How Do I Become A Volunteer Firefighter?
Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve. Below you'll find resources and frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer, as well as the first basic steps you might take toward volunteering.

Make sure you're ready to commit.
Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires hundreds of hours of training and a strong commitment to service.

Basic Firefighter Requirements:
Getting started with the BDVFD is easy…
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete application process
  • Be physically fit …to a reasonable extent.
  • No prior experience necessary - we will help you arrange training.
  • Criminal background check
  • Clear and current Texas driver's license

  • Excellent support for the department's suppression and rescue elements as needed or requested.
  • Positive working relationship with area law enforcement agencies to better assure personal safety.
  • Enjoy the excitement and personal satisfaction of being a part of an emergency services team. Get to do what others simply watch on television news.

    Junior Firefighter:
    Must be 15 - 18 years old and be passing all subjects in school
                              No pass, no play, no firefighting.
    Every precaution is taken to ensure our junior members safety.
    No junior member is ever allowed to go into a burning structure.

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