There are also opportunities to engage with local first-responder agencies on a regular basis through training opportunities and drills through the Fire Corps.
Community members can make a difference for their local fire and EMS department. Fire Corps helps departments build more capacity by connecting them to community volunteers who can assist in a variety of non-emergency roles. The role of the fire/EMS department in the community is an important one, and not just for the provision of emergency services. The fire/EMS department becomes a focal point, a place that becomes a family not only to those who serve in it, but to the citizens around it. A place where children find their heroes, a place that people young and old alike hold in the highest regard. Being such an important part of the community creates an interest and willingness of community members to give of their time to help the department grow and meet its mission: to serve those around it.
Explore the Fire Corps website to learn more about Fire Corps, set up a Fire Corps program, find existing programs, and read about how community members and departments nationwide are benefiting from Fire Corps.