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If you live within the Boroughs of Orbisonia, Rockhill, and Shirleysburg, or the Townships of Cromwell, Shirley, and Lack, you are or may be within the fire service coverage area of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company. In this case, you are a prime candidate. If you live in another fire company's coverage area, but would like to volunteer with the ORFD, you can still apply for membership.
There are a number of ways that you can apply for a membership with the ORFD.
What if I'm not sure I want to join yet?
That's fine! You can still come around the station when members are present. We can answer questions, show you the apparatus, discuss our policies and procedures. If you would like to "hang out" to get a feel for the place, that is fine too!
There are a number of functions that you as a potential volunteer can perform if you join a fire company. You can choose to do everything that the fire company has to offer; or you can choose to only do one specific function. Regardless, there is a place for nearly everyone within the volunteer fire service. Here are some of the functions that you can perform in any combination:
Even though the Orbisonia-Rockhill Fire Company holds in-house training, we require that personnel who wish to respond to emergency calls successfully complete Pennsylvania State Certified Classes.
Basic Training - Before Riding Apparatus (34 Hours):
Fire Suppression Pathway (166 Hours):
Rescue Pathway (48 Hours):
Driver/Operator Pathway (40 Hours):