Seven out of ten firefighters and emergency responders are volunteers. If you have the heart to serve your community, you have everything we need.

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Every community needs firefighters — they're the folks willing to help their neighbors in their greatest times of need. But did you know that the majority of firefighters in the U.S. are volunteers? These volunteers serve in a variety of ways, from fighting fires and responding to medical emergencies to assisting during natural disasters and conducting fire prevention education. Volunteering with a fire or EMS department is an impactful and rewarding way to give back to the community and make a difference.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) launched the Make Me a Firefighter campaign to make it easier for prospective volunteers to learn about available opportunities and connect with their local fire/EMS department. We also provide tools and resources to departments to help them better engage with the community and recruit volunteers.

Our goal is to help people across the country — no matter where they come from — see themselves in these roles and take the step to volunteer. Whether as a firefighter, EMS provider, or a support member of the department, you can make a difference where it is needed most. You'll also learn new skills, meet new people, and become part of the fire service family. Learn more here.

Don't See an Opportunity Near You?

If you want to serve your community as a fire service volunteer but don't see the right opportunity currently listed, use the form below to sign up for our email list. We'll send you notifications of new opportunities in your area. You can unsubscribe at any time. You can also contact your state fire association.