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“Service for Others”

Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company needs your help. We are always looking for members to help us support our mission of “Service for Others”. We have 2 paths for membership.

If you are interested in responding on emergency incidents as a Firefighter and/or EMT you can apply under Active Membership. Active members respond to emergency calls to provide fire, rescue, and medical services. In addition to their role as responders, many Active Members serve administrative functions of the company and assist with the non-emergency operations of the fire department. These functions are described below in “Associate Membership,” but these functions are performed by active members, also. Many members joined Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company with no Firefighting or EMS experience. If you bring an interest in helping your community and a willingness to learn, here’s what we provide:

  • Training (CPR, Firefighting, Vehicle Rescue, Hazardous Materials, EMS and more)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Bunker Gear / Fire-Fighting Equipment)

Associate Membership is an option for members of our community who are interested in serving the fire company and the community but are not interested in responding on emergency incidents. Associate members work on the non-emergency operations and administration of the department. There are many aspects to running a fire company in addition to emergency responses.

A few examples: Fundraising, Recruiting, Building Maintenance, Project Management, Website and Technology work, Accounting, Marketing, Community Outreach and Fire Prevention.

We ask that people applying for associate membership outline the types of projects they are interested in helping out with.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The State of Delaware is currently offering free State background checks for prospective fire company members. In order to have the fee waived you will need a copy of the waiver which can be obtained by emailing You will still be required to pay for a Federal background check. Please have your fingerprints done at the same time you request your state background. You will then mail your fingerprint card, payment and national background application form to the FBI. Additional instructions can be found at the link below.

We are developing a Frequently Asked Questions Section, until that is posted::

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