Join Ralston Fire

Ralston Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. is always looking for new members! If you are interested, please stop by the station at any time and check us out. Currently, we offer on the job training, certifications in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Technician, Retirement Fund, EMS-Only Program and no residency requirement. Please stop by and fill out an application today! You can download a copy of our application form here new-application-2016 .

Application Process

1- Applications
Pick up your application at the fire station, complete application, and drop off to the Ralston Fire Station before the application period ends. Applications received after deadline will be held over to the next Application period.

2- Background Investigations
Criminal Backgrounds will be done on all applicants. This process is Pass or Fail. Those who pass will move on to the next step in the process.

3- Interviews
Each applicant who has passed the previous testing will have an interview with a panel of Ralston Fire Department members. Applicants must receive a passing score of 70 points to move on to the next step in the process.

4- Physical Agility Test
Each applicant who has passed the previous testing and interviews will complete a Physical Agility Test. This test is conducted at the Fire Station and each applicant must complete this in the time allowed.

5- Health Physical
Each applicant who has passed the previous testing will be required to have a health physical. This insures applicants are healthy and can perform the duties of Fire or EMS. This is a pass or fail test based on minimum standards established by National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).

6- Orientation
This is a presentation by the Fire Chief, who will explain all aspects of being a Volunteer Fire Fighter, Minimum requirements, benefits, etc. All applicants who have passed the previous testing will be required to attend one of the orientations.

7- Approved by Membership
The membership will vote to approve the applicants who have passed all pre-testing at their monthly business meeting.