A GUIDE  

TO SELECTING YOUR STATION
 

We’re excited you’re interested in being a Fire Rescue volunteer!

As you begin to gather information about volunteering, there’s a lot to consider. This site will help point you in the right direction when considering where you’d like to volunteer.

TRAVEL TIME/PROXIMITY: Volunteering as a firefighter or emergency medical technician (EMT) is a time-consuming commitment. You should keep in mind the travel time to and from your residence or place of business and your chosen fire or rescue station.

CALL VOLUME: The twelve different stations strategically located throughout the County reflect our different demographics. Some stations support rural communities, other stations support suburban communities and many stations support both. Based on the community served, some stations will receive far more calls in a day than others. As you are researching stations to assess the best fit for you and your professional/personal life, consider the amount of calls you’d like to respond to.

DUTY NIGHTS: Because some stations experience more calls than others, busier stations may require duty nights. This means that volunteers are required to be at the station overnight on a planned, scheduled basis. The goal is to respond more adequately and quickly to community emergencies. Some stations do not require this and allow volunteers to respond from home through a paging system.