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STEP 1: Stop by Station #1 in the Village on a Monday night between 7 pm and 9 pm and ask to speak with the chiefs about getting an application. Or give us a call to set up an appointment; (716) 937-9216 ext.116.

STEP 2: Fill out and submit your application. After receiving your application, we will review it at our next monthly meeting. Once reviewed, an arson background check will be done by the Erie County Sheriff's Office. If you are clear, you will be contacted by our membership committee. 

STEP 3: Interview. The membership committee will contact you to set up an interview time. This interview will contain just a few simple questions, a tour of the facility, and more information regarding our onboarding process. 

STEP 4: Voted on.  At the following monthly meeting, you will be voted on by our members. You are encouraged to attend this meeting. If accepted, you will be sworn in as a member of the Alden Hook and Ladder Fire Company. 

STEP 5: Your first Monday night drill. We will help you get everything you need like the right size turnout gear, information, paperwork, and a mentor to walk you through this journey. Once that is completed you will be able to start learning what to do when the pager goes off. 


Please inquire (info below) if there are any questions or concerns. We'd love to hear from you.


13336 Broadway St

Alden, NY 14004

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Do I need Experience to join?

No. We provide free training in both fire and EMS. We encourage everyone to start taking classes during their first year.  We also drill on Monday nights for more hands on training.

Is there an age minimum to join?

Yes. You have to be at least 16 years of age. 

16 & 17 year olds are "Active Restricted until you turn 18 which you will be an active member.

Where do I get an application?

Come to our Station 1 on a Monday night (7-9) and talk to members in getting an application form.

Station 1 

13336 Broadway St

Alden, NY 14004

Do I have to respond to every call?

This is 100% voluenteer and realisticly not everyone can make every 911 call. However, we require members meet a 50 point minimum each year to remain active. For more information talk to one of our members.

Come train with us and serve your community today! 

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