Become a local fire or emergency medical service volunteer and join our extraordinary community of heroes.
With proper training there are no jobs in the fire or emergency medical services that cannot be performed by female volunteers – from operating equipment and driving a truck, to serving as Chief of Department. The fact that more than 6,000 women are currently paid, professional firefighters here in the United States, demonstrates the truth of this statement. An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 more serve as volunteer firefighters. Yes, women can handle the job, and the volunteer services are eager to welcome them into their ranks.
The history of women firefighters in America goes back to the early 1800s, when women served on community bucket brigades. Of course, the demands of becoming a fire or EMS volunteer calls for physical, mental and emotional strength, and the willingness to undergo rigorous training. The time considerations associated with volunteering, and the effects it will have on your family and friends, is important. The rewards are the same, for both men and women, in terms of camaraderie, satisfaction, pride and community recognition.
Are you ready to make that commitment and become amazing? If you are, simply click on the Volunteer Now link to begin the process of becoming a fire or EMS volunteer.