Active membership shall be available to Active and Retired Firefighting personnel of an established Fire Department, which is under the command of a Fire Chief or Public Service Director whether they are Career, Part Paid, On Call, Volunteer, Military or
Industrial and who presently own or have access to a Motorcycle and have a current legal Motorcycle endorsement. A past Active member, who no longer can ride a motorcycle, may retain their active status. Emergency Medical Technicians and Medics are eligible to be members if they are employed by an established Fire Department. Upon receiving an application for Active Membership, the candidate shall receive a two thirds (2/3) (66%) acceptance vote of members present with no probation period. An Active
member can if they so wish be a member of more than one chapter at a time. They must pay the same dues as other members of the chapter that they chooses to join and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of an Active member in that chapter, except that they may only hold office in one chapter at a time. The chapter in which they hold office will be considered the members home chapter.
Associate membership shall be offered to a person who has been proposed, in writing, for such membership and accepted in good standing and, in the opinion of a majority of the Chapter’s Executive Board, has substantially contributed to the promotion of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club® Inc. for a minimum period of six (6) months. Final approval shall be by a majority vote of the Chapter members at a meeting held at the conclusion of the six-month (6) period.
Social members shall be a Spouse, Partner, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Son, Daughter, Grandchildren, Brother or Sister, Father or Mother of an Active Member, Associate Member or a Member-at-Large. The minimum age for a Social member shall be 16 (sixteen) years of age before joining.
Each Chartered Chapter may grant Honorary Membership status to a member of a recognized religion for the position of Chapter Chaplain. Honorary Membership may also be granted to a civic or business leader who does volunteer work for the Chapter. An Honorary Member shall not hold a Chapter Office or vote in Chapter affairs. The International dues for this membership classification is to be paid by the Chapter.
To qualify for junior membership, children or Grandchildren of Active and Associate members must be under the age of sixteen (16) years. There shall be no dues collected for Junior Membership by the International and chapters shall be allowed to list such Junior Members on their rosters until age 16. At age 16, the Junior Member must switch
membership and pay dues.