Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Importance of Volunteer Fire and EMS Agencies

Departments across the country are finding it more and more difficult to recruit volunteer firefighters and EMS providers, and yet volunteers continue to be the backbone of our nation’s fire service. This article for Fire Engineering by NVFC Chair Steve Hirsch looks at how the phrase “Neighbors helping neighbors in their time of need” both sums up why volunteers in the fire and emergency medical services are needed so badly and epitomizes the type of message we need to get out to prospective volunteers. Read article.