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It’s Arson Awareness Week, and the National Volunteer Fire Council has joined with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and its partners to raise awareness about arson and how to stop serial arsonists. The theme this year is Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson.  more

Save the Date for the Regional Fire Corps Conference - July 29

Fire Corps is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Regional Fire Corps Conference on July 29 in Arlington, TX.

Purpose: This event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, participate in training, and learn valuable information to help departments and agencies enhance their Fire Corps programs.

Who should attend: The conference is open to all Fire Corps program managers, Fire Corps volunteers, Fire Corps State Advocates, and Citizen Corps representatives. Those in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the surrounding region are encouraged to attend. Attendance is limited to 100.

Date: Friday, July 29, 2011

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT


North Central Texas Council of Governments
Centerpoint Two
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Additional information about how to register and travel details will be available soon on the Fire Corps web site at

Updated 5/3/11


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Fire Corps is a locally-driven program that enables community members to offer their time and talents to their local fire/EMS department in a non-emergency role.

Fire Corps members support fire and EMS departments by performing non-emergency tasks, enabling department members to focus on emergency response and training.  There are many ways community members can contribute to their local department, including, but not limited to:

  • Fire prevention and safety education
  • Rehab or canteen services
  • Fundraising
  • Data Entry
  • Bookkeeping
  • Administrative functions
  • Public Relations
  • Preplanning and research
  • Apparatus and facility maintenance
  • Bilingual assistance

Getting Started:

If your Fire Department is interested in starting a Fire Corps Program click here to download the Fire Corps Department Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit is a complete compilation of the tools and resources a department needs to start, implement, and market a local Fire Corps program. Included in the Starter Kit are the Fire Corps Resource Guide, sample documents, marketing and recruitment resources, and organizational resources.  


Additional Resources:

The national Fire Corps office has released a Recruitment and Retention Guide to help you in your efforts. 

Fire Corps offers Spanish resources... click here.

Fire Corps has released the second edition of the Fire Corps Toolkit for Citizen Corps Councils




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