Hundreds Learn About Fire Corps at FDIC

Saturday, 20 May 2006

Hundreds of firefighters learned how Fire Corps can benefit their local departments during the 2006 Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, IN. After an informational session to introduce attendees to Fire Corps on Wednesday, April 26, Fire Corps representatives were available to answer questions and talk about Fire Corps at the Fire Corps exhibit booth from April 27-29.

"It was a great opportunity to reach out to the fire service and introduce Fire Corps to departments that had either not heard of the program or knew very little about it," said Fire Corps Director Sarah Lee. "Fire Corps is such an excellent way for departments to maximize their non-emergency resources, connect with the community and increase their number of citizen advocates. We were very happy with the amount of interest the FDIC attendees showed toward Fire Corps."

Fire Corps is the newest initiative under the Citizen Corps program. It allows community members to volunteer their time and talents to their local fire/EMS departments in a non-emergency capacity. These citizen advocates enable the department personnel to focus their efforts on providing emergency services and also enable the departments to provide additional services they otherwise may not be able to offer. For more information about Fire Corps, visit www.firecorps.org.
 

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