JC VFD Announces New Fire Corps Program

Thursday, 22 September 2011

From: Johnson City Record Courier

The Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department is implementing a new local Fire Corps Program. Fire Corps is a component of the National program "Citizen Corps" that supports and supplements resource-constrained fire departments through the use of citizen advocates for non-operational activities.

Citizen advocates, who aid fire departments in non-emergency activities, allow fire first responders to focus their efforts on the most critical, life-threatening situations. Everyone can do something to support their local fire service! Here are some ideas of much needed help that can be provided to your local volunteer fire departments: Fire department recruitment activities, logistics, bookkeeping, data entry of fire reports, secretarial activities, development of department websites, fundraising initiatives, grant writing, writing informative newsletters or brochures, fire prevention activities and programs in schools and communities, station maintenance, cleaning fire apparatus, community preparedness activities, development and maintenance of fire department libraries, just to name a few.

Fire Corps members have the opportunity to give back to their communities through the hours they volunteer. They will gain invaluable insights into our volunteer fire service and how it works. The fire department will strive to match your skills with their needs.

There will be a Fire Corps meeting on Monday, September 26th at 6:30p.m at the Johnson City Fire Department. Anyone interested in participating, or finding out more about the program is invited to attend.

For further information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (830) 868-7900 and request membership applications. Thank you for your support of your Volunteer Fire Department!

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