The fire and rescue service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires men and women to enter the service, both as volunteers and as career employees. Imagine having to train to prepare yourself to cope with situations ranging from building fires to childbirth, to hazardous materials spills, to heart attacks, and to almost any imaginable emergency situation in between. Couple this with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of the day, seven days a week, in any kind of weather and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances, and it is evident that our profession is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding. However, with the right mindset and the support of loved ones, it is also one of the most personally rewarding jobs in existence.
We are here for two basic purposes. First, is to attempt to prevent fires or medical emergencies from happening whenever and wherever possible. We accomplish this daunting task through fire prevention, health maintenance educations, inspections, engineering, fire safety education, and code enforcement programs. Secondly, we are here to prepare ourselves to control fire or medical emergencies should prevention fail. This is done through training, pre-incident planning, more training, state-of-the-art equipment, and still more training. We are a paramilitary organization working in a “hurry-up-and-wait” environment. This business is not for everyone; you will need more than just a desire to help people. You also need courage and dedication, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The bottom line is that our successes are measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and property damage we have prevented and/or reduced. We are here and prepared for one reason: to provide service to the people of our community. If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to join us.
Would you like to serve your community and volunteer with the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department? There are many ways in which you can help.
Please use the form below or call our non-emergency phone number: 410-758-6552