Firefighters

Becoming a Firefighter with the Litchfield Fire Department is a rewarding, challenging, and humbling experience. There are two potential membership routes that can be pursued – Interior and Exterior Firefighter.


Interior Firefighters

  • These members participate in all operations of the department, including all aspects of fire suppression operations. These operations may include fire attack, ventilation, search, rescue, R.I.T., overhaul and more. These firefighters are qualified to operate in compromised environments through a certification course, Firefighter I. Interior members are also eligible to drive fire apparatus and hold line or staff officer positions.

  • Requirements:

    • 18 yrs of age
    • Firefighter I Certification
    • Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
    • Maintain physical fitness qualification
    • Maintain drug-free service
    • Successfully pass background check

    Apply – Fill out an Application and LFD Background Check Form to begin your public service now!

    Exterior Firefighters

  • Our Exterior Firefighters are members that have not yet been certified, or who choose not to altogether. There is plenty of work to be done as an exterior member during fire suppression operations; Exterior Firefighters assist in exterior ventilation, rehabilitation, pumping, scene management, etc.. Various other operations including motor-vehicle accidents, public assistance requests, rescues, outside fires or fire alarms can normally be mitigated by Exterior Firefighters alone. Exterior members are also eligible to drive fire apparatus and hold staff officer positions.

  • Requirements:

    • 18 yrs of age
    • Complete 30-hour Basic Firefighting course provided by LFD
    • Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
    • Maintain physical fitness qualification
    • Maintain drug-free service
    • Successfully pass background check

    Apply – Fill out an Application and LFD Background Check Form to begin your public service now!



    Expectations:

    Firefighters are required to maintain proficiency and currency on their qualifications as necessary and are also expected to meet all requirements for continued membership with the fire department. This includes minimum points accrual, and participation in training deemed mandatory (See LFD application or bylaws for current requirements).