Thank you for your interest in the Forest Volunteer Fire Department!

When fire, disaster or medical emergency strikes, you take it for granted that your call for help will be answered. And it will be…but only because there are volunteers who willingly contribute their time and energy to keeping your community safe. These men and women come from every walk of life; they work and live all around you. They share an unselfish, often under appreciated commitment to being there…ready to serve… whenever a crisis occurs. That is truly being a good neighbor.

Are you that kind of neighbor? Are you ready to stand up and do your part when the sirens call? It isn’t a decision to take lightly. It calls for training, hard work and courage. But it can also be the most satisfying and rewarding thing you ever do. If you are interested in an exciting challenge to your community the Forest Volunteer Fire Department is ready for you. 

Here’s what it takes to be a good neighbor...

The basic requirements are simple. Volunteers must be:
· 18 years of age or older.
· In good physical health.
· Of sound moral character.

There are some "givens" too. You should be: 

· Caring and community minded.
· A team player.
· The type of person who enjoys a challenge, who likes to learn and acquire new skills.

 ...and here are the rewards.

Some things are worth more than money and stay with you longer. Things like:

Respect:  From every member of your community.

Accomplishment: Train to be a firefighter or an EMS provider and you’ll develop knowledge and skills few can claim.

Friendship: Some of your strongest social ties you’ll ever make will be with your brother and sister volunteers... people who share your commitment and ideals.



Some frequently asked questions about volunteering…


Q: How much time does it take to be a volunteer?

A: It varies from week to week, but on the average you’ll put in seven or eight hours. Many volunteers enjoy putting in more.


Q: What will my training cost?

A: It will cost you nothing. Thousands of dollars of valuable career training will be made available to you free of charge.


Q: How long will it be before I can make a genuine contribution?

A: Immediately. And your responsibilities will increase as you gain experience and training.


Q: Will I have any out-of-pocket costs other than $5 a year for membership dues?

A: No. Your uniform, equipment – even your annual physical – will be provided for free.


Q: How do I get started?

A: Please stop down to your local firehouse during drill on any Thursday from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM or the second Sunday of the month from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM to meet some of the members and to pick up an application or click here to fill out our online recruitment form so a membership committee member can contact you.

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