We Have Been Waiting For … YOU!
Thank you for your interest in joining the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department!
- Have you felt the calling to join the ranks of one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the Country?
- Did you know approximately 75% of all firefighters in our Country are volunteers?
- Did you know you could do more than just firefighting at CFVFD?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you live in our response district, you must attend three weekly meetings prior to filling out your application. If you reside out of our response district, please contact the business office at (281)550-6663.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP:
Firefighting: (No Experience Required)
Any resident of the Cypress-Fairbanks community may submit an Application at any of our twelve (12) Fire Stations or at our Main Office (9630 Telge Road). Non-residents of our response area may also submit applications at our stations or Main Office. Please note that special conditions apply to applicants that reside in an area where a volunteer fire department already exists. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact our Business Office for clarification.
All of our stations conduct weekly meetings and trainings every Thursday Night beginning at 1900/7:00 pm. Please feel free to stop-by and meet the men and women of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.
Support Services: (No Experience Required)
The CFVFD, beyond firefighting and emergency medical services, also provides Support Services to our membership. During those extended medicals calls, late night house fires, or incidents in the summer heat, our department dispatches personnel to ensure the proper hydration and wellbeing of our firefighters and EMTs. This is a wonderful way for citizens, young and old, to participate alongside the firefighters and EMTs without the high-paced and emergent actions that go on at an incident.
Junior Membership: (No Experience Required)
For teenagers that have a strong interest in joining the Civil/First Responder Service, the CFVFD has an option for them. Teenagers must be between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age, and concurrently enrolled in a high school within the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Parental consent is required, and all students must maintain a Passing Grade average, following the ‘No Pass, No Play’ philosophy. Report cards will be reviewed by Station Officers at the end of each Grading Period. Until the age of 18, all junior members will train on Exterior Operations with their assigned Station, and maintain Station Curfew Hours. This is an exciting opportunity to understand a Paramilitary Organization and see what it takes to begin a career in Civil Service.
Fire: All members, 18 years of age and older, will complete a rigorous Cadet Class Program (CCP) learning appropriate strategies and tactics to ensure personal safety when participating at a Fire Scene/Incident. Junior Members will only be able to complete the ‘Exterior’ portion of the CCP, until they turn 18 years of age. The CCP is approximately 6 months long with graduates achieving the State Firefighters and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA) Firefighter 2 Certification; which can be challenged to a Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) Firefighter Advanced.
Please note: The CFVFD offers a vast amount of additional State-certified and Nationally Accredited training and certifications, with a Tuition Reimbursement Policy after one (1) year of active service with our fire department.
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Department, in conjunction with the governing body of the Harris County Emergency Services District #9 (HCESD9), is proud to have some of the most state of the art and cutting edge technology available today. The uniform and firefighting personal protective equipment will be provided at no cost by the CFVFD/HCESD9. The uniform and equipment remain the property of the CFVFD/HCESD9 and must be returned upon exit from the fire department.
Please note: Firefighting and EMS Service is a dangerous job that requires intensive training and significant time to ensure personal safety, and the safety of those around you.
Cadet Class Program: Applicants/members will attend all classes scheduled on Wednesday Evenings (1800-2200 / 6:00 – 10:00 pm) and Saturdays (0800 – 1600 / 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) throughout the six (6) month training process.
Firefighting: Members will be required, at minimum, twenty-four (24) hours of Station Manning hours, as well as additional twelve (12) Training hours every month.