The Purchase Fire Department encourages anyone interested in joining to visit the firehouse during any Wednesday evening between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM or contact us by phone at (914) 253-9044. Serving the community through the tradition of the volunteer fire service can be a very rewarding experience. Other benefits to joining the Purchase Fire Department include training, experience, camaraderie, and even free housing, depending on membership type. The Live-In Program is ideal for, but not limited to, members that are students attending any local educational institutions, such as Purchase College and Manhattanville College.
The Application Process
Individuals interested in joining the Purchase Fire Department must reside in the vicinity of, or be employed in the Purchase Fire District for at least 90 days. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Parental consent will be required for those under the age of 18.
Candidates for membership are strongly encouraged to visit the firehouse on a Wednesday evening between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. During this visit, applicants will have the opportunity to meet our members, learn more about the department, and pick up an application.
Completed applications are accepted during the monthly business meeting, held the first Wednesday of each month. The application is then referred to the Membership Committee who will meet with the candidate and review the requirements and responsibilities of membership in greater detail. Additionally, the applicant will need to pass a department physical and an arson background check. Once these steps have been completed, the applicant's membership application will be voted on at the next monthly business meeting.