What does it take to be a Firefighter and/or EMT?

The first step in becoming a paid-on-call member of our organization is contacting the department and letting us know that you are interested (see the question below for the link). After that, we will bring you in for a brief interview and explain our expectations and training requirements. If all parties involved feel that you will be a good fit and you are willing to move forward, you will fill out an application. 

Initial training to become a Firefighter takes approximately four months (140 hours). You will attend classes at MATC two nights a week (sometimes 3 nights) for an entire semester. At the conclusion of the class, you will take a state written exam and practical skills test. Following successful completion of the state exams, additional and continuing education will be provide through the fire department.

To become an EMT, you will attend classes at MATC two nights a week (sometimes 3 nights) for an entire semester (160 hours total). At the conclusion of the class, you will take the National Registry written exam and practical skills test in order to receive a state license to practice. Following successful completion of the exams and licensing, additional and continuing education will be provide through the fire department and our partnership with Aurora Medical Center.

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1. How do I get more information on joining the Grafton Fire Department?
2. What does it take to be a Firefighter and/or EMT?
3. How is the Grafton Fire Department staffed?
4. How many calls does the Grafton Fire Department respond to in a year?
5. Can I burn (bonfire, grill, etc.) or have a fire pit in Grafton?