WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF NO ONE RESPONDED?
Everyone in our community needs someone who cares and is willing to step up and help our neighbors when they are in need.
Volunteering allows us to give something back to our community. Today, there are many demands on our time, and firefighting or emergency services require specialized training. There are many reasons not to volunteer. However, if you have a sense of civic pride, if you want to see immediate results of a job well done, if you have the heart and spirit to make your community a better place to live, consider volunteering with the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department. To start the process, just stop by Fire Station One at 10544 Main St. in Roscoe and pick up an application.
Volunteer Fire Fighters: The volunteer fire and emergency medical service is a challenging, exciting, and rewarding experience conveniently condensed into one package. Harem-Roscoe Fire requires new volunteers to attend at least 100 hours of recruit classes to become trained in basic fire and medical operations before he or she can respond on a call.
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE:
THE REWARDS: Some things are worth more than money and stay with you longer such as:
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: How much time does it take to be a volunteer?
A: It varies from week to week, but on the average you'll put in 15 – 20 hours. Many volunteers enjoy putting in more.
Q: What will my training cost? A: It will cost you nothing. Thousands of dollars of valuable career training will be made available to you free of charge.
Q: How long will it be before I can make a genuine contribution?
A: Immediately. And your responsibilities will increase as you gain experience and training.
Q: Will I have any out-of-pocket costs?
A: No. Your uniform and equipment will be provided for free.
IS FIREFIGHTING NOT FOR YOU? You Can Still Volunteer! Harlem-Roscoe Fire sponsor a programs called CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Teams) designed to help out in our community before, during, and after a disaster.