Become Part of the HFD
If you are interested in joining one of the most professional, active and well-equipped fire departments in the area, please use the "Application Form" link below to fill out an application. Once you have completed the application form, give it to any member of the Fire Department, or drop it off at the Homer Fire Station, 45 South Main Street, Homer, New York 13077, or mail it to us at Homer Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Homer, New York 13077-0058.
Once the application is received by the Company you choose, you will be contacted by the Company’s Investigation Committee to set up an interview appointment. The interview process follows a standard form that asks questions about you and your desire and ability to become a firefighter.
If you are approved by the Company, your application will then be forwarded to the Homer Fire Department Board of Wardens for review and approval. Once that is completed, you will be required to get a Medical Physical, which will be paid for by the Village of Homer. The physical must be completed prior to the Village Board of Trustees voting to accept you as a member of the Homer Fire Department.
The last step in the membership application process is to be sworn in by the Fire Chief, at the next Fire Department Board of Wardens meeting.
Depending on when the application is received by the Company you choose, the application may take as little as three months and as long as five months to process. The varying timeframe is due to actual dates of meetings and coordinating the individual steps.
Some factors that may affect your ability to join the Company you select:
Each of the three Companies that comprise the Department are allowed a maximum of 30 members, of which ONLY 13 may reside outside the Village limits. The number of members and the number of outside members may require that you be denied membership in the Company you selected. If this is the case you may select another Company, or if you do not have any particular choice in Company, please check ALL the Companies on the Application Form, then a Company with openings may process your application.
Click here to apply. Type in the blanks in the Application Form, then print it out using the "Print" button on your browser. Don't forget to sign it before getting it to the Fire Department.Application Form