The fire / EMS and rescue field is one of the most diverse and challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires men and women to enter the service, both as volunteers and career personnel. Imagine having to train to prepare yourself to cope with situations ranging from building fires to childbirth, hazardous materials spills to heart attacks, and to almost any imaginable emergency situation in between. Couple this with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of the day, seven days a week, in any kind of weather and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances, and it is evident that our profession is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding. However, with the right mindset and the support of loved ones, it is also one of the most personally rewarding jobs in existence.
We are here for two basic purposes. First, is to attempt to prevent fires or medical emergencies from happening whenever and wherever possible. We accomplish this daunting task through fire prevention, health maintenance education, inspections, engineering, fire safety education and code enforcement programs. Secondly, we are here to prepare ourselves to control fire or medical emergencies should prevention fail. This is done through training, pre-incident planning, more training, state-of-the-art equipment and still more training. We are a paramilitary organization working in a hurry-up-and-wait environment. This business is not for everyone; you will need more than just a desire to help others. You also need courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The bottom line is that our successes are measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering and property damage we have prevented and or reduced. We are here and prepared for one reason: to provide service to the people of the Bakerton and surrounding communities.
As in all things, not everyone is cut out to perform all types of duties. Some people, through choice and or due to physical limitations, are unable to perform the tasks required to be "Riding" members. Rest assured, we welcome these people also! There are MANY duties involved in keeping an organization running, from administrative details to supporting firefighters and EMS personnel on fire scenes. In addition, many people aren't sure they can stand to perform the tasks which may be demanded of them as active firefighters/EMS personnel; by joining as an administrative member you can get to know the people and duties of the fire service and decide what your role should be, while still availing yourself of the numerous benefits offered.
Free Training: Nationally recognized training provided at no cost to you!
Dedication: Earn a sense of community and know YOU are making a difference.
Family: Get to know and become lifelong friends with other members.
If you would like more information, click the link below to go to our contact page.
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March 1st - May 31st from 5pm - 7am
October 1st - December 31st from 5pm - 7am
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