Christiana Fire Company is located in New Castle County, Delaware and covers 36 square miles of residential and commercial property. We are a combination company with full time and part time employees who work hand in hand with our volunteers to serve the area. Christiana responded to over 16,000 fire, EMS, and rescue incidents in 2021.
Interested in Applying for Volunteer Membership?
Process of Joining CFC
CFC accepts membership applications at all times and processes them as necessary. The current requirements in the application ask for the following:
*Ride alongs are observational only and must be scheduled in advance. Ride alongs are only scheduled between 9am-9pm. Ride alongs may not stay overnight.
Once an application has been received, the prospect is notified to complete all necessary documentation for consideration.
Completion of Membership Process
Once you have been voted in as a member of CFC, the next steps of your progression will be determined. You will be directed to one of the following:
All new members will be expected to take part in cleaning, maintenance, and house work as necessary.
Christiana Firefighter Training and Orientation (FTO)
The dates of FTO will be communicated to members at least one month in advance of the training taking place. FTO is a training program which teaches operations, techniques, and any other pertinent skills to the member which will be utilized while operating with CFC.
At the completion of FTO, members will be advised the positions which they are qualified to operate.
Currently, FTO is hosted every March, June, and September.
FTO #12: March 24th, 25th, and 26th (Completed)
FTO #13: June 23rd, 24th, and 25th (Ride Alongs must be completed by June 1st)
FTO #14: September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th-this date is subject to change (Ride Alongs must be completed by September 1st)
Growth at CFC
Members who have been SCBA qualified through the FTO program will be issued a blank black front for their helmet. This signifies a firefighter in training and the member must "earn their numbers" before representing Christiana fully. This process usually takes 6-18 months. Once numbers have been issued to a member, they have officially completed their FTO.
CFC leadership tracks the growth of members through this program. The dedication of the person is what makes the person efficient in the roles at CFC. The goal of the program is to build confident and well-trained individuals while instilling company pride.
To schedule an opportunity to ride along with us, please email us at: [email protected]
By scheduling a ride along you will be starting the first steps of the application process.