What’s it like to volunteer in the fire service?
Being a volunteer firefighter is one of the most challenging and one of the most gratifying volunteer services. You will be trained to cope with situations which range from alarm activations to home fires. Once you have been properly trained, your skills may be needed at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, and in all types of weather. As volunteer firefighters in our community we are here for two basic reasons—fire prevention and fire suppression. These are achieved through education, training, pre-incident planning, and more training. This opportunity is not for everyone. You need more than the desire to help people. You need to be trustworthy, respectful, enthusiastic, and have the willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. You must have the time for emergency calls, training, and meetings. The personal rewards of being an East Greenwich Township Firefighter are broad. You may feel a great sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, feel compassion for helping a property owner, or feel fulfillment in teaching fire safety. The bottom line is that we are prepared for one reason, and that is to provide a life-saving service to our community.
Safety is our #1 priority
East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue is Professionally Staffed by Volunteers
A East Greenwich Township Firefighter is someone who embodies these principles:
- Ability to Take Direction and Perform as a Team Player
- Creative Problem Solving
- Good Communications Skills
- Personal Accountability
- Take Initiative
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Junior Firefighter (ages 15-17)
Works and trains along fellow firefighters.
Firefighter (ages 18+)
Provides everything from Exterior Scene Support Services, Interior Search and Rescue, Initial Attack, Salvage and Overhaul to Auto Extrication and Basic Medical Support Services
For anyone wishing to find out more about firefighting or wants to become a volunteer firefighter, please contact us at 856-423-6916 or email Deputy Chief Eli Hall DeputyChief@District19.org
Fire Department Meeting Night, First Tuesday of the Month 1900hrs at the Cohawkin Road Station.