Volunteer Firefighters
Volunteer Firefighters

The Peters Township Volunteer Firefighter Program is a rewarding program that integrates training, benefits, and the gratification of helping others.  Peters Township is a combination fire department comprised of career and volunteer firefighters that work together to create a safer community.  Volunteers can be rewarded through many benefits including promotion to higher ranks within the organization through training and experience.  

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, please review the application requirements below.

Application Process

  • Complete and submit the online Application for Membership
  • Receive a department-paid Physical Exam from MedExpress Peters Township:
    • 3840 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317
    • Please call 724-941-3273 to schedule an appointment

Once the above documentation has been received, our committee that oversees new applications will follow this process:

The application process typically takes approximately 2 months; however, we encourage all applicants to attend our weekly trainings on Monday evenings during this time period to meet our team.


Volunteer firefighters must complete the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Entry Level Fire Training within two years.  This course is divided into four modules, totals about 184 hours of training, and prepares firefighters for the Pro-Board National Firefighter I test.  Interior firefighters must obtain Firefighter I certification.

All training is paid for and provided by the Peters Township Fire Department.


  • 24-Hour Physical Fitness Facility
  • Points Award
  • Duty Shifts
  • Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP)
  • No Cost Training
  • Annual Uniform Allowance
  • Life, Medical, and Injury Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Award

Membership Types

The Peters Township Fire Department offers four volunteer membership types.


Ages 16-18, mainly concentrates on training for firefighting, rescue, and EMS


Current firefighters who actively attend trainings and respond to calls

Life Active

15+ years of service, current firefighters who actively attend trainings and respond to calls

Life Inactive

15+ years of service, members who no longer attend trainings or respond to calls

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