Oldest Continuously Active Volunteer Fire Department in the U.S.A.

"Be Sure You're Right, Then Go Ahead"

What if your Family had an Emergency and Called for HELP and Nobody Showed UP?

When fires or disasters strike, you take it for granted that your call for help will be answered, and it will be, but only because there are volunteers who willingly contribute their time and energy to keeping the community safe.  These men and women come from every walk of life; they work and live around you.  They share an unselfish, often under-appreciated commitment to being there; ready to serve, whenever a crisis occurs. That is truly being a good neighbor.

Are you that kind of neighbor?  Are you ready to stand up and do your part when the alarm sounds?  It isn’t a decision to take lightly.  It calls for training, hard work and courage.  But, it can be the most satisfying and rewarding thing you ever do.  If you are interested in an exciting challenge for your community, the David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 is ready for you.

The David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 is actively recruiting individuals who wish to serve in the capacity of firefighter.  Men and women ages 18 and older that are in good physical condition and have the desire to participate in fire and/or emergency activities are eligible for membership.  There are different membership classifications depending on your intentions.

 

Those persons who do not have the desire to participate in emergency activities, or who do not meet the physical requirements are encouraged to enter the department as an Honorary Member. These members contribute in the areas of fundraising, public relations, public education, and administrative assistance.

 

Do you think you meet the minimum requirements to become a volunteer? Our guess is that you may be surprised.  Here are the minimum requirements to become a volunteer with the David Crockett Steam Fire Company No.1:

• Minimum age of 18 years;

• Complete application which includes a background investigation and physical evaluation;

• Complete basic training requirements;

• Attend Department sponsored training sessions and meetings.

The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer fire and rescue service are beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy when a rescue is made, compassion for accident victims, and pride in teaching fire safety. In addition to a desire to help people, you also need dedication and a willingness to face new challenges. Often our members are called on to perform hot, sweaty, strenuous work, sometimes in hazardous conditions.

 

The David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 provides its members with a family-like environment for everyone. Our members are residents of the community such as your self, certified professionals in a multitude of industries, and work for both public and private organizations.  Our members also come from many different backgrounds.

 

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1136 Lafayette St.

Gretna, LA 70053

P: 504-363-1494