Volunteer Opportunities

The Trophy Club Fire Department has volunteer opportunities to accommodate different levels of skill and time commitment.  Please contact us to learn how you can help your community.

CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY

Trophy Club Fire Department hosts a Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) when we have a  minimum number of candidates. If interested, graduates of this class are eligible to participate in the Emergency Services Volunteer Group, a group that supports the Fire and Police Departments, but there is no obligation or pressure to join.  Potential candidates for the Citizens Fire Academy must meet the following criteria:

• Minimum age of 18

• Live or work in the Trophy Club area

• No prior felony arrest

• No misdemeanor arrest within five years of application

 

Overview of the Citizens Fire Academy

Designed for adults to learn about how the fire department is organized and operates, the Citizens Fire Academy is open to persons who meet the minimum requirements. The CFA will meet one night a week. Actual instruction will last for ten weeks with a graduation being held on week eleven.  Additional practical exercises may be available, depending on group interest and availability.

Each night, CFA participants learn about different aspects of the fire department, ranging from emergency medical services to special rescue operations.  This is not a certification course.

Course Dates and Times: TBD

Class Day and Times: Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m (classes last between one and three hours, depending on the topic)

Location: Fire Department Training Room

Please click here to download the application.  Contact Lt. Gary Sipes at 682-831-4634 for more information.

 

Citizens Fire Academy Weekly Outline

  • Welcome and Introduction, Fire Department Structure
  • Protective Clothing
  • Apparatus and Equipment
  • Emergency Medical Services Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Fire Extinguishers and Search and Rescue
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Inspections and Investigations
  • Emergency Management
  • Extrication
  • Graduation

 

CERT – COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM 

The Trophy Club Police Department and Southlake DPS joined forces to hold a joint Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class in spring 2012.  The class met Thursday evenings for about six weeks. If you are interested in the next class, please contact Scott Voigt at 682-831-4651.

 

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

We welcome Volunteer Firefighters and those wishing to enter the fire service.  The following requirements ensure a highly trained and responsible volunteer force.

Eligibility:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a minimum current Texas EMT certification.
  • Have a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
  • Have a certificate of completion for a Physical Agility Test from TCCC, no more than one year old, with components to include:
    • Rescue maze
    • Ladder climb
    • Fire ground evolution drill (hose drag, equipment carry, Kaiser sled, dummy drag, ladder raise)
  • Be willing to work a duty shift at the fire station for a minimum of 40 hours per month, with a minimum of 8 hour blocks at a time.
  • Submit to a screening to include:
    • Driving history
    • Criminal background
    • Drug usage
    • Character reference Interview

Training

The Trophy Club Fire Department will provide training for those candidates who are not qualified Firefighters with another agency.  During the initial Recruit Training, all new volunteers shall undergo six months to one year of close observation with a Field Training Officer (FTO).   During this time we will provide the necessary training opportunities and:

  • Firefighter I knowledge and skills will be presented, reviewed and evaluated.
  • Firefighter II training, including live fire training, must be successfully completed.
  • A Volunteer Recruit must obtain a Texas Class B Driver’s License.

 

After successful completion of the requirements, a Volunteer Recruit will be promoted to Volunteer Firefighter and will be eligible to work at structure fires.  Volunteers should expect to spend six – eight hours per month attending continuing education at the fire station.

Application

For more information about joining our Volunteer program, please contact Lt. Gary Sipes at 682-831-4634.  To apply, please download the Notice of Interest Application.  For Type of Employment please check “Volunteer”.  The completed application should be mailed to the Trophy Club Fire Department, attention Fire Chief, or submited to the On Duty Lieutenant at the fire station during regular business hours.

If the application is accepted, a Personal History Statement will be issued to the Volunteer Candidate to complete and submit to the Fire Chief within ten business days of the date of issue.