Answer all questions completely and truthfully. Vagueness and/or omission will not be viewed in the applicant's favor.
Unless otherwise noted, all documents must be originals - not photocopies.
This application package and all forms relating to the Wales Center Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. are proprietary, and may not be copied, scanned or otherwise be reproduced without the express written consent of the Board of Directors.
Each step must be successfully completed before the process can advance to the following step.
The applicant shall complete an application package, and submit it along with the applicable processing fee.
The Company shall submit a request for an Arson Conviction Background Investigation to the Erie County Sheriff's Department, or other duly-authorized law enforcement agency.
The Company may conduct any other background investigation(s).
The Company may conduct an oral interview with the applicant.
The application shall be presented to the Board of Directors, where a vote shall be taken.
Upon approval by the Board of Directors, the application shall be presented to the General Membership, where a secret vote shall be taken.
Upon approval by the General Membership, the Recording Secretary shall notify the applicant of the decision and assign a membership number.
NOTE: Applicants that do not meet all of the requirements shall not be considered for membership.
Citizenship - You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
Residency - You should live or work in the Wales Center Fire Protection District, or an adjoining town, fire district or fire protection district. Membership is regulated by New York State general municipal law, town law, and other laws as applicable.
Education - You must possess either a high school diploma or a G.E.D. (General Equivalency Diploma), or still be enrolled in and attending high school.
Health - The physical demands of emergency service can, at times, be strenuous. You must be in good health, in reasonably good physical condition, and within acceptable parameters for your height-to-weight ratio. Upon acceptance into membership, you will be required to pass an appropriate physical, which will be provided for you at no cost.
Background - All applicants shall be investigated. Conviction of the crime of Arson in any degree is an automatic disqualification to appointment; conviction of any other crime or offense shall be considered case-by-case.