About Make Me A Firefighter

Every community needs firefighters — they’re the folks willing to help their community during the greatest times of need. When it comes to volunteer firefighting and emergency response, volunteer numbers have declined and call numbers have tripled, making it hard for fire & rescue departments across the country to protect their communities.

To address this need, the National Volunteer Fire Council launched Make Me a Firefighter, a national recruitment campaign aimed at connecting those rare folks — the fighters — to opportunities to serve their communities in ways that few can. Our goal is to help people across the country — no matter who they are or where they come from — see themselves in these roles, and connect them to everything they need to serve their communities.


The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable resources, training, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more about the NVFC here.