United Communities Volunteer Fire Department Recruiting New Members
The United Communities Volunteer Fire Department is seeking new members to join the Fire Department in Fire, EMS, Administrative, or Auxiliary positions. Volunteers are needed with various types of knowledge, skills and abilities. Fire Departments need the services of volunteers with experience in public safety, mechanics, construction, computers, business, accounting, medicine, administration, event planning, and fundraising.
There are numerous benefits to becoming a volunteer for your local Fire Department: Free training for Fire / EMS personnel, County-wide length of service program, State tax deductions, Home buying assistance, as well as the personal satisfaction of serving the community and fellowship with Department members.
Last year, UCVFD was awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters at UCVFD as well as all Fire Departments all over Queen Anne’s County.
Research and data has shown that staffing issues in volunteer Fire Departments are consistently the number one issue facing all Departments in Queen Anne’s County and throughout the United States. Since Queen Anne’s County is serviced by volunteer Fire Departments, it is critical to bolster and maintain volunteer personnel to continue to adequately protect County residents and visitors.
Of the nearly 1.2 million Firefighters across the country, 72% are volunteers. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association, the number of volunteer Firefighters has declined by 8% over the past two decades. Events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and others have emphasized the importance of our nation’s emergency services. Today, Firefighters and EMS personnel are tasked with doing more than ever before. It is imperative for departments to continually strive to retain and recruit volunteer Fire/EMS personnel as well as non-emergency volunteers, to support them, to ensure the safety and security of our communities.
Volunteer today and receive hands-on training that will advance career skills and make a positive impact on the lives in the Queen Anne’s County community. To learn more about the UCVFD or any other Fire Department within Queen Anne’s County contact Kate Tomanelli, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at (443)249-3144 or email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Serve | Support | Respond.
To download an application for membership, click on the link below. You can fill out the application, save it to your computer, and email it back to email@example.com, or print it and give to UCVFD member at the fire station. You can also contact one of the division Chiefs on our contact page.
CLICK HERE to download our company application