate in our incentive program. the program has six phases. Successful completion of all six phases can earn you and your recruiter $375!



Paid-on-Call (POC) Program

Upon completion of 1152-Fundamentals of Fire Fighting, members may participate in our Paid on Call Program. Some general guidelines include:

  • You must be available for an 8, 12, or 24 hour shift.
  • You must remain within a 15-mile radius of the district during your shift.
  • You must keep your gear with you and be able to respond immediately.
  • You must notify the shift captain before the beginning of the shift.



Frequently asked questions…

  • Do I have to be certified to get started? No! Our department has many opportunities for training. We can help you get started and discover just how far you would like to take your firefighting skills!
  • When can I come to the station? Volunteers are welcome to spend as much time as they would like at the department (you just can’t live here!) You may wish to call ahead and check in with the captain on duty.

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Updated: March 28, 2022 — 12:00 pm