You can be a volunteer firefighter!
Fire service volunteers are the backbone of their community. Nationwide, 65% of firefighters are volunteers, helping their neighbors when they need it most. Volunteer fire departments respond to a wide range of emergencies, including structure fires, wildfires, medical emergencies, vehicle crashes, natural disasters, and more. They also provide other critical services such as fire prevention education, emergency preparedness plans, home safety checks, and smoke alarm installations.
Anyone can be a fire service volunteer as long as they have the desire and commitment to serve their community. Opportunities include firefighters, EMS providers, and support personnel. Training is provided. Fire service volunteers give back to their community in a fulfilling, impactful way, gain new skills and abilities that can further their personal and professional lives, and serve with fellow volunteers who become like family.
To volunteer, you can reach out directly to your local fire department, or visit the Make Me A Firefighter web site from the National Volunteer Fire Council to learn more about the volunteer fire service and find a local opportunity near you.
About the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
The NVFC is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Focus areas include responder health and safety, volunteer recruitment and retention, leadership, planning and preparedness, and more. Through the Make Me A Firefighter campaign, the NVFC helps connect prospective volunteers with their local fire department.
Learn more at www.nvfc.org.