Some fire departments in Guilford County offer a program for those younger than 18 who are interested in volunteering with the Fire Department, while others offer volunteer opportunities once you turn 18. If you are interested in finding out more about a volunteer department near you please fill out a Firefighter Interest Form.
The Fire Department is an organization dedicated to the service of others. Fire departments all across Guilford County are dedicated to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens they are sworn to protect by means of Fire Suppression, Medical Response, and Rescue. They answer calls for a wide array of incidents including structural fires, woods fires, hazardous materials incidents, confined space rescues, auto accidents, water rescues, and medical emergencies. The fire departments in Guilford County are also committed to teaching the public about fire safety through the use of Fire Prevention Education.
The training provided by each fire department may vary. Some departments have in-house training which can be completed at the fire station. Other departments may choose to send a volunteer to classes if he/she chooses to receive certifications in Firefighting. Most departments hold a weekly training night at their respective department where the volunteer can learn and practice skills needed for Fire Suppression, Medical Emergencies, and Rescue Situations.
The benefits offered by the fire departments in Guilford County vary by department. A department near you may or may not offer the following benefits:
Additional benefits that may be offered at some departments include Paid-on-Call training and responses, and incentives to mark years of service in the department. Be sure to check with your local department to see what benefits are offered.
For more information about becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, please complete a
To submit an application to become a Volunteer Firefighter, please complete a