Become A Member

Interested in becoming a member:

Members must be at least 21 years old and live within coverage area of Brandon Fire Department.  For questions or to learn more about becoming a member e-mail us your name and phone number to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Please mark email as Membership.  You may also contact any member of Brandon Volunteer Fire department.


  1. Be a United States Citizen.
  2. Be 21 years of age or older.
  3. Be able to respond to Fire Department alarms day and night.
  4. Possess the following Abilities: Learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment.
    ~ Learn to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.
    ~ Perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training, or equipment maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold, or smoke.
    ~ Act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
    ~ Follow verbal and written instructions.
    ~ Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    ~ Establish effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, and the general public.
  5. Be able to meet the physical demands described below:
    ~ While performing the duties of this job, the member is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The member is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel crouch, or hear; and taste or smell.
    ~ The member must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  6. Have a current driver’s license valid in South Dakota.
  7. Pass a background investigation.
  8. Consent to a drug screening, upon request.
  9. Become a certified Firefighter by the South Dakota Firefighters Association within 12 months.
  10. Attend Fire Department meetings and training.
  11. Show a genuine interest in fire suppression and the Fire Department in general.