Fire and rescue volunteers
The County provides funding for five volunteer fire departments and five volunteer rescue squads. These volunteers devote countless hours providing emergency services to residents.
In addition to responding to calls, volunteers must complete
training, and attend drills and meetings.
Basic fire training requires a minimum of 107 hours, plus any additional training required to master fire equipment and drive vehicles. Basic rescuer training requires 142 hours, plus any additional
hours required by the fire department.