Columbus Fire & Rescue is always looking for willing dedicated candidates to become part of our family as a volunteer! Becoming a volunteer has many benefits for yourself as well as our citizens. Of the many opportunities for service in your community, volunteering at the fire department is perhaps one of the most important and most rewarding. It is a great way to get involved, meet new people and learn new things. And it is always a great feeling to know that your efforts have helped another person. There is always something to do around the firehouse and when a call comes in it helps to have as many people available as possible. Some of the ways that you can help include:
Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter
Becoming a Ladies Auxiliary member
Become a Junior Firefighter
How to become a volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 18 that lives or works within the Columbus Township is eligible to volunteer. Just fill out an application at the bottom of the page and we will set up a meeting with the membership committee and yourself. Finally, the department votes on your request to join.
Young people, age 16 - 18, can become junior firefighter. This is an excellent opportunity, with parent's permission, for young people to improve their character and serve their community while gaining skills that will help them throughout their lives. A junior firefighter will be trained to assist with fire calls, wrecks and other incidents. They are not allowed to assist with interior fires or haz-mat calls. Becoming a junior firefighter gives young people a positive outlet for their energy and enthusiasm. When the candidate becomes the age of 18 (due to insurance) the candidate may become a certified firefighter.
What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers will undergo training to fight various types of fire and assist with motor vehicle accidents. To fight interior fires, you must be Firefighter 1 & 2 certified and over the age of 18. Training is also available if you want to become a NC EMT. There are various positions you might aspire to become like a line officer, starting at rank: Lieutenant. These positions call for taking charge of crews and are a great way to improve your leadership skills or put existing leadership abilities to good use.
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to know more, please fill out the form below, give us a call or stop by the station during regular business hours and talk to someone about becoming a member or helping out.
Address: 100 South Peak street, Columbus, NC, 28722
Officer Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm