What does it take to become a volunteer and feel the reward of serving the people and the community where you live? We need operational members which include firefighters and fire police as well as general members to assist with events and administrative tasks!
Firefighter's serve to perform our basic mission:
All firefighters receive basic training teaching them how to operate on fire and rescue incidents. While receiving formal training probationary members will also receive company level training and assist on incidents in support roles.
In addition to the basic required training members can obtain professional level certifcations including Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician. Qualifying members may also be able to obtain Emergency Medical Technician. All training is provided to members at no cost!
Training is demanding, but rewarding, and develops an impressive public safety skill set.
The Fire Police of the Silver Spring Community Fire Company are members who have received limited sworn police powers under authority of the Township and support fire fighting and law enforcement efforts in many ways.
Fire Police perform a multitude of important tasks related to scene safety which include traffic control, crowd control, road closures, and detours. Additionally, the Fire Police actively participate with the Cumberland County Fire Police response team.
All training is provided to members at no cost!
Any member of the community can be a volunteer without taking on the dangerous responsibilities of active members. The Silver Spring Community Fire Company still performs a multitude of community relation events. Any member of the community is welcomed and encouraged to volunteer as little or as much as they would like. Any help would be appreciated.
Additionally, there are a multitude of administrative tasks and programs required to keep the company running, and our General Members prove invaluable to these programs.
All volunteers are involved with monthly meetings, fire prevention education, fund-raising activities, membership recruitment and community projects.
What are the benefits of being a Volunteer?
Silver Spring Fire Company offers benefits to its volunteers to show appreciation for their service and commitment.
Members are eligible to receive:
There are also intangible benefits:
For more information on volunteering or other ways you can help your volunteer fire department, call the Silver Spring Community Fire Company at (717) 766-6096.