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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the age limits to join?

  • You must be at least 16 years old to join as a junior firefighter and can begin some types of training. You will not be allowed to participate in dangerous duties until you are 18 and have the appropriate training. 


Are there any physical requirements?

  • Yes, you must complete a drug test and firefighter physical to be a firefighter. There are other positions in the department such as support staff which may not require a full physical. Contact us for more information. 


Are there residency requirements?

  • Members must live inside the Cowpens Fire Department service area. Special consideration will be applied on a case by case basis for applicants living outside this area.


What type of training must I have?

  • No training is required to join the department, however after being accepted applicants have two years to complete one of several basic training tracts. (Firefighter, Driver, Etc.)


Below are the downloadable applications for membership. For applicants under the age of 18 you will need both forms.


Our Address:                              Business Hours:

144 Battleground Road                     Mon. - Fri.    8am - 8pm

Cowpens, South Carolina 29330       Sat. -  Sun.  8am - 4pm