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    Question Indianapolis, IN Area Volunteer Depts or Part-Time Positions?

    Does anyone know of any departments in the Indianapolis or surrounding area that utilize volunteer firefighters (combination, fully volunteer, etc)? I have accepted a new job in the northeastern part of Indianapolis (Carmel/Fishers area) and will be moving up that way in a few months. I would like to continue working in the fire service in some way shape or form after I relocate, so I'm trying to figure out a way to do so.

    I've done some searching online and I've been able to find one department -- Castleton VFD (http://www.castletonvfd.org) that seems to be a possibility to volunteer at. Other than that, I really haven't been able to find very much.

    I also figure that my other option would be to try for a part-time position at a department in the Indianapolis/surrounding area (I'm FF I/II, Haz-Mat Tech, and EMT-B certified).

    Therefore, I'd like to know:
    1) Of any departments in the Indianapolis/surrounding areas that utilize volunteer firefighters
    2) Of any potential departments in the Indianapolis/surrounding area that hire part-time firefighters

    Thanks in advance!


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    Let's see if I can get a few of the Volunteers I can think of...
    - Center Township (Muncie)
    - Cicero
    - Sheridan
    - Wayne Township
    - Charolettesville (east side)

    Also, check out this website:
    http://www.indianafiretrucks.com/
    It has a lot about the apparatus that each station uses, but also gives a little general info (vol, pt paid, career, etc) and some community info.

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    zzyyzx -- Thanks for that list. As for http://www.indianafiretrucks.com, I'll take a look there as well.

    If anyone else has any ideas, please let me know/post em here and add to the list. I'd appreciate it! :-)

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    Does anyone happen to know if Zionsville Fire Department utilizes volunteer firefighters?

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    Have you tried Whitetown FD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliby View Post
    Does anyone happen to know if Zionsville Fire Department utilizes volunteer firefighters?
    Yes, they do.

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    Just wanted to reply to my original post with some info:

    Whitestown FD is not currently accepting applications for volunteers
    Zionsville FD does use volunteers, but their volunteer application process has recently closed.

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    Did you ever find a Volunteer Dept to join?

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    Yep. I recently joined Perry Township Fire Rescue in Fayette, IN (Boone County) as a volunteer.

    As far as I can tell from my searches over the past few months/year, they're the only ones close to Northwest Indianapolis that use volunteers. Most of the other departments (Zionsville, Whitestown, Lebanon, Center, etc) are only looking for part-time/paid reserve and not volunteer. However, keep in mind that my search was pretty much focused around the southeastern Boone County area, as that's where I live.

    There are other Boone County departments that use volunteers, such as Advance, Jamestown (http://jamestownfire.org), and Thorntown (http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/tfd/).

    If anyone is looking for part-time, Whitestown is going through a part-time process. More info here: http://whitestownfire.com/jobs.html

    Zionsville FD's website also states that they're accepting applications for part-time as well: http://www.zionsville-in.gov/town-se...neral/careers/

    Thanks!

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    Yeah that area is few and far in selection! I have my app in at ZFD as a part time and was going to get WFD's here soon! I am in hamilton county as a volly! they have a few good ones to choose from

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