How to Join

It's a Big Pair of Boots to Fill...bunker boots

Volunteer firefighters are trained to work under the direction of company officers to perform rescue, fire extinguishment, ventilation, salvage, overhaul, extrication and medical-aid duties. More specifically, job functions and responsibilities include:

  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Working as part of a team at emergencies
  • Having or obtaining a thorough knowledge of all tools and equipment in use by the fire department
  • Assisting in maintaining all tools and equipment in use by the fire department
  • Actively taking part in the general care and maintenance of the fire station
  • Participating in required training sessions
  • Abiding by the policies and procedures of the fire department
  • Becoming familiar with the streets and general conditions of the district
  • Maintaining all department-issued equipment
  • Carrying out orders of superior officers
  • Being willing and able to work in hazardous situations
  • Following safety procedures and regulations

...But the Rewards Make it All Worthwhile!volunteerfirefighter

Everyone has their own personal reasons for wanting to become a volunteer firefighter. Some are driven by a longstanding family tradition, while others are seeking to forge their own personal tradition of community service. Whatever the motivating factor, there are many rewards and incentives, the greatest of which is a sense of belonging to a brotherhood/sisterhood that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Other rewards include:

  • Ongoing challenge and excitement
  • Meeting new people who share a common interest
  • Basic training
  • Gaining new job skills
  • Insurance and retirement benefits
  • Flexible time schedules
  • Up to $1,000 tax allotment
  • Opportunities to earn part-time pay
  • General feeling of satisfaction from helping others

Why Wait to Join?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, click here to download a preliminary application which you can print and mail to the fire department you would like to serve, as listed on the application. A representative of the department will contact you to further discuss your qualifications, answer any questions you may have and arrange for you to complete the application process.

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439 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082

(860) 745-2946


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