In recent years it has become more and more difficult for Volunteer Fire Departments to recruit new volunteers. As a result, many departments are woefully understaffed. Being part of a volunteer fire department can be a deeply enriching experience. Over 75% of current volunteers say they have met their closest friends volunteering for the fire department, and that being a part of the department was like being in a big family.
Adhering to a strict guideline of moral and ethical principles, volunteers are known for their compassion and kindness.
Helping others is something that takes you beyond doing things for yourself and makes the world a better place.
When you dedicate your time to helping others, your entire perspective begins to change.