Becoming a Firefighter

What are the Requirements for Joining the City of North Vernon Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter?

"When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work."    - Edward F. Croker

Mayor Mike Ochs 2017 136The North Vernon Fire Department is seeking volunteer firefighters at one or more of its stations. If you have the time and the desire to serve your community, please consider submitting an volunteer application. We may have an opening for you!

The requirements for submitting an application for volunteer membership within the City of North Vernon Fire Department include:

  • Live within Center or Sandcreek Townships (including the City of North Vernon)
  • Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or possess a GED or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License
  • Submit to background check
  • Submit to interviews
  • Submit to medical examination
  • Submit to physical agility test.

The requirements for maintaining volunteer membership within the City of North Vernon Fire Department include:

  • One Saturday a month for training and meetings.
  • Complete the Firefighter I & II training academy within the probationary time period.
  • Respond to a minimum of 50% of incidents annually.
  • Abide by department policies at all times.
  • Note: Firefighting is a physically demanding job. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness is strongly encouraged.


All job openings for the City of North Vernon Fire Department will be posted to our Apply for a City Job page.  Please check there for further details about the job requirements and how to apply.  You can also download our application for full time fire fighters here North Vernon Fire Department Employment Application. Please follow instructions located inside the document.

How can I get more Information about the City of North Vernon Fire Department?

Contact the Administrative Offices at:
City of North Vernon Fire Department

2000 North Madison Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana

Or email the Fire Chief, and enter "Information Request" in the subject line.  Please include a brief description of the information being requested along with your name, address, phone number, and email.