The Michiana FOOLS were established by local firefighters who saw a need for something more for our local firefighters. They saw a need to bring additional training resources together between all local department, and offer advanced training topics not currently held locally. They also saw a division between members of different departments and even within departments. The Michiana FOOLS believe these barriers need to be broke down, career or volunteer, city or township, they are detrimental to the fire service.
The Michiana FOOLS have been founded to promote training within the local fire service, promote, and protect the brotherhood, by building on long standing tradition and honor, and give back to the communities we serve.
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1. Function as a Fire Service entity separate and distinct from any and all other Fire Service bodies or movements
2. Provide the Fire Service the catalyst which embodies the growth of education and training
3. Move the Fire Services' collective conscience in a positive direction by building on long standing tradition and honor
How do I become a member? First and foremost you must support training and tradition in the fire service. Eligibility requires members to hold the status of firefighter in one or more of the following capacities: career firefighter, paid on call, or volunteer. To become a member of the International FOOLS requires a ONE-TIME initiation fee of $15.00. Applications are available online at www.foolsinternational.com or at any Michiana FOOLS meeting. Membership to our local Chapter is $10.00 per year. We encourage you to visit www.foolsinternational.com before becoming a member.
What do I get for my money? You will receive a FOOLS International membership card, the Michiana FOOLS newsletter, e-mails regarding training information, a membership discount on all training sponsored by our FOOLS Chapter, the chance to network with pro-active, training oriented firefighters from NE Indiana, and you will become a member of the best fire service training organization in the world!
If you would like to become a member, have training ideas, or would like to host a Michiana FOOLS monthly meeting or training contact a FOOLS e-board member.