Why Become a volunteer

Benefits To Becoming A Volunteer Firefighter
  • Opportunity to learn and build your resume.
  • Serve your local community.
  • Build more than just friendships.
  • A sense of pride.
  • A flexible schedule for work-life balance.
  • Great opportunity for career growth.
  • Free firefighter and EMT training.

The Benefits

Volunteer firefighters help their fellow citizens in times of need. Volunteers enjoy a sense of accomplishment, achievement, and pride in the work they do. You’d learn new skills, make new friends, be a part of a team, give back to the community, and make a real difference.

Some examples of tangible benefits may include specialized/technical training, tax exemptions or deductions, business discounts, or awards programs.


As a volunteer firefighter, you’re not only in service of the community, but also a more visible member of the community. This means the work that we do in the community directly impacts the people you know and work with daily. This will give your work a stronger sense of purpose and have a positive impact on those in your life.

Saving lives and serving people is the basis of virtually everyone’s entry into the public safety or healthcare service profession. As a volunteer firefighter, you will get to do this on a daily basis. You’ll have a part-time contribution and a community of peers you can truly be proud of and fulfilled by.


Almost everyone you volunteer with has other interests and likely another profession. Volunteer firefighting is a great way to make strong connections. When seeking a professional reference, a career recommendation, or even someone to help you out or share in your part-time hobby project, you’ll have plenty of people to turn to. Your network grows even further when you attend events for the firefighting community, and in this day and age, the secret to success can be just as much about who you know than what you know.