Answer the Call – Volunteer Today
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Firefighter All of your training and equipment to become a responder are paid for by the district. Many pay for or reimburse the cost for emergency medical training. The majority of fire departments in Oregon train to the same high standards Firefighter I. To reach this level takes commitment and the right attitude but your district is there for you to achieve the goals you set for yourself.
Emergency Medical Services You will be trained in CPR, Hazard Materials, medical first response, and many other skills you will need along the path to your new career as an EMS provider.
Support Services You’ll have the opportunity if you chose to learn other valuable skills; grant writing, clerical office assistant, chaplain services, large equipment mechanics or prepare meals for large groups. Whatever your interest there are any number of ways to support your fire districts.
For some, it is a way to give back to their communities. For others, it is a way to move into a paid job in the fire or EMS field. Others see it as a way to make new friends and interact with a group of individuals who are motivated to come together to help one another. It is responding at all hours of the night and day to any number of emergencies. It can be the challenge of learning how to cut a car apart, gain access to a burning home or comfort a family member during their time of grief.
It is something you will never regret doing.
What does it mean to be a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical services (EMS) provider? Everyday dedicated volunteers “Answer the Call” as firefighters, emergency medical responders, water rescue, rope rescue members and support service personnel. Imagine if nobody answered the call neighborhoods would be left in ashes, medical assistance would arrive too late and lives would be lost to our surrounding rivers, lakes and the sea.
The hours you dedicate to this most noble profession depends on you. Many departments are involved in a number of civic and fundraising activities while others are not. Some agencies respond to a thousand of calls per year while others only 250. Each agency allows those interested in specialized skills to respond to those type of calls, medical, water rescue, auto extrication or fire calls. Whatever your talents or interest, “there is a place for you with our agencies. Call or email us for more information.
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