The Georgetown Fire Dept. (GTFD) invites men and women 18 years or older who want to experience the excitement of responding to emergency calls while also serving their community as firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to contact them about this opportunity.
The GTFD is a combination paid and on-call fire department, and it has an extremely diverse membership that includes people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and professions ranging from bankers to engineers, government employees to school teachers. The department is led by a full-time career chief, and the station is staffed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days per week by per-diem staff drawn from the on-call ranks.
Applicants need no prior experience or training to join the Georgetown Fire Department, but residents of Georgetown are given preference. Members receive free professional training through the Mass Fire Academy to the level of Certified Firefighter 1-2 and a licensed Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B). The Georgetown Fire Department has an aggressive and progressive in-house training program. Also, members have opportunities to receive other specialized training opportunities in such areas as, advanced firefighting practices, rope rescue, confined space rescue, advanced life support and more.
For information on becoming a Georgetown firefighter, call 978-352-5757 or e-mail Fire Chief Fred Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the GTFD, stop by Fire Department Headquarters located at 47 Central St.