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
- 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!