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
- Data Entry
- Administrative functions
- Public Relations
- Preplanning and research
- Apparatus and facility maintenance
- Bilingual assistance
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.
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.