Operational Membership. Operational members respond to emergency calls to provide fire, rescue, and medical services. In addition to their role as responders, many Operational Members serve administrative functions of the company and assist with the non-emergency operations of the LRFC. These functions are described below in “Administrative Membership,” but these functions are performed by Operational Members also. Many members joined LRFC with no Firefighting or EMS experience. If you bring an interest in helping your community and a willingness to learn, here’s what the LRFC provides:
- Training (CPR, Firefighting, Vehicle Rescue, Hazardous Materials, EMS and more!)
- Annual physical exam
- Personal Protective Equipment (Bunker Gear / Fire-Fighting Equipment)
Operational Line Officers include the following ranks: Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, First Lieutenant & Second Lieutenant. The LRFC follows the national fire service para-military hierarchical structure. Operational line officers are elected to position by the membership of the company. Eligibility requirements are typically time in the company, training, and run status. Line officers are assigned call-signs, like apparatus, to use in radio transmissions.
Administrative Membership is an option for members of our community who are interested in serving the LRFC and the community but are not interested in responding on emergency incidents. Administrative members work on the non-emergency operations and administration of the department. There are many aspects to running a fire company in addition to emergency responses. A few examples: Fundraising, Recruiting, Building Maintenance, Project Management, Website and Technology work, Accounting, Marketing, Community Outreach and Fire Prevention. Please see our “Committees” page under “About Us” for more information. We ask that people applying for Administrative Membership outline the types of projects they are interested in helping out with.
Administrative Officers include the following ranks: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the LRFC and is comprised of 3 members.
*All types of membership are required to undergo a background check, which is performed and paid for by the LRFC.