Membership for Ages 18+

Are you ready to answer the call and help your community?

Then take the next step and join the Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company!

Wendelville Fire Company responds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is always recruiting new members. There is a role for everyone, regardless of age, gender, profession, working status or physical ability. If you are interested in learning more about joining, please complete the "Learn More About Joining WFC" form and a current member will contact you.

Requirements:

  • Resident of Town of Pendleton, NY

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Willing to complete basic fire or EMS training within 2 years of joining

  • Participate at or above minimum involvement levels (12 hours/month)

Benefits:

  • Free Equipment and Training: All of the equipment you need will be supplied by WFC. Similarly, all necessary training is either done in-house or provided through State Fire Instructors at classes held through Niagara County Emergency Services. All costs for fire or EMS training are covered by WFC.

  • Retirement Program: WFC offers a Length Of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) which allows active members to accumulate points towards a retirement program to assist them financially later in life.

  • Scholarships: As an incentive for individuals to serve in New York's volunteer fire service, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP). This program will provide 100% tuition reimbursement (with any single semester award to not exceed $1,500) to student-volunteers attending a New York State chartered college or taking online courses through Empire State College, as long as they are providing active service to a New York State volunteer department. There is no restriction on the type of academic course(s) the FASNY HELP student-volunteer can pursue.

  • Tax Breaks: The Volunteer Firefighters' and Ambulance Workers' Credit is available to full-year New York State residents who are active volunteer firefighters or volunteer ambulance workers.