What does it take to become a volunteer and feel the reward of serving the people and the community where you live?
Active Fire Fighter
All firefighters are required to participate in local fire training. They may then begin to assist on incidents in a support role. Upon completion of an Essentials of Fire Fighting series and successfully passing a company level skills test the member will be able to actively participate in interior fire attack operations. Should a member seek a leadership role, additional hours of training are required. Many of our volunteers undertake training for certifications which are not required, but which benefit them and the community, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Instructor and Fire Officer, and Hazardous Materials response. The training is demanding but very rewarding. Upon completion of an orientation program, volunteers can begin to answer calls. Members are issued a pager to alert them to calls for help, respond to the fire station to man equipment, and respond to calls.
The Fire Police of the Silver Spring Community Fire Company are members who have received sworn police powers under authority of the Township and support fire fighting and law enforcement efforts in many ways. Fire Police perform the following necessary tasks on an emergency scene: Scene Safety and Security, Traffic Control, Crowd Control and Road Closures. As with active fire fighters any person wishing to become a fire police officer can receive all the training necessary. These basic classes are done in a modular series over the course of several months. The fire police at Silver Spring Community Fire Company also operate a specialized vehicle designated as a Traffic Unit. The Silver Spring Community Fire Company Fire Police were on the forefront of this modern concept in emergency vehicle design. The Silver Spring Community Fire Company Fire Police are also involved with the county level fire police response team.
Any member of the community can be a volunteer without taking on the dangerous responsibility of fire fighting. The Silver Spring Community Fire Company still performs many fund raising activities such as BINGOs and Chicken Barbecues to help support our financial needs. 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.
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.
Fire Police Wanted
See below in regards to application information and visit the Fire Police page for details.