The Pelham Batesville Fire Department understands that hiring good employees is an essential part of providing services to our community. The work and responsibilities associated with being a firefighter requires a great deal of physical, emotional and cognitive skill.
We are committed to hiring highly motivated, quality individuals for positions within our Department. We offer a quality employee and benefit package and a good place to work. As a firefighter with Pelham Batesville you will become part of a team and a group of professionals that provide a broad range of specialized services to our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
The Pelham Batesville Fire Department is considered a combination fire department, meaning that we utilize full-time and volunteer personnel to provide services to the community. We maintain a group of volunteer firefighters that provide support for many functions of the organization on a year round basis.
Many of our Volunteer firefighters do fight fire, but others provide non-firefighting services as well. So don’t think that just because you have no desire to fight fire that you cannot assist, there are numerous other activities that you can assist with. We provide training to all our volunteers at the levels of time and commitment that the individual member can devote.
For volunteers that participate in firefighting activities, the training program is very much the same as for our full-time personnel. The minimum training required to be a firefighter is around 80 to 100 hours and is provided by the department. Actual classes are conducted at nearby training facilities and are adapted to meet the schedule of most volunteers. The requirements for firefighting are also similar to that of a full-time firefighter and as so require a person to be in proper physical condition.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities: