The importance of volunteer firefighters

Did you ever stop to think what would happen if no one volunteered to put out fires or respond to medical emergencies in your community. The toll in lives and property would be unfathomable. Over 70% of the fire departments in the United States are manned by all-volunteer firefighters. In Texas, 77% of the fire service is volunteer fire departments. This includes your community, or one close by. Volunteer firefighters are this nation's first line of defense, and sometimes, your community's only line of defense in many types of emergencies. As a volunteer firefighter you can serve your community, protect property and save lives.

Fires don't wait. Neither should you. Become a volunteer firefighter today.

join the fight

If you live in Texas and are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, send an email to with your name, county, zipcode and contact information and we will put you in touch with your local department.


Call 1-800-FIRELINE (347-5463) and we will assist you locating your local fire department or emergency services department.



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