Get Involved

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.

 

TROPHY CLUB EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (TCEVA)

After completing the Citizens Fire Academy or Citizens Police Academy, participants are invited to join the Trophy Club Emergency Volunteers Association.  Volunteers who wish to help with firefighter rehabilitation at structure fires receive additional monthly rehab training.

 

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 Captain 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 Captain 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.