We are looking for a few good volunteers...
If you desire to help your community and consider respect and appreciation reward enough for the job you do, then the volunteer members of Palm Coast Volunteer Fire, Inc., would appreciate any time you could give them. Preliminary applications for membership are available at the Main Fire Station located at 1250 Belle Terre Parkway. Complete the application and deposit it in the volunteer office.
Why be a Volunteer Firefighter?
Being a volunteer firefighter offers rewards few other jobs can match. Few jobs offer the opportunity to save a life, but as a volunteer firefighter you could be called upon to do it in a moment's notice. The Palm Coast volunteer Fire, Inc., a not for profit membership corporation, was charted by the State of Florida in 1993. It holds a Federal 501-C-3 tax exempt status. It was established to provide Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters with an identity, leadership, volunteer representation, training and fund raising capabilities. The men and women who volunteer share a common interest, the desire to help others in need. The Volunteer Firefighters are paged out by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office in order to back up the career firefighters. Their duties include relieving career firefighters on hose lines, stretching attack lines or supply lines, search, rescue ventilation and support services and also fighting brush fires, assisting at auto accidents, and mutual aid support to other County and City fire departments. They provide stand-by coverage for the City while the career firefighters are out on calls, thus being first responders to the next emergency call.
Volunteer fire fighters of Palm Coast provide the community with fire protection, without the costs association with a full time, fully paid fire department. There is a growing need for additional volunteer firefighters due to the steady growth in population and building construction in our community and with the anticipated increase in the number of emergency calls.
To ensure the future of low cost fire service and proper manning levels for fire suppression, the volunteer men and women who serve with Palm Coast Volunteer Fire, Inc., are asking you to become a Volunteer.
Because their job is so important, volunteer firefighters in Palm Coast are trained and equipped at no cost to the volunteer. Each potential volunteer firefighter must undergo in-house training in addition to certified fire and rescue training, as a probationary active member. Additional training in both fire and emergency medical services is provided as courses become available. Upon completion of training probationary members are fully equipped with protective firefighting gear and alerting pagers.
If you desire to help your community and consider respect and appreciation reward enough for the job you do, then the volunteer members of Palm Coast Volunteer Fire, Inc., would appreciate any time you could give them. Complete the online application and we'll be in touch with you shortly.