BECOMING A USFDRC: FIRE CORPS RESERVIST 

The US FDRC: Fire Corps mission is to focuses on unique areas of non-emergency support that are critical to local Fire Department's mission. Fire Corps provides an exciting opportunity for our citizens to be part of our mission by providing non-emergency assistance to their local Fire Departments.  Become a Fire Corps member, so we can start putting your good skills to use!

Fire Corps is a nationwide partner program of Citizen Corps. It is designed to provide citizen advocates with a mechanism to support their local Fire Department through a donation of their time and talents. By working together, Fire Corps provides a well-rounded approach to supporting our community’s emergency fire/EMS services.

Fire Corps is not a volunteer firefighter program. Instead, it is variety of important and creative projects in which almost anyone can actively participate.

 

Citizens in the State of Florida interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to apply.

 

For out of State of Florida, please call the National Volunteer Fire Council at 202-887-4809.

 

Fire Corps is always accepting applications and holds training academies twice per year. All volunteer applicants must meet the following requirements:

 

1) Be a U.S. Citizen or Resident,

2) Be at least 18 years old,

3) Pass a background check,

4) Complete Fire Corps training academy and

5) Participate in a combination of four events and twenty hours of volunteer time.

 

The US FDRC Fire Corps Objectives are:

  • Assist Local Fire Departments with promoting community risk reduction.
  • Create a high visibility, public presence in your local community.
  • Improve the quality of life in our community through fire and life safety awareness education.
  • Foster cooperation between citizens of local fire departments.
  • Educate the citizens in community risk reduction and increase fire and life safety awareness.
  • Help Local Fire Departments staff be more effective and productive
  • Make a difference in our community
  • Enhance existing fire prevention programs

 

US FDRC: Fire Corps Opportunities:

  • Administrative
  • Public education
  • Bookkeeping
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Incident reporting/data management
  • Web/IT support
  • Firefighter rehab/canteen services
  • Wildland/urban interface
  • Special events
  • Bilingual assistance
  • Station/Equipment maintenance
  • Public/Media relations

 

What skills do I need to do to become a Fire Corps volunteer?

  • Enjoying making a difference in your community
  • Dependable
  • Energetic
  • Ability to positively influence children, adults and seniors.

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Additional Training

The Fire Corps Academy is a series of training sessions and resources designed for Fire Corps volunteers who wish to start and/or participate in a Fire Corps program.

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