We all have a role in hometown security, and Fire Corps provides opportunities to embrace personal responsibility to be prepared, and at the same time give back to your community by volunteering to support your local fire and emergency departments.
Since September 11th, that need for preparedness has never been greater. With the increasing demands placed on the fire and emergency services, not only in response to the threat of terrorism, but also by the changing demands of communities themselves, it has become increasingly difficult for many departments to provide additional services the community expects while upholding various responsibilities already instated in the department. This is where you and Fire Corps can help.
By volunteering in a Fire Corps program, citizens can perform non-emergency tasks, allowing first responders to focus on necessary training and critical emergency response situations. Fire Corps also creates a connection between fire/EMS departments and the community, providing a vehicle for citizens to find out which departments in their area need help and offering through the Fire Corps program.