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    Question volunteer firefighter

    I want to become a volunteer firefighter. I am currently studying for a degree in fire science. how and what is the best way to go about becoming a volunteer firefighter?

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    First, I'm assuming the area you live in is covered by a volunteer department. That would be an important consideration...

    Most volunteer departments (at least the ones I know of) have some kind of regularly scheduled drill or meeting night. Most also would not mind if you just walked in one night and introduced yourself. That's how we get most of our members.

    If you're having trouble catching them at a time they're at the station, check the local phone directory and give them a call....you may have to leave a message.

    Even better, if you know someone who is a member, ask if you can go along with him to a meeting or drill....I'm sure he'd be glad to introduce you.

    Depending on the department, you may or may not have to have some prior training or experience to join, but usually not. They'll explain to you the requirements for membership, what kind of training you are expected to attend, that kind of thing.

    Go ahead and take that first step....walk in and say hi!
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    C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    First thing I would recommend you do is call down to the fire department, depending on if they have personnel there or not, and ask if they are hiring and if they are go grab an application and apply. The app. will probably tell you what qualifications you need, if any. Or if they do not have staff around I agree with dmleblanc, just drop in on a drill night, introduce yourself and ask the steps you have to take to become a member.

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    Smile thanks

    thank you for the info. i might take the walk in approch. THanks again.

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    Bringing some cookies or something couldn't hurt either....
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream and I hope you don't find this too crazy is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    definetely food we love that.

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    Look up state dept of personnell and take the civil service exam for firefighter

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    I didn't know you had to take the civil service exam to be a volunteer.
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