Dear Prospective Member,
Thank you for your interest in joining the Lewes Fire Department. This is an exciting opportunity to serve your community and gain life long friends and experiences unlike any other volunteer opportunity
There are many different ways to serve
your community through the Lewes Fire Department.
Our cadet program consists of members age 14 and 15 years old. These members are an important part of our organization. They attend in house training and perform a support role on emergency scenes.
Our junior firefighters consist of young men and women 16 and 17 years old. Theses members attend both in house training and training at the Delaware state fire school. Junior firefighters work towards becoming a front line firefighter through training and on scene experience under the supervision of the line officers and senior firefighters.
Our junior and Cadet Program is an excellent way to build character, self confidence and a sense of commitment and service to your community. It is also a great introduction to a career path that may be of interest to you. Many of our Junior members have gone on to become police officers, career firefighters/Emts, nurses, and paramedics. Also many of our Line officers started their career with the Lewes Fire Department as a Junior member.
Emergency Medical Services:
The Lewes fire department operates 5 Basic Life Support ambulances and responds to over 4000 EMS calls annually. Those interested in emergency medical services can join the fire department as an EMS member. These members over 18 years old attend training to become a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician. EMT’s respond to emergency medical and fire calls on ambulances. All training and continuing education is paid for by the Lewes FD.
The Lewes Fire Department operates a modern fleet of 5 engines, 1 tanker . 1 ladder truck 1 rescue/pumper, several utility vehicles, and 3 marine units. We have 3 modern fire stations and a marine facility. Firefighters are given the latest in gear and equipment to perform their job and keep them safe. Training takes place through the Delaware State Fire School in addition to other training opportunities provided through the Fire Department and at local and national level conferences. All training is paid for by the Lewes FD. In addition to Firefighting classes, specialized training is available in the areas of Haz-Mat, Vehicle Rescue, Water Rescue, Wild land Firefighting, High Angle Rescue, Marine Unit Operations, Collapse Rescue, and Confined Space Rescue.
Perhaps going on emergency calls is not your thing or your schedule just will not allow it but you still want to serve with the Lewes Fire Department. Then an administrative membership might be for you. Assistance is needed in many areas of our operations outside of going on Fire and EMS calls. Help is needed with office work such as data management, and book keeping. Assistance is also need with our fire prevention program that works to provide education to both children and the community as a whole throughout the year. Help is also needed with vehicle and station maintenance as well as many other “behind the scenes” projects.
In addition to our operations of Fire/EMS calls, fire prevention, administrative work, etc., the Fire Dept provided many activities for its members and families throughout the year. These include our annual banquet, super bowl party, spring picnic, summer beach party, softball team, Christmas party and other events for our members and their families.
If you are interested in joining the Lewes Fire Department stop by and pick up an application, fill it out, and hand it to any member or drop it off at Station 1, located at 347 Savannah Road, in down town Lewes. Or if you have any questions regarding membership fill out the form below and someone from the recruitment committee will contact you.
Lewes Fire Dept