In addition to “just” fighting fires, there’s plenty to do on and behind the scenes of an emergency.
Many volunteer fire departments offer special services such as FAST-Firefighter Assist and Search Teams specially trained to rescue downed firefighters; or HazMat-Hazardous Materials Technicians; Ice and Water Rescue, Fire Police, Confined Space Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Wildland Search and Rescue, and Rope Rescue, to name just a few of our special missions.
And, if “running into burning buildings while all the sane people are running out” doesn’t suit you — some VFDs even offer you the opportunity to work behind the scenes as an auxiliary, associate or corporate member — also known as FireCorps.
Learn more about joining “Special Ops” by contacting your local volunteer fire department, completing our simple contact form or by calling our Erie County Volunteer Firefighter Hotline at 716.601.3021.
In Genesee County:
Click here to learn more about volunteering in Fire/EMS by visiting Get FIRED Up Genesee!