Being a volunteer emergency responder is a rewarding experience and an extraordinary way to serve your community. It takes dedication, sacrifice, leadership, and mental/physical stamina.
Over 2 million of Arizona's population is protected by volunteer or combination departments. These departments are mainly in rural or semi-rural areas where residents and structures are spread over a wide range of terrain and territory. In 2009 Arizona added 1,810 new volunteer firefighters to department rosters, but lost 2,250. Arizona needs your help to help shrink this deficit. The volunteer departments in Arizona aim to support, coordinate, develop, promote, and implement a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer emergency responder, please submit a volunteer application form and a representative from your area will contact you about the local volunteer program.