The LSFD offers different opportunities for citizens within the community to learn more about their fire department and to become involved in operational or non-operations tasks. Complete the Volunteer Contact Form to apply for the Citizens Fire Academy, the Fire Corps and/or consideration for the Emergency Services Unit (ESU).


A minimum requirement is that you must be at least 18 years old and priority goes to citizens who live in or around the Loveland-Symmes community. It is preferred that volunteers go through the department’s Citizens Fire Academy before they join the Fire Corps program. However, exceptions can be made depending on the experience and training of the volunteers. The selection process to become a member of the ESU is more involved.

Citizens Fire Academy - Participants performing hose operations

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More Information

For additional information, please email Lieutenant Jim Hellyer.