Membership Types

We have a number of types of membership that you may be interested in, so check out the different classes we have to offer below:
  • Regular
  • EMS Only
  • Junior
  • Administrative
  • Life
  • Honorary
  • Honorary Life


Regular Members

To become a Regular Member, you must be at least 18 years of age and interested in training to be Firefighters and/or EMTs. Personnel in this class of membership must pass a background investigation and physical, as well as meet minimum participation standards each year. Regular Members must complete a 12-month probationary period. Within eighteen months of joining the department, Regular Members must complete either Firefighter I (F/F I) or Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (EMT-B) and within 30 months, both must be completed. This type of membership also offers a live-in program. To apply to become a Regular Member, click here.


EMS Only

Ever since the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department acquired an ambulance, we have always been on the lookout for people interested in Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Personnel in this class will serve a 12-month probationary period and will be expected to get Emergemcy Medical Technician (EMT) certification in their first year and a half. They will not be expected to fight fires. To apply for an EMS Only membership, please click here.


Junior Members

To become a Junior Member, you must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must have parental approval. These members may take fire fighting training and participate in "Outside" fire fighting activities, but are prohibited from participating in any interior fire fighting or any other hazardous duties. Junior Members must maintain good grades in school (2.0 minimum) in order to participate in department activities or have full-time employment. To apply for Junior Membership, click here.



The Administrative class is a group of members who do not wish to fight fire, but can contribute needed skills and services for the benefit of the company. Administrative members serve a 6-month probationary period and have minimum participation standards each year. They meet these standards by learning one or more of the following skills: reports, data entry, map development, fundraising, building and/or grounds maintenance, apparatus maintenance, etc. To apply to become an Administrative member, click here.



Life Membership is granted to a Regular or Administrative member upon twenty-five years of service in which their service requirements have been met. Life members have full privileges of the department and they are eligible for a monthly reward after turning 60 years of age. Life members have no further service requirements, but their continued service and support is encouraged. Life membership is earned and cannot be applied for.



This class of membership is granted in recognition of significant financial or other support. Honorary membership is bestowed on our supporters and therefore cannot be applied for.


Life Honorary

Life Honorary Membership is granted by the company to individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the company and community. Life Honorary membership is bestowed on our supporters and therefore cannot be applied for.