FAMILY

A BAND
OF
OTHERS

Volunteer firefighters give their community a little more than most. Your firehouse becomes a home as you share a special kind of camaraderie with fellow selfless individuals you serve with. Experience the sister- and brotherhood for yourself. Serve with neighbors, make new friends and help your community together by joining the firefighting family.

WE LEARN
THIS BY
TRAINING

Volunteer firefighters receive professional-grade training, learning to use all the latest tactics, newest technology and life-saving tools to do the job. You gain valuable knowledge and maintain physical fitness. Regular training is where we grow as firefighters and people. You’ll be well prepared and properly guided by your department to perform your duties safely.

TRAINING

SERVICE

WE EARN
THIS BY
DOING

Honor, loyalty and dedication have been the cornerstones of the volunteer fire service for centuries. It’s an incredibly rewarding job that pays back in the respect you earn from your community and your peers. When you give back to your community when it needs you the most, you get back a satisfaction that only a volunteer firefighter can know. You’ll work with a team to develop critical problem-solving leadership skills in intense conditions. The connections you make among the firefighting family can lead to everything from great friendships to career opportunities.

SET YOURSELF
APART

At its core, the fire service is an incredible opportunity to change your life. Volunteer firefighting is an excellent foundation for personal growth at home and in the workplace. We place a premium on hard work and self-improvement. New skills and leadership development will make you a stronger member of your family, community and workplace. Learn, teach, network – do things you never thought possible in places you never thought you’d go. Be someone extraordinary through the simple act of helping others.

GROW

YOUTH

YOU CAN
DO
THIS

The sister- and brotherhood of the fire service welcomes not only adults, but youth as well. You need only be 16 to enroll in a Junior or Explorer program and begin your rewarding journey. Your community service is a resume-builder for college and jobs. You can also earn scholarships and take advantage of tuition reimbursement, all while adding experiential knowledge and making the lifelong connections that have invaluable influence on your character and career.

YOUTH PROGRAMS AROUND NEW YORK STATE

REQUIREMENTS

The volunteer fire service is a true neighbors-helping-neighbors experience for anyone with a desire to learn and passion for the community. If you're ready to take the next step, we're waiting with provided training and tools along with the like-minded people to guide you.

16 AND UP

GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH

SOUND MORAL CHARACTER

DESIRE TO LEARN

WILLINGNESS TO LEAD

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY