Pershing Twp Vol Fire Dept
4696 W Columbus Pike
Freetown, IN 47235
Hazardous Material and Firefighter training provided at no cost.
Volunteer Firefighter Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of a Volunteer Firefighter are to assist people in distress, rescue fire victims and extinguish fires as quickly as possible. To accomplish these goals, a Volunteer Firefighter must perform a wide range of tasks. Primary duties may include:
Inspection of Equipment
Communities rely on Volunteer Firefighters to inspect and maintain fire trucks, ladders, hoses and other fire-fighting equipment. Volunteer Firefighters regularly inspect their equipment for cracks, leaks, holes and other signs of damage. If a piece of equipment is damaged beyond repair, the Volunteer Firefighter submits a request for a replacement.
Administer First Aid
In addition to fighting fires, Volunteer Firefighters also respond to auto accidents and other emergencies. When responding to a fire or accident scene, a Volunteer Firefighter may have to administer CPR or perform other first-aid procedures. With special training, a Volunteer Firefighter may also perform basic life-support procedures.
A Volunteer Firefighter uses a variety of techniques to control and extinguish fires. Volunteer Firefighters use ladders, hydrants, hoses, fire extinguishers, and other tools to prevent fires from spreading. In some cases, a Volunteer Firefighter may have to enter a burning building to put out the flames or rescue fire victims.
Drive Emergency Vehicles
Volunteer Firefighters with the proper training may be called upon to drive fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. Some Volunteer Firefighters use their own vehicles to respond to fires and accident scenes.
Volunteer Firefighters help determine the cause of each fire they extinguish. If a fire is the result of arson, a Volunteer Firefighter may be called to testify against the perpetrator in court.
Volunteer Category: Firefighter, EMT
Operating, monitoring and maintaining fire-fighting equipment, such as hoses, extinguishers and personal protective equipment
Providing basic medical attention to fire and accident victims
Rescuing people from dangerous situations
Preparing accident reports
Training new Volunteer Firefighters to perform their duties in a safe manner
Administering basic life support
Rescuing accident victims in wet, icy conditions