Volunteering serves your community. We are your neighbors. We are 100% volunteer.
Your help is needed.
What if there was an emergency and nobody was available to respond?
There is an urgent need for more fire fighters.
When an emergency hits, we need responders. Having more volunteers ready for emergencies as a result decreases the community’s risk that too many responders are at work, out of town, or just not available. However, the amount of time you commit is your call.
Yow will be trained in accordance with the State Fire Academy requirements established by the State Fire Commissioner, the recognized standard for professional, paid fire fighters. Consequently, the community gets a high of level of protection, and it likewise ensures our fire fighters’ safety.
We need rescue technicians.
We are a mobile society. In addition to our local roads, MTVFD is part of the emergency response team for the Marshall Township section of Interstate 79 and for part of the PA Turnpike. As a result, four out of every 10 calls are for an accident – not a fire.
An all-volunteer department also requires people to:
- Promote fire prevention
- Teach fire safety in schools
- Manage finances
- Develop web sites and newsletters
- Assist with public relations
- Help with grant writing and fundraising
- Provide administrative support
- Maintain facilities and apparatus
Membership diversity is welcomed.
There are roles for both young and old, male and female. You must be over 16 years of age. All members must attend a minimum number of meetings each year. Furthermore, you are expected to serve on one or more committees and assist in keeping the stations clean.