Membership dues are $10 a year / prorated at the time of application submission. There is a $5 application fee that is non-refundable. Your application will be submitted to the membership the first month and placed on hold, at which time it will be given to the investigation committee to contact your references and to hold an interview with you at the station. Upon submission of your application a member will contact you to have your medical evaluation form filled out and all other pertinent forms filed prior to submission to the membership for a vote. Voting is done on the following month from first submission. (2 months in total).
Applicants should live or work within the area of the Sparrowbush Fire District. As a general rule applicants shall be within a 10 mile radius of the Sparrowbush Fire District. This area includes the Tri-State area of NY, NJ, PA including Orange,Sullivan, Pike and Sussex Counties.
Applicants are required by New York State law to submit to the County Sheriffs office a Background investigation for Arson Convictions. You will be asked fill out a form prior to election to the Department to be submitted to the Sheriff. Under state law no person may belong to a Fire Department in the State of New York if previously convicted of Arson.
National Terror Alert
January/April/July/October: Car 1 & Car 4
February/May/August/November: Car 2 & Car 5
March/June/September/December: Car 3 & Car 6
Duty Chief/Officer handles all Communications to the County, Responds to all incidents after normal hours (10p to 6a), Responds on all Mutual Aid Calls, Contact Officer for all Public Service and Non-Emergency Calls
Truck Checks for September to be done by Parade Detail
841- 842- 843- 844- 845-
846- 848- UTV/ATV/Trailer-
Boat 1, Boat 2, Jetski-Dive Squad
2019 - 38
2018 - 85
2017- 93 (including 1 local- Nyack FD Rockland County NY 12/18/17
2015- 86 (Including 1 local- Mt Marion FD Ulster County NY 12/19/15)
Official Website of the Chester Fire Department
Information on parkinsons disease for firefighters