Serving Bartholomew County Since 1956
Emergency: 911
German Township Volunteer Fire Department
Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to give back to the community? Are you looking to be a member of team, and experience a level of comradery that is the equivalent to that of a family? Are you a hard worker wanting to make a difference in your community? If so, consider becoming a Volunteer Firefighter! We are actively recruiting, and currently accepting applications.
Being a Volunteer Firefighter is a fun and rewarding way to be an integral part of the community. Did you know, that according the National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.), 70% of all Firefighters in the United States are volunteers? You could be one of them!

Note: Our department does require that at a minimum you have a mandatory firefighter certification to respond on runs. We offer this training in-house, so we bring new applicants on as we are getting ready to start a new class. 

Requirements for a Firefighter / Medical Responder / EMT:

Complete and submit application for appointment.
  1. Submit to a background check.
  2. Be at least eighteen years of age and in good health.
  3. Must hold a valid Indiana Driver' License.
  4. Must meet all training requirements.
  5. Once your application is submitted, you will hear from a member of our Recruitment Team and be asked to attend an interview.  Once interviewed by the Recruitment Team, you will then be introduced to the membership which will vote on appointment to Probationary Firefighter.

Commonly Asked Questions

1. How much time is required to be a Volunteer Firefighter?
Personnel are required to donate an average of 72 hours over a 3 month period. Personnel can gain participation hours by signing up to staff the station, being on call at night, responding to calls from home, and attending fund raising events and trainings.
2. What kind of training will I receive?
We will put you through the Indiana Mandatory Firefighter Class prior to making runs with the department.
 If you are already certified in Mandatory Firefighter/ Firefighter I/II, or Emergency Medical Technician, you will simply be required to complete an in-house familiarization training to become acclimated to our equipment, and Standard Operating Polices and Guidelines.
3. Do I have to pay for training?
No, your training is given at no cost to you.
4. Do I have to buy my own equipment?
5. Do I have to submit to a background investigation?
Training on flowing large amounts of water:
From Left to Right, Firefighter Nick Neibel, Firefighter Katelin Gephart, Captain/EMT Krystal Poff, Captain/EMT Cody Melton, Firefighter Kyle Adcock.