Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company Wants You !!!!!
Are you the type of person who feels a need to help those in need? Do you put the needs of your family, friends, and community before your own? Are you a person with the dedication, commitment, and drive to do something great? Do you want to do more for your community but are not sure where to start? Do you want to push yourself, challenge yourself to do something meaningful and make a difference in people's lives?
If your answer is yes to these questions than you may just be the type of person the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company is looking for.
Joining the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company will give you the opportunity to become a team player. You will be not just a member of a vital community organization but a member of a family. A family that learns valuable skills, that will help save lives and property. You will feel the pride, honor, and satisfaction in making a difference in the lives of your family, friends, and neighbors. Come join our family. We are made up of family, friends, and neighbors who care about you, your family and your home.
Think you cannot do it? Think you do not have the time? No way!
Many of our members work full time jobs or attend school, or have a family with young children.Here are some questions commonly asked about volunteering.
Q. What are the qualifications?
A. You need to be at least 18 years old.
You must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
You must reside within the District boundaries of the fire company.
Both male and females are eligible.
Q.) How much time will volunteering take up?
A.) You will be required to attend 12 drills per year (approx. 1 per month) each is about 3 hours in length. These are generally offered on Monday nights or Sunday mornings. Also, you will have to attend 6 of the 12 business meetings. (Held on the first Monday of each month) and attend 2 of 4 scheduled work details.
Each year you will be required to make 20% of the total calls for that year. ECVFC responds approx. 700 to 800 calls per year so you would have to make approx. 140 to 160 calls.
You will have to attend a state required firefighting class. This class is offered at various times and scheduled thru out the year.
Q.) It still sounds like a lot of time away from my family!
A.) There are many activities and outings that are available to the firefighters and their families. These include our Annual awards and installation dinner, family Christmas parties, family picnics and firemen’s day at the fair. There are also softball and bowling teams.
Q.) What is in it for me?
There are many benefits of being a volunteer fire fighter. Aside from learning valuable lifesaving skills, you will earn service award points. These points qualify you for a monetary length of service payment, based on years of service.
Q.) How do I join?
A. There are a few ways to get an application. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 691-7439 ext 1101 and leave us your name and number and we will contact you.
B. You can also visit us on Monday nights at 7pm, at Fire Station No.1, 45 S. Ellicott Creek Rd. to pick up an application, and while you’re there stick around to see firsthand what we do.