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 Junior Firefighter
becoming an Associate
Training to become a Firefighter
Who Can Volunteer and What do I do?
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 you a meeting with the membership committee. Finally, the department votes on your request to join.
Young people age 16 - 18 who are interested can become junior Firefighters. 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.
Duties and Training
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. Anyone over 18 can get this certification. Training is also available if you want to become an EMT. There are various positions you might aspire to, including Lieutenant Line Officer and Captain. 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. In addition the Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief can lead in the absence of the Captain.
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.