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  • how to be a Vol.

    how do I go about becoming a volunteer w/my local VFD., can I be 17 and still do it?
    thanks very much for your time.

  • #2
    Stop by the firehouse.

    Mike DeVuono

    "There are few atheists inside a burning building."

    These are my opinions and not those of my department.


    • #3
      logan -
      It all depends on wether or not they have Jr. firefighters. Mike's right, the best thing you can do is stop by the firehouse...that's how I got into it. You may have to wait till you're 18, but you seem like you've got the desire. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!

      Glenn Ralston
      Bay Ridge Fire-Rescue
      [email protected]


      • #4
        The best advice has already been given. Stop by the firehouse when you see some vehicles outside and just ring the bell. They will be more then happy to give you an application im sure. Good luck, let us know how things work out.


        • #5
          Have to threepeat what has already been said. However, I will add that you could call and find out a convenient time to see someone, and that you should start as soon as possible. Our application process takes almost 6 months from start to finish due to arson background checks, physicals, etc.


          • #6
            well im becomeing a explorer a do wat those guys said but if u know any 1 at the firehouse ask them if the next time they go if u can go wit them thats wat i did

            we fight what you fear


            • #7
              thanks for everbodys help, ill go down there and see...,ill keep you posted.


              • #8
                Good luck Logan, Hope you make it. But if you can't join right now I hope that you stick with it and you will eventually get your chance.


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