Fishers Fire Department Launches Fire Corps

Friday, 02 September 2011

From: The Times of Noblesville, IN

Since Sept. 11 2001, fire and emergency service departments all across the nation are struggling with increasing demands for service. To respond to these demands and provide more services to the community, the Fishers Fire Department has established a Fire Corps program and is seeking community members to help.

Fire Corps creates opportunities for citizens to give back to their community by providing non-emergency assistance to their local fire/EMS department. From promoting life safety education to offering administrative assistance, you can help your community become safer and better prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies.

Fire Corps, a component of the Department of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps program, is a national grassroots effort to increase the capacity of fire and EMS departments through the use of community volunteers. Fire Corps provides resources for departments to utilize community members in non-emergency roles so they can develop, implement and sustain programs and services that will help their department meet the needs of their community.

For more information or to become a Fire Corps volunteer, contact Mark Elder at the Fishers Fire Department. There will be an informational meeting on Sept. 13 at 7 pm in the lower training room of the Fishers Fire Department Headquarters, 2 Municipal Drive.

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