Volunteers comprise 73% of all firefighters in the United States. Our volunteer firefighters respond to a wide array of emergencies including structure and wildland fires, emergency medical incidents, hazardous material incidents, rescues and other general public assist calls. The public relies on Weaverville Fire Department’s firefighters as their first line of defense in many of these emergencies. As a result, volunteers spend an enormous amount of time training for such emergencies, almost as if it is a second unpaid job.
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Fire & EMS Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the ages of 14 to to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of fire or emergency services. You can learn more information at:
The goal of Support Services is to assist the volunteer firefighters before, during, and after an incident. The group consists of six key components: Logistics, EMS Support, Maintenance (including building and equipment), Technology, Public Events, and Marketing. Some of the services provided are:
Cooking meals for firefighters during an incident.
Assisting in firefighter rehab including transporting water and snacks to firefighters while on the fire lines
Recruitment and retention.