Recruitment

Clicking this area of our website is the first step toward a rewarding and gratifying position as a member of the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company. The purpose of the following information is to aid you in making one of the most important decisions you will ever face: whether or not to become a volunteer firefighter. The organization asks a lot from its members, but the organization gives a lot to its members in return.

Types of Membership & Requirements:

Probationary Member-  Applications will be accepted from any person 16 years of age or older. You must reside within the Parsonsburg Vol. Fire Company’s fire protection district or one of our mutual aid areas. After one                                       year of successful probation, you will be voted on for Active Member Status.

Auxiliary member-  Applications will be accepted from any person 16 years of age or older. Each Auxiliary applicant will meet with the Auxiliary President and review membership requirements.

Junior Firefighter / Cadet- Individuals between the ages of 14 and 15 are invited to join our cadet corps. A separate application packet is necessary.  To obtain this application, e-mail: [email protected] 

 

THE DEMANDS

Firefighting is an ultra-hazardous, unavoidably dangerous undertaking. However, today’s firefighter is no longer simply called to extinguish fires. Today’s firefighter is charged with mitigating a multitude of emergencies. Examples of these types of emergencies include, but are not limited to:
 Hazardous Materials Incidents
 Confined Space Rescue
 High Angle Rescue
 Water Related Incidents
 Motor Vehicle Entrapment Rescue
 Assisting Emergency Medical Crews
 Machinery Rescue

These calls are in addition to the numerous hours spent in regular business meetings, committee meetings, company drills, in station stand-bys, advanced training, and performing collateral duties. The position of a volunteer firefighter in today’s world of ever-increasing societal demands requires discipline and sacrifice. While your family is fast asleep at three o’clock in morning, you may be crawling the floors of a smoky house that is on fire. While your friends are out celebrating a birthday or anniversary you may be helping a person who is having a massive heart attack. Emergencies know no holiday. Nor do they show preference to time of day, weather, or personal plans. In short, you may be called to action at any time, and being a member of a volunteer fire company, who is going to answer the call if you do not?

 

THE REWARDS

While much is asked of you and your valuable time, many benefits are bestowed upon you for those sacrifices. A list of benefits follows:

Financial

  • Uniforms
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP)
  • Tax forms to report volunteer-related tax information
  • Point System based upon performance – state tax deduction

Recognition

  • Social functions
  • Annual awards banquet
  • Certificates and plaques
  • Pins denoting years of service
  • Personal / Professional references
  • Letters of appreciation and recommendation

Personal Improvement

  • Free training
  • Personal advancement
  • Employment experience
  • Leadership development
  • Access to information about job openings

Intangibles

  • Nice people
  • Camaraderie
  • Casual Dress
  • Meet new people
  • Sense of belonging
  • Motivated leadership
  • High quality members
  • Help serve the community 

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Showers
  • Sleeping
  • Great apparatus
  • Excellent equipment
  • Computer / Internet access
  • Place to wash personal vehicles
  • Use of facilities for personal events- reduced fee

We are confident that the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company will take you places you never thought possible, and help you discover values within yourself that you never knew existed.


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