Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department
The Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department operates under the direction of the Somerville Fire Department. It is a non-paying, non-profit organization whose members volunteer their time, energy and skills to provide support services to the Somerville Fire Department and various City agencies. Auxiliary Fire Department members also provide services to the Residents of the City of Somerville, and mutual aid assistance to other communities as requested. The delivery of auxiliary fire services is a unique and complex undertaking. It requires service oriented volunteers who posses sound judgement, physical and moral courage, fidelity and personal integrity. Furthermore, providing auxiliary fire services is a team effort. Each member must posses a strong willingness and capability for being an integral part of a team. Applicants for the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department must be residents of the City of Somerville; at least 18 years of age at the time of application; have and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver's license; and must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Training in basic life support techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is preferred. Applicants are subject to an investigation by the Department of Public Safety, the Somerville Police Department, the Somerville Fire Department Investigation Unit and the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department. Applicants may be called for one or more interviews with Auxiliary Administrators and/or Professional Fire Department Officers. Applications must be approved by Auxiliary and Professional Fire Department Officials as well as the Mayor of the City of Somerville. Applicants are advised that interview and approval procedures may require an extended period of time. Written notification will be provided regarding approval of membership. Every person accepted into the Auxiliary Fire Department shall, before entering upon his/her duties, make and subscribe to an oath of office. Accepted applicants will also sign an agreement to abide by the rules and regulations of the Unit as they are or may be established, and be subject to penalties imposed by the Auxiliary Fire Administration for violations of rules. Residents interested in applying for membership in the Auxiliary Fire Department should visit the Auxiliary Fire Station at 259 Somerville Avenue on Monday evenings between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Or call 617-625-6600 X7341 and leave a message. For added convenience an Application Form and Health Information Form may be printed from this site. SAFD Application SAFD Health Form Please take a moment to view the SAFD photo gallery: Candlelight Vigil, September, 2001 (photo 1, photo2) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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