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Membership.

Membership with the Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department is a proud opportunity to volunteer and participate in our community providing professional EMS and firefighting services to our residents, businesses and visitors within the Village of Union Grove and the Town of Yorkville.  We are always seeking new members who have a desire to serve the community!

The Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department offers two membership opportunities; regular membership and intern membership and we have outlined our requirements below.

You will also find our application and corresponding forms below as well.

Typically our personnel have attended Gateway Technical College but you are not limited to GTC only.
Listed are the current minimum hours for each minimum certification and/or licensure:

  • EMT-Basic, 180 hours
  • Firefighter I, 108 hours
  • Haz-Mat Operations, 24 hrs.
  • CPR/AED certification, 16 hrs.

Regular Membership:
•    Any citizen who normally resides or spends the majority of their time in the Union Grove and/or Yorkville area, plus one mile in any direction.
•    18 years of age.
•    Holds a valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license.
•    Is of satisfactory physical condition.
•    Is not a convicted felon.

Upon submittal of a completed application, completion of a background and driving record investigation the applicant will be contacted for a formal interview by our Interview Committee, chosen by our Department Chief.

Membership may be awarded by a 2/3 vote of active membership present at our monthly business meeting and applicants shall serve a one-year probationary period after successfully passing a physical and drug testing.

Training is provided and compensated by the Department upon successful completion of certification and/or licensure.

All regular members are expected to:
•    Attend all regular monthly meetings, training sessions and special sessions.
•    To respond to at least 20% of EMS and/or fire alerts per quarter.
•    To respond to duty group alerts as assigned to during the hours of 23:00-04:00.
•    Maintain all certifications and/or licensures as per our SOP’s and By-law requirements.

Intern Membership:
•    Any person who does NOT reside in the Union Grove and/or Yorkville area, plus one mile in any direction.
•    Is 18 years of age.
•    Holds a valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license.
•    Is of satisfactory physical condition.
•    Is not a convicted felon.

Upon submittal of a completed application, completion of a background and driving record investigation the applicant will be contacted for a formal interview by our Interview Committee as chosen by our Department Chief.

Intern candidate are asked to attend our monthly business meeting following the interview and after successfully passing a physical and drug test shall begin intern membership.

The intern may choose either fire and/or EMS as the designation he/she will participate in.

Intern candidates who have current certification/licensure; documentation must be provided to UGYFD at the receipt of application for intern membership.  Intern candidates who come to the Department with no certification/licensure shall enroll in Firefighter I or EMT-Basic within six months of applying to UGYFD.

Any and all financial responsibility and/or obligation for certification and/or licensure shall be the responsibility of the intern or associate candidate/member.

Fire interns shall also acquire and maintain BLS Healthcare Provider CPR as soon as possible; if not certified at the time of application.

EMS interns shall also take and complete a department vehicle training course (EVOC) and Haz-mat Ops as soon as possible; if not certified at the time of application.

Upon completion of certification, licensure, appropriate orientation, affiliation, etc. all intern members are expected to return 10 hours per week to the Department and shall:
•    Attend all regular monthly meetings, training sessions and special sessions.
•    To respond to EMS and/or fire alerts.
•    To respond to duty group alerts as assigned to during the hours of 23:00-04:00.
•    Maintain all certifications and/or licensures as per our SOP’s and By-law requirements.

Internship is a yearlong commitment, renewable each year in January.

 

 

Membership Employment Application

DHFS Background Information Disclosure Form

 Annual Review of Driving Record Certification of Violations Form

 

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