HELP YOUR COMMUNITY!
Can you answer YES to these questions…
If you answered yes to these questions, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a member of our Recruitment Committee.
as a Volunteer in the Fire Service
As volunteers, we are here for two basic purposes. The first is to prevent fires and medical emergencies from occurring. This is achieved through fire prevention, health maintenance education, inspections, fire safety, education, and code enforcement programs. Secondly, we are here to prepare ourselves to control fire or medical emergencies, should prevention fail. This is done through education, training, pre-incident planning, more training, state of the art equipment, and more training. We are a paramilitary profession working in a “hurry up and wait” environment.
This business is not for everyone. You need more than just a desire to help people. You need courage and dedication, assertiveness, and willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. And you need to have the time, for training sessions, meetings, emergency calls, maintenance of equipment, and other duties. The fire and rescue service is not for the meek or timid or for those who lose control during times of crises. Our service is one which calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, and strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the fire and rescue service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety. This list goes on and on.The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and property damage we have prevented or reduced. We are here and prepared for one reason, and that is to provide service to the people.
If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to join us. Stop by our main Station on Route 81 any Monday or Wednesday evening or call us (663-1785) to talk with one of the firefighters and see first hand what we are all about.