Online Volunteer Application

Application Instructions

  1. Please complete the application fields found below. Background checks must be performed of every member, regardless of your role, in order to comply with state law since you will likely interface with our junior members which are under the age of 18. This includes, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, reference checks, and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Childline clearance. Failure to provide complete and accurate information or providing false information may be reason to reject your application for membership.
  2. After the background check is completed, and submitted, a member of the membership committee will contact you to arrange an interview.
  3. Once all these steps are successfully completed, the membership committee will recommend you at the next monthly meeting (first Thursday evening of every month).
  4. You are then welcome to attend the remainder of the meeting and begin actively participating in membership activities.
  5. By submitting this application, I am agreeing to the Articles, By-Laws, and Standard Operating Manual of the Colonial Park Fire Company.
    Note: The application process can take several weeks to complete. Depending on the timing of the initial inquiry, it may take up to two full months for the applicant to be recommended for membership process to conclude. Due to insurance reasons, during this wait potential candidates are not allowed to participate in any activities during approval process.  If you have any questions while completing your application or after its submission, feel free to contact us at 717-599-0624 or email recruitment@colonialparkfire.org.

Contact Information

Address *

Personal Information

Are you a resident of Lower Paxton Township? *
Have you lived outside of Pennsylvania in the past 10 years? (PA requires a FBI background check for those that have not lived in PA continuously over the past 10 years.) *
Are you a U.S. citizen or do you hold a valid work visa? *
Do you currently have any medical conditions that would prevent you from performing any firefighting duties?
Have you ever been convicted or plead guilty to a felony offense? *


Have you ever been a member of another fire company or emergency service organization? *
What capacities within the company are you interested in serving?


In the course of my application for membership in the Colonial Park Fire Company #1, the officers and members of the company may desire to make certain inquires as to my background, character, and experience. It is in my interest to permit such investigations to take place by the officers: and therefore, in consideration of my desire to have all material considered, I hereby authorize the Colonial Park Fire Company #1, its members and officers, and the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, to make such inquiries as they deem appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, any individual or group, institution, current or former employer, or emergency service agency. It is understood that I shall make no claim against the persons furnishing information and shall make no claim against any of the afore mentioned sources of information, including the Colonial Park Fire Company #1 and the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, for providing or reasonably using any or all information. Also, to the best of my knowledge, all statements and answers which I have given are true, correct, and accurate. I further understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts may result in nullification of this application and/or subsequent membership based on its contents. I solemnly swear that all information given in this application for membership to Colonial Park Fire Company is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that if it is proven that I intentionally falsified the information provided, I may be rejected for membership without a chance for reapplication. If proof of falsification occurs after being accepted into membership, I also understand that the falsification may be grounds for my expulsion from the Colonial Park Fire Company. Finally, I swear to uphold all fire company By-Laws and Standard Operating Procedures and to treat fire company property with the greatest care. By dating and signing this application, I attest and swear to the following: “I have never been convicted of an offense that constitutes the crime of “arson and related offenses” under 18 Pa. C.S 3301 or any similar offense under any Federal or State law. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I knowingly make any false statement herein, I am subject to penalties prescribed by law.