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Become A Firefighter

The Shelbina Fire Protection District is seeking new applicants to join our team! You have the opportunity to serve your community! Our firefighters are from all walks of life, and If you're interested, we want to talk to you!

Why Join?


  Deciding to become a firefighter is a big decision, and it isn't for everyone; but there's much more to the job than going into burning buildings.


  Firefighters in our District will be trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, including: structure fires, vehicle fires, traffic accidents, grass/brush fires, gas leaks, rescues, and more. We will provide you with all the training you need to become a successful firefighter.

  Our members will tell you that becoming a firefighter is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Serving the citizens, and giving back to the community is what makes it all worthwhile.



Volunteer Details

New firefighters accepted on to our team will first be provided initial training on the basics of the job, and will need to complete a Basic Firefighter class as soon as possible. Firefighters will also complete CPR and AED training. All training will be provided to you by the Fire District. After you complete the initial training, there will be more opportunities for you to further your education and specializations in the fire service.

Firefighters with the Shelbina Fire Protection District are considered 'Volunteer / Paid on call.' This means that if you respond to an emergency call, you will be compensated for the time spent on that call.



Must be at least 18 years old, or 16 to apply for a cadet position.

Must be able to pass a physical agility test

Must live or work in the Shelbina Fire District, or in close proximity

Consent to a background check, and drug test

Be willing to commit time to attend regular training, and respond to emergency calls



You may download and fill out an application from the links to the right. There is a .pdf, and a word document download type.

Applications can be scanned and emailed to: ; OR you can give them to any Shelbina Firefighter, OR drop them by the fire station on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, between 6:30 and 8:00 P.M.

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