Long Green Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new recruits for a variety of positions within the firehouse. Being an active firefighter is not your only option – we need help help with the administrative tasks of running a fire station as well!
Long Green is also proud to offer a cadet program targeted toward younger children. The cadet program is intended to introduce children to the different aspects of firefighting, as well as serve as a learning experience and a fun activity. Please click here for more information.
What kind of commitment is required to become a volunteer firefighter?
- In the true spirit of “volunteerism” no member receives compensation.
- To ensure utmost safety of our personnel, members receive considerable training before they are allowed to participate on an emergency incident. The training, which comes from the State of Maryland, the Baltimore County Fire Department and the Long Green Volunteer Fire Company, is provided at no cost to the member.
- We ask for participation in company meetings and work nights to make sure our administrative and suppression responsibilities are kept at high standards. However, we also understand the complexities of today’s family responsibilities and appreciate any time an individual can give.
Why would anyone want to do this job?
First of all, it is extremely rewarding to participate in a successful revival of a cardiac arrest patient or the rescuing of a trapped driver from a damaged vehicle. As a volunteer firefighter, you get a chance to help someone and, sometimes, even save someone’s life – things that both make the world a better place and make you feel more accomplished.
Secondly, the spirit of camaraderie that exists in a volunteer fire company is unlike that found in any organization. Why, you may ask? Because in the heat of “fire combat” we know that if someone gets into trouble, our fellow members are going to be there for us.
Plus, if you are young and still building out your resume, a volunteer firefighter is a great title to mention. It says that you are disciplined, responsible, can show initiative and are willing to commit – qualities every employer will appreciate.
Get in touch!
If you are interested in joining Long Green, or simply want to find out more about what we have to offer, please contact us about the application process, or more specific details on an individual program.