Volunteering in the fire department is a unique experience that can be as rewarding and educational as you choose to make it. Motivation, dedication, and professionalism are qualities that successful volunteers must possess. Members of the Berwyn Heights VFD not only possess these qualities but are continuously seeking to further their knowledge and skills as well.
Once a member has attained specific levels of training and experience, they are eligible to participate in any and all of the duties and functions of a Firefighter/EMT. Some of the general duties that one could expect to perform as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT include:
- Fire suppression
- Rescue of victims trapped by fire or motor vehicle accident
- Treatment and transport of victims experiencing medical or traumatic emergencies
- Driving and maintaining emergency vehicles
- Providing various public assistance, inspection, investigation and educational services
Volunteers also have the opportunity to serve in many field and administrative positions within the department including line officer, chief or president.
Station staffing is maintained 24 hours a day because there is no “home response.” There are 20 bunks available for members while providing overnight staffing.
Whether you are looking for firefighting, EMT, live-in or administrative position, we have opportunities available for you. Volunteering in such a highly urban area is truly a unique experience, and the environment at Berwyn Heights makes it friendly, exciting and educational.