Is there fire in you?
On average, 70% of all firefighters in the United States are volunteers. In Queensbury, NY there are no paid firefighters. This means that the people rescuing people and putting out fires at emergencies are people like you! Some are mechanics, law enforcement officers, plumbers, electricians, real estate agents, business/IT professionals, students, teachers, government employees, and more. In other words, just everyday people living the same lives as their neighbor. But they have made a simple decision, a decision to help their neighbors by becoming firefighters and rescuers.
There will always be a need for people who care, who help, who heal. As new tragedies shake us and new problems challenge us, we do more than fight fires. Volunteer firefighters are trained and equipped professionally to fight for and protect their communities with pride. From the birth of a nation to modern days, the volunteer fire service of the State of New York has been at its best when times are at their worst. When you join the volunteer firefighting family, you honor a great tradition of stepping up whenever and wherever help is needed while also improving yourself.
When you join the volunteer fire service, you learn to use the most advanced technology and tools available to protect and serve your community.
Ordinary men and women are trained to do extraordinary things when they join the volunteer fire service. We provide free training.
Together Teamwork is at the center of all this training and equipment. The brother- and sisterhood of the volunteer fire service share the same basic training, rewarding experience and lifechanging growth that you can only find in the fire service.
Remember, that there is always a need for help at the fire department - and not just for active suppression of fires. We also utilize skills from EMTs, engineers, and the like. Support generally comes in many forms:
- Interior Firefighter - active suppression of fires and interior operations
- Exterior Firefighter - helps with tanker (truck) operations, such as managing water supply and exterior equipment
- Auxiliary - Bay Ridge has a fantastic ladies auxiliary program which provides addition support to active members, both on and off the scene