Join Us

The Orchard Park Fire Company is always looking for new firefighters! Anyone who resides in the Town of Orchard Park over the age of 18 may apply! There are many benefits that come with being an Orchard Park Firefighter on top of the great feeling of helping those in need!


  • Any Firefighter or Emergency Medical Services training is at no cost to members. Upon completion of your Firefighter 1 thru Erie County Emergency Services, you will receive 4 college credits from Erie Community College.
  • EMT or Paramedic School for members. Upon completion of your Paramedic, you may be eligible for an Associates Degree.
  • Free College education, paid thru FASNY Help Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • All necessary Firefighting and EMS equipment is provided at no cost to members
  • Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP). This is a pension that is vested after 5 years.
  • NYS Income Tax Credit ($200)
  • Use of our Meeting Room for events
  • Dayroom access 24/7
  • Free use of our newly updated weight room!

New Member Process

Currently, our new member process takes approx 2-3 months from time of application to the time your a new probationary firefighter.

Once you’re accepted as a new firefighter, you are enrolled in our in-house FTO (Field Training Officer) program led by FTO Lieutenant. After meeting with the FTO Lieutenant, you will be paired with a senior firefighter to show you the ropes of being an Orchard Park Firefighter. This probationary period takes approximately 2 years to complete. Upon completion, you will have all the necessary training to be a full-fledged Orchard Park Firefighter!

Junior Firefighter Program

The Orchard Park Fire District is now offering a Junior Firefighter program, contact to learn more.

How Do I Apply?

Anyone interested, please contact us at

If you are unsure which department you can join, stop by the Erie County Firefighter Recruitment page at

For more information about the Orchard Park Fire Company and the application process, you can read this information flyer. If you are ready to apply, you can download the application form.