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.
In 2009 Ohio fire departments responded to 48,237 fire-related calls. As this call volume increases, so does the need for volunteer emergency responders. Ohio fire departments currently experience a 20 percent volunteer turnover rate each year due to the same life obligations as anyone else. Recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters is the key issue in Ohio volunteer departments.
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.