East Alton Volunteer Firefighters
Thank you for your interest in our fire department. I hope that you find this information useful in answering questions you may have about our department.
The East Alton Fire Department is permitted to hold an active membership of 18 Paid-On-Call firefighters. This number fluctuates from time to time, new members join, and others leave for various reasons. The Paid-On-Call positions are exactly what it implies - you receive compensation for responding to any incidents. Please keep in mind that to serve your community as a firefighter for the East Alton Fire Department can sometimes require long hours of your time. Members leave the department because they move out of town, resign for personal reasons, retire from active service, or simply resign because of the ever-growing responsibility of being a member in such an active organization.
Those who accept the responsibility to help those in need; to those who serve honorably to benefit the community; and to those who perform admirably and relentlessly whenever and wherever the demand should arise are the people we are looking for. We hope this may be you!
The East Alton Fire Department is composed of many members who have devoted their valuable time to the fire service. And more importantly, ordinary people who live in this community. People who live ordinary lives - Working men and women - With families and children. Men and women who have devoted not only their time to the fire service, but to serving the community in which they live.
If you become a member of the East Alton Fire Department you will receive a wealth of benefits:
•All Paid-On-Call firefighters are paid an hourly rate of $10.00 while operating at any incident.
•Full worker's compensation disability benefits.
•Receive top notch training by highly experienced training officers who are certified by the State of Illinois.
• All training attended is based on a point system. These points are tallied at the end of each year and incentive pay is given for your efforts.
•State of the art full protective gear is provided by the department.
•Provided with communications equipment.
•All members are offered free tuition and books for any fire science course offered at Lewis & Clark College.
•All members are encouraged to attend seminars free of charge.
•Full benefits from the State and Federal Government.
•Hands-on use of highly specialized equipment.
I encourage you to look closely at the material. If you have questions please call us anytime.
An applications for volunteer (paid on call) members can be downloaded HERE.
All applicants will be required to pass an agility test. This test is given to all candidates for the position of Paid-On-Call Fire Fighter. These test stations are based on actual fire ground operations. Click Here to view the requirements.