Fire/EMS Department Seeks Community Help

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

From: Pikes Peak Courier View

Since Sept. 11, fire and emergency service departments all across the nation are struggling with increasing demands for service coupled with reduced funding.

In order to respond to these increasing demands and provide more services to the community, the Cripple Creek Fire Department has established a Fire Corps program and is seeking volunteers 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 creating websites to maintaining vehicles, promoting life safety education or offering administrative assistance, you can help your community become safer and better prepared for natural disasters, terrorist threats and other emergencies.

“Fire Corps members can help our department keep our community safe in many ways. From retired school teachers and engineers, to members of the community that simply want to help, we can use their support,” said Cripple Creek Fire Chief Randy Baldwin.

A component of the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizen Corps program, Fire Corps is a national grassroots effort hoping to increase the capacity of volunteer, career and combination fire and EMS departments through the use of community volunteers.

Fire Corps provides resources for departments to utilize volunteers 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 Randy Baldwin at 719-689-0240 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information about Teller County Citizen Corps, visit tellercc.com.

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