H.S.S.P FPD relies upon our dedicated volunteer members, who are willing to commit the time necessary to cover the number of diverse emergency calls we receive. In fact, we are is made up by 100% volunteers. We respond to structure fires, automobile collisions, hazardous materials incidents, wild land fires, fire alarms, medical assists, and public assistance calls. This variety of calls provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of Fire and Emergency Services, while providing a valuable service to the local community.
Volunteer Firefighter Benefits
• Training provided-no experience necessary.
• Turn-out gear provided.
• Access to work-out facilities at the station 1
• Pension and Insurance Benefits including Life Insurance, Workman’s Comp
• Certification classes for Hazardous Material Operations, Firefighter I Certification, and Driver/Engineer Classes. (see below) You will remain probationary until you reach FF 1 State certification and maintain required training hours
• In state training opportunities
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BE A PART OF THIS PROUD TRADITION
You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire. ~ Larry Brown
Being a firefighter is as close as you get to being a modern day soldier in your home country. ~ Tom Dawson
Every firefighter knows that he is always susceptible to tragedy. They go to work every day knowing that they are doing something so positive, that people really respect them and appreciate them. ~ Thomas Von Essen
When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. ~ Edward F. Crocker
All men are created equal, then a few become firemen. ~ Anonymous
We bravely march into the depths of hell to face the fears of many, and extinguish the demons that rage free. ~ Anonymous
I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice. ~ Edward F. Crocker
People are always asking me how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Courage is the answer. ~ Chief Kennedy in Ladder 49
If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out? ~ John Godfrey Saxe
Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned how to put it out. ~ Henry Jackson Vandyke Jr.
The worst thing about being a fireman is not being one at all... Anonymous