• Applicants must pass a physical, a drug test and a background check to become an entry-level firefighter.
• State-certified training, provided through the fire district, lasts from two to five months before a firefighter can respond to calls.
• Some departments have residency requirements.
To become a volunteer firefighter with Central Lyon County Fire District, call 246-6209.
To join the Silver Springs Station, call 577-4090.