Want to be a MEMBER

So you would like to be a member of our Fire Department?

While we are always willing to receive applications for membership often we have only limited openings. We would be happy to review your application and compare it against our current needs. As stated in other portions of this website we are a volunteer fire department, therefore the position being applied for is a volunteer position with little or no pay. We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore encourage anyone interested to apply.

Please Note: Firefighting is an inherently dangerous activity that requires members to be physically capable, healthy, and mentally sound. Our Fire Department responds to a variety of situations among them are vehicle accidents, grass fires, structure fires, vehicle fires, and others. We deal with the public and other agencies routinely and must have members with good character. Please review the following section of our Standard Operating Procedures regarding membership requirements:



17.1   Members must be 18 years of age or older.

17.2   Members must be physically capable of performing the activities required by fire service personnel. Some examples of which can include but are not limited to the following:

Manipulating fire streams during fire suppression activities. Including lifting and moving charged attack hose lines.

Lifting and carrying equipment with weights excess of 50 lbs.

Negotiating in difficult terrain and carrying back mounted equipment, as required during suppression of grass and wild land fires.

Working at heights.

Working in all weather conditions.

17.3   New members must successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period. During this period the individual will be evaluated by their commanding officer as to their ability and performance.

17.4   New members should successfully complete Fire Fighter I certification within two (2) years after appointment to department.

Rev. 07-96

So you still want to be a member, print the PDF document linked at the bottom of the page, fill it out completely, and Mail it to:

Baker Township FD
Attn: Application
1248 S. 220th Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762

IMPORTANT – Please be sure to sign your application, Unsigned applications WILL NOT be processed.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcomes. Please note this application process can sometimes take several months due to the management structure of our fire department, however we will try to review them as quickly as possible.

Applicants can expect one of three outcomes:

We Accept Your Application – You will be informed that you have been accepted may immediately begin your orientation and training.

We Accept Your Application Pending Openings – You will be informed that you have been accepted and placed on a waiting list until an opening is available.

We Deny Your Application – You will be informed that we have rejected your application and you will no longer be considered for any openings within our department.


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