Fire Rescue Volunteers FAQ's
Who are the Volunteer Firefighters in my Community?
Are Volunteer Firefighters expected to attend all emergency calls?
No, it is understood that there will be times when a volunteer is not available. That is why maintaining a healthy roster is important to the fire department.
What duties do Volunteer Firefighters perform?
Is there a role for me within the volunteer fire service?
What will be expected of me as an Active Firefighter?
You will be required to complete a “Basic Training Package”. The fire department will have weekly practice nights and additional training opportunities are available. You will also become trained in the command system and learn chain of command. When you have successfully completed your training you will be placed on active call out duty and will carry a pager in order to respond to the fire hall for emergency calls.
Members are expected to attend as many fire practices as possible during the course of a year. Fire practices usually occur once a week and last for a couple of hours.
I work shift work, I may not be around all the time or at times may not be able to attend training sessions – is this a problem?
How can I join a volunteer fire department?
How can I contact my local volunteer fire department?