I Am a Volunteer Firefighter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    It's Given Me A Great Sense Of Purpose

    I've been on a VFD for just over a year and a half now and I hope I can stay for the rest of my life . WTVFD is a low volume service in a mostly seasonal resort area but we still get our share of calls . My pager never leaves my side , bunker gear always in my pickup along the...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    Sep 8, 2011

    A Jr. Volunteer firefighter

    that is! I really didn't ever care about the fire department even though I grew up there, I treated those firefighters wrong... until they made me put gear and made me experience myself just a little of what they do and that changed me. I went to training for two years not even...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2014

    I love what we do, the feeling of utter

    adrenaline when that pager goes berserk. Nothing beats a super intense grass or house fire. Knowing ur brothers have ur back, 2 in 2 out. As long as there be fireies everyone will be safe
    astraphobicaussie astraphobicaussie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    Bad day yesterday. We got a call

    for fire department assist on a full cardiac arrest. We got there and CPR was already started we were there for at least 10 minutes before loading him in the ambulance. It was obvious he was already gone by the color of his face. It was one of the fd members cousin and we found...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Jul 12, 2014

    We Need More Volunteers

    I have been in the fire service for almost ten years now, I have seen a huge drop in volunteerism in that time. I feel that schools should be teaching our children the importance of volunteering. Most small town throughout the country could not afford to pay folks to be...
    Vsetser Vsetser
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

    This is a great video

    but the end got me very choked up. http://youtu.be/BOrYIFbHeyI
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    I've been a volunteer fire fighter

    for 5 years. I'm 22. Ive been though a lot of bad calls before I was 20. My first call was when I was 17. Page went out for a PI accident with entrapment. While enroute state police said over the radio possible 1 doa. Iwe pulled up. A group of college kids. All of them 22. The...
    Firefighter1458 Firefighter1458
    Mar 8, 2015

    My Fire Dept Experience

    I started in 1964 in a dept. in Pennsylvania, later worked for Federal Gov in DC and joined a dept in Prince George County MD, now belonfg to 2 fire depts. in NJ one since 1966 and the other since 1971. Junior S
    JuniorS JuniorS
    Apr 11, 2009

    I have been a vff for 3 years

    now just got certified last year and I am on suspension till I get my drivers license
    craypantherfan craypantherfan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 23, 2016

    My Company Was Co 9.

    I was in darlington vol fire co but when. I turn 16 I'm going to whiteford vol fire co
    Omegawolf11 Omegawolf11
    18-21, M
    Jul 24, 2012

    Not in my part of town

    but just wanted to share this with everyone. We see lots of sad stuff but when there is a fatality it's worse. This was a fatality.
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    Aced all my training

    and exams. So Stoked
    Natasha0315 Natasha0315
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2014
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