Q. How can I help if I don’t want to fight fires?
A. There are plenty of ways to help your local fire station even if you don’t want to fight fires. It takes more than firefighters to run a fire station. They need people to help with fundraising, fire safety education, maintenance, accounting, clerical support, human resources, grant writing and web development. If you have a skill or specialty, your local fire station can find a way to use it.
Q. Will I get paid?
A. Participation with a Bucks County fire department is on a 100 percent volunteer basis.
However, there a number of benefits that come along with volunteering at your local fire department. Some departments offer free gym memberships, community discounts, etc. Plus, as a volunteer associate, you provide support to the volunteers who are on the front lines of ensuring the safety of your community.
Q. How much time is required of me as a volunteer?
A. As much as you can give. There are many positions that need to be filled in our stations, and all tasks are equally important and contribute to the safety and well-being of the community. As the saying goes, “every little bit helps.”
Q. How can I find out more?
A. Fill out the inquiry form on this website and check off the Volunteer Associate box. Your name and address information will be furnished to the fire station in proximity to you. They will call you directly to discuss volunteer opportunities.