Volunteer With The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department





Volunteer with SVFD

We have many opportunities for you to Give Back to the community. If you wish to volunteer as a Firefighter, EMT/Paramedic, Support Services, Driver/Operator, please  fill out our membership application.  We also have opportunities available if you wish to Give Back by sharing your specialized skills in a non-fire service capacity. Opportunities consist of the following but are not limited to:  vehicle maintenance, lawn care, seamstress, office skills, etc. If you want to Give Back to the community, we welcome your time and talent(s)!

Please contact John Linsenbigler, Executive Administrator, to submit your application. Contact information: 7915 Chapman Highway, Station #2, Knoxville. Phone (865) 851-1157, email:  jlinsen@seymourvfd.com  At this time you will be issued your ID Card and ID Number.

  1. You must be 18 years of age.
  2. You must be of strong moral character and have a good driving record.
  3. You must complete Application Form and submit the following documents:
  •   Driver’s License & Vehicle Insurance verification
  • $50.00 check or cash for application process (reimbursed after you reach Provisional status)
  • Urine Drug test
  • T.B.I. Background check

Once you have completed the Membership Application and upon acceptance, You MUST:

  • Attend Four (4) Department Business Meetings annually (Business meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month)
  • Attend a minimum of forty (40) hours of training, which includes the State of Tennessee sixteen (16) hours Introduction to Fire and EMS, twelve (12) hours NIMS (100,200,700, 800), six (6) hours Vanessa K.

After completing these steps and upon approval by the Fire Chief and the Officers, you will then be classified as a Provisional Member.