Volunteer Application

There are many benefits to joining the Sherman Fire Protection District and becoming a volunteer Firefighter/EMT. Volunteering provides an opportunity for new skills, experiences, friendships, challenges, and personal development. Most importantly, though, being a volunteer Firefighter allows you to make a real difference in the community. The District has one goal: the protection of the people and property in the District. When a house catches fire, a vehicle is involved in an accident, or a family member has a medical emergency, Sherman Firefighters are there to put out the fire, extricate the people from the vehicle, and provide emergency medical care. Joining Sherman Fire gives you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others!

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Meetings are held every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 pm. 

To apply to become a firefighter for the Sherman Fire Protection District, you must have the following qualifications:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Ability to pass a medical evaluation
  3. Ability to pass a strength and agility test
  4. Ability to pass a background check

Priority is given to applicants who live within the Village of Sherman and then the Fire Protection District, but qualified members from outside the District are also eligible to apply.

Anyone that is approved for cadet membership will be required to obtain the following certifications:

  1. Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B)
  2. Basic Operation Firefighter or Firefighter II
  3. Hazardous Materials Awareness
  4. Hazardous Materials Operations (HazMat Ops)
  5. Technical Rescue Awareness
  6. Vehicle Machinery Operations (VMO)
  7. National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, and 700

Training is received from a variety of sources including the District's certified instructors, certified instructors from neighboring agencies, and outside sources such as the Illinois Fire Service Institute.

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