I am interested in working with emergency civil services. Almost finish with college with a major that is towards law enforcement. Was looking into volunteering for a fire department has a way to begin being involved with emergency civil services. Worried that won’t be able to be as committed to the department with finishing up school. Will have to check with volunteer departments in the area, but how does scheduling usually go? Thanks for the feedback.
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11-16-2009, 10:38 AM #1
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Looking to volunteer at a local fire department…
11-16-2009, 02:14 PM #2
What area are you looking at???Respectfully,
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11-16-2009, 02:30 PM #3
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- Dec 2001
- Lusby, MD
You will find that there are almost as many ways that Volunteer departments schedule and their minimum requirements as there are volunteer departments.
Most should be willing and able to work with your schedule. Since volunteers are scarce, they should be willing to work with you, within reason.
As far as being able to make the required committment. Be sure to find out what the minimum participation and training standards are for that department. If you have issues or questions, be sure to be up front with them and let them know.
What area are you in? That may determine what volunteer options you have.
11-26-2009, 08:48 AM #4
We are always looking for new members. I hope you find a department in your area Our biggest problem is distance from the station. We need people closer because if you're WAY out then you'll never make a truck and won't gain experience.
We work with people's schedules but we also have a timeframe to get the required training done. Thjere is always someone there to help you through it all.
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