Here’s what it takes
The basic requirements are simple. Volunteers must be:
17 years of age or older.
In good physical health.
Of sound moral character.
...and here are the rewards.
Some things are worth more than money and stay with you longer. Things like:
Respect: From every member of your community.
Accomplishment: Train to be a firefighter and you’ll develop knowledge and skills few can claim.
Friendship: Some of your strongest social ties you’ll ever make will be with your brother and sister volunteers...people who share your commitment and ideals.
Satisfaction: Nothing beats the sense of fulfillment that comes from doing an important job well while helping your community.
For an application you may call 631-567-9464 and ask for the Chief in charge of membership or you can e-mail TGray@wsfd.com and request an application.
Some frequently asked questions about volunteering
Q: How much time does it take to be a volunteer?
A: It varies from week to week, but on the average you’ll put in seven or eight hours. Many volunteers enjoy putting in more.
Q: What will my training cost?
A: It will cost you nothing. Thousands of dollars of valuable career training will be made available to you free of charge.
Q: How long will it be before I can make a genuine contribution?
A: Immediately. And your responsibilities will increase as you gain experience and training.
Q: Will I have any out-of-pocket costs?
A: No. Your uniform, equipment – even your annual physical – will be provided for free.