Fire Corps: Information For Prospective Volunteers

We are so glad that you are interested in volunteering for your local fire or EMS department! As a Fire Corps volunteer, you can expect to assist your department in a non-emergency role. The activities you will participate in provide critical support to the department and enable emergency responders to focus on operational duties and training.

Specific activities vary depending on the department, but the list below should give you an idea of the types of opportunities that may be available:

  • Teaching fire safety to children
  • Conducting home safety checks
  • Installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers in area homes
  • Maintaining the department’s web site
  • Managing the department’s social media
  • Distributing preparedness materials to residents in your community
  • Providing hydration and refreshments to first responders during long incidents
  • Wildfire mitigation
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • And so much more! Check out this list of potential activity ideas for Fire Corps volunteers.

To find a volunteer opportunity in your area, click here and select “Fire Corps” under Search Now. If you do not find any opportunities near your zip code, try searching “Community Education,” “Department Support,” “Fundraising,” and/or “Other” to locate a non-operational volunteer opportunity.

If you are completely new to the fire and emergency service field, you may want to check out our cheat sheet of Fire and Emergency Service Terminology . It’s not necessary to know the lingo in advance, but it might make you more comfortable in your new environment.

If you have questions about becoming a Fire Corps volunteer, check out our FAQs.