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. Harlem-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
• 18 years of age.
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Live within the Fire Protection District boundaries.
• Be in good physical condition.
• Complete department Physical Agility Test
• Not have a criminal back ground.
• Have a good/safe driving history.
• Have sound transportation to respond to all calls in a timely manner.
• Be able to wear department issued PPE including breathing protection (SCBA) while successfully completing routine tasks performed by firefighters in a hazardous situations.
• Be able to deploy ladders (with and without assistance) and work from heights over 10 feet above the ground.
• Be able to operate manual and mechanical devices safely, such as (but not limited to) hand tools, ventilation saws, fans, pumps, electric generators and hydraulic tools.
• Assist Medical staff on EMS calls
• The department holds training weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
THE REWARDSIS 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.
Some things are worth more than money and stay with you longer such as:
• Respect From every member of your community.
• Accomplishment: Train to be a firefighter or an EMS provider and you'll develop knowledge and skills few can claim.
• Friendship: Some of your strongest social ties you'll ever make will be with your brother and sister volunteers...people who share your commitment and ideals.
• Satisfaction: Nothing beats the sense of fulfillment that comes from doing an important job well while helping your community.
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