Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Indiana Fire Association. The Indiana Fire Association is a 100% volunteer organization. As such, we are always looking for individuals to join our ranks. Below is some information that we believe may be of use to persons considering membership. For an application, please stop by the firehouse anytime, call the firehouse at 724-465-2024 or simply print it from here.
FIRE FIGHTING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT VOLUNTEERING CAN BE
There is plenty of opportunity to serve your community through the volunteer fire service, and much of it has nothing to do with fire fighting.
The fire service is one of the most challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the fire service. This business is not for everyone however. You need more than just desire to help people. You need courage, dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer emergency service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when helping a child, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety.
If you are looking for a change of pace or excitement in your life, the world of emergency services is for you. If this action-filled lifestyle does not appeal to you, have no fear, there is plenty more that can be done in emergency services that does not include running into burning buildings or other emergency situations.
We have various committees within the company, all of which you will be welcomed to join. Running and maintaining a company of our size is time consuming and at times, costly, so the volunteering of your time is something we value. Just the maintenance of the building and grounds alone runs into quite a challenge. We must also maintain all the equipment, as well as tending to, memorial services, member activities, parades, fire prevention, grant research and a full menu of things that need to be done by the volunteers.