Can I be a volunteer firefighter for the Fire & Rescue Department?
The Fire & Rescue Department is an all career department and as such does not have volunteer firefighter positions. However, the department does have part-time positions. Please contact Human Resources for an application and more information.
Can I burn leaves/trash/rubbish in my yard?
Generally open burning is prohibited in the city limits. However, open burning of yard waste materials may be permitted in cases where a resident does not have reasonable access to curbside pick up. A permit issued by the Fire Marshal is required. Contact the Fire Marshal's Office for more information.
Can I use an outdoor fire pit/fire place?
Yes. Fixed and portable outdoor fire pits/fire places/chimnea's are allowed. No permitting is required.
How do I apply to become a firefighter for the City of Shelby?
You may submit an application to the Human Resources Department at any time which will remain on file. You will receive notification from Human Resources when an opening in the Fire & Rescue Department becomes available. The application is available for download at the City of Shelby website in the Human Resources section.
I had a medical emergency at my home. Why was the fire department sent?
All Fire & Rescue Department staff members are certified EMT's, and the department responds to certain medical emergency's in the city to provide operational support for the paramedics. Since city firehouses are located throughout the city, and the ambulance service serves the entire county; it is common for the Fire & Rescue Department to arrive at the scene of the emergency first and begin rendering aid in advance of the arrival of the paramedics.