Communities served by volunteer firefighters depend on them to be their first line of defense for many types of emergencies.
Volunteer firefighters are summoned to a wide array of emergencies across the country every day including fires, emergency medical incidents, terrorist events, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, water rescue and other emergencies, and other general public service calls.
What is the first step to volunteering?
Contact your local fire department and express your interest in joining. Search the internet for your local department's name — they may have a website with useful information.
Make sure you're ready to commit. Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires many of hours of training and a strong commitment to service.
If you think you have what it takes, click here for a helpful website to find volunteer opportunities near you.