We are so glad that you have an interest in volunteering for your local fire or EMS department. As a Fire Corps volunteer, you can expect to assist your department in a non-emergency role. The activities vary greatly depending on the department or organization, but the list below should give you an idea of what opportunities may be available:

  • Teaching fire safety to children
  • Installing smoke alarms in area homes
  • Maintaining the department’s web site
  • Distributing disaster preparedness materials
  • Providing refreshments to first responders during long incidents (this is often called rehabilitation service or “rehab” for short)
  • Executing home safety checks
  • Bookkeeping
  • And so much more!

If you are completely new to the fire and emergency service field, you may want to take a peek at our cheat sheet of Fire and Emergency Service Terminology. It’s not necessary to know the lingo, but it might make you a lot more comfortable in your new environment! If you have questions about becoming a Fire Corps volunteer, check out our FAQs. To find a program in your area and get started, click here!

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