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Become a Member! We are always looking for new members to join our team.
To become a member of the Glacier View Fire Department, it is preferred that you are a resident in the district and have lived in the district for at least a year.
To get started, please download the application from the link above or stop by the office to pick up an application, complete it and return it to the Administrative Assistant. The application includes a criminal background check and driver’s license verification. An interview will be set up with the officers to review your interests, experience, and training. Upon acceptance onto the department in any capacity, you will become a probationary member. Probationary members attend trainings and meetings, working with experienced members to become familiar with the operations and to gain skills with the equipment of the fire department. New members are issued protective protective gear and equipment, pagers and radios for emergency responses.
Members are expected to attend a minimum of 36 hours of training per year. Fire trainings are held on the second Thursday evening of each month and the last Saturday morning of each month. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training is held the third Thursday of each month where all members are welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of their position on the department. EMS calls (including motor vehicle accidents, injuries and medical conditions) average 80% of the department's calls. Firefighters are required to assist with medical calls to provide support for EMS personnel; assist with helicopter landing zones, if necessary; manage traffic; and provide scene support and safety.
New members are expected to attend trainings regularly and to respond to all calls. During calls they will be assigned duties as determined appropriate by the Senior Officer or Incident Commander. Members are expected to respond to 25% of the calls per year. The fire department typically receives approximately 100 requests for service (calls) per year.
Become a Support Unit member
What is the Support Unit?
The Support Unit is an important part of the fire department, providing needed support for personnel actively engaged in emergency operations.
Support Unit members assist the fire department without directly fighting fires or providing patient care. These members provide radio support at the fire station during calls; ensure provision of hydration, snacks and meals for firefighters during and following extended incidents; assist with vehicle and station maintenance; and provide critical incident support for community members after emergencies, as needed.
Support Unit members remain out of designated emergency zones with their activities limited to delivering supplies and services to staging areas or other identified safe, respite areas for firefighters and other first responders.
Individuals interested in becoming Support Unit members must complete an application like any other department member. The application includes a criminal background check and a driver’s license verification. All Support Unit members are encouraged to attend regular department trainings to help them understand response procedures and know how Support Unit members can be most effective in their roles on the department. Applications can be downloaded from the link at the top of the page picked up from the GVFD Office from 9 AM - 3 PM on Tuesdays - Thursdays.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings and Training
Fire Training: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Station 1
EMS Training: 3rd Thursday of month at 7:00 p.m. at Station 1
Support Unit Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Station 1
Fire/EMS Training: Last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at Station 1
For more information call the Glacier View Fire Protection District Office at 970-493-3393 from 9AM - 3PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.