Specific requirements may differ between agencies, but in general you should be:
Whether you volunteer to fight fires or provide emergency medical services, you will be making a commitment of time usually about five to six hours a week. In addition to going out on calls, you will spend time training, attending meetings, maintaining equipment, and a variety of other duties.
The men and women of the Nassau County Fire Service have said from experience that successful volunteers are usually caring people who are concerned about their community and enjoy working as part of a team.
Volunteering requires you to devote time to learning and maintaining skills. All your training will be provided and, once your training is complete, you will be expertly prepared to respond professionally as part of your community's first line of defense in times of crisis.
There are many other ways to volunteer as well. Administrators, dispatchers, fire police who direct traffic, service personnel to provide comfort and support at the scene-these are just a few of the many opportunities that exist for adult volunteers of any age.