Membership
January 1, 2010

I. Membership

Regular Member- This department is of civic-minded individuals who have volunteered their services. The Reidville Area Fire District offers many opportunities for you to receive the required education needed to maintain your knowledge, skills, and abilities. We offer shift education, monthly drills, and other classes ranging from Fire, Medical, hazmat and other specialized areas. If additional information is needed about on or off campus courses please consult the Training Officer or the Fire Chief. We do require each employee to attend monthly drills and be able to maintain skills and education requirements as outlined in the policy manual. All educational requirements do not have to be received in house. If you have documented education from other agencies forward this to the education division for credit. You are responsible for the documentation to be on file at the department.

II. Membership Requirements-
  • New members must be 18 years of age
  • Live within the district or no more than 5 miles out.
  • New members must have valid S.C. driverís licenses
  • Complete application packet and submit 3 year driving record.
  • May not have a record of criminal convictions, other than minor traffic violations, and pass a SLED background check,
  • Must be able to pass a Drug test
  • Interview with membership committee.
  • May not be a volunteer at another fire department (unless approved by administration).
  • Membership is retained by attending two (2) monthly training classes and at least four (4) multi company drills per year.


III. Volunteer Training Requirements- Employees are responsible to be familiar with the Fire District Procedure Manual We require that you comply with the departmentís minimum education standard. Some additional education may be required depending on your job classification status. Continued education is mandatory for all personnel and should be an opportunity to receive information that will make your job safer. During the first month probationary period members must successfully complete:
  • Infection control training, TB testing, and the first of 3 HBV (or declination)
  • A fire district physical (interior and driver operators only) During the first six (6) months (if available) probationary members must successfully complete:
  • SCFA 1152 (Fundamentals of Firefighting 80 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED (Minimum) First Responder Preferred
  • Respiratory FIT Tested (Prior to FF training or assignment)
  • Online NIMS 700 and 800 During the next six (6) months (if available) firefighters must successfully complete: During the second year firefighters must complete: This schedule may be accelerated based on availability of classes and the members personal schedule. Advanced classes will not be approved without Chief Officer approval until basic classes have been completed.
  • SCFA 1136 FLAG (8hours)
  • SCFA 2722 HazMat OPS (24 hours)
  • SCFA 3330 Basic Auto Extrication (16 hours)
  • SCFA 1153 Firefighter 1 (60 hours)
  • SCFA 1154 Firefighter 2 (36 hours)


Classifications:

1. Active Volunteer (Firefighter)    Responds to alarms as needed
   Responds as needed to staff station
   Attends annual infection control training and TB testing
   Attends and performs at one (1) of the interior burns per year
   Has a medical physical annually (interior and driver operators only)
   Employees are responsible to be familiar with the Fire District Procedure Manual


2. Active Volunteer (Support Services)
   FIT tested and evaluated to wear a respirator annually per OSHA
   Issued protective clothing
   Meets attendance requirements as outlined under Volunteer Requirements
   Responds to alarms as needed
   Attends and performs at one (1) of the interior firefighter burns per year
   Attends annual infection control training
   Has TB test performed annually
   Meets attendance requirements as outlined under Volunteer Requirements


MISSION STATEMENT

The Primary Mission of the REIDVILLE AREA FIRE DISTRICT is to Provide a Variety of Services Designed to Protect Lives and Property of the Community we Serve, and Mutual Aid to the County of Spartanburg, By Providing Prompt and Professional Service. Our Specific Area of Responsibility; Public Fire Education, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, and Disasters or Any Other Event, Natural or Man Made, Which may Threaten the Citizens We Serve.