Safety Tip #1

Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors

Install smoke detectors inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area as well as every level of the home.

Test detectors once a month, and replace batteries when you change the time for daylight savings.  Replace detectors when they are 10 years or older.

If your detector goes off, get out, stay out and call 911.


How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter

    • Download and complete the application form. Please complete the form by saving it to your computer and filling it in electronically, then printing it, rather than filling it in by hand.

    • Contact Chief Tapp at when you have completed the application to arrange a time to meet with him in person.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer firefighter

    • Making a difference in peoples' lives.

    • Developing leadership skills.

    • Building lifelong friendships.

    • Learning valuable job skills for those considering firefighting as a career.

    • Having access to no-cost training in areas such as structural firefighting, emergency vehicle driving, technical rescue, and emergency medical care.

If you have any questions about becoming a firefighter with New Hope Fire Department that are not addressed above, please contact Chief Tapp at