As an emergency response, all-volunteer, non-profit organization, our mission is to save lives and protect property by providing competent emergency services and excellent customer service during all fire suppression, rescue and emergency responses.
Most people don't realize that 69% of the fire departments in the United States are all volunteer. To promote the long standing tradition of the volunteer firefighter, New Stanton volunteer firefighters are community members who selflessly give their time for no compensation. Our firefighters receive nearly the same training as career firefighters. It’s not about the money, it’s not about fame or glamour. Volunteer firefighters are unique individuals who hold full-time jobs, raise families and spend countless hours raising monies for their department. We get up in the middle of the night to cut a crash victim from a mangled car or extinguish a fire in sub-zero temperatures. It's about the service.
Support for firefighters goes beyond the home and into the communities we serve. If we didn’t have the community behind us, we wouldn’t have a fire department. Volunteers give their time and, sometimes, their lives for their communities to have a safer place to live.
FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
NEW STANTON VFD
Serving the Highway Hub of Western Pennsylvania since 1951
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department
New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association
Westmoreland County, PA
Check out the 28-page guide below from the
National Volunteer Fire Council about what to expect when you become a Volunteer Firefighter. Share this guide; your family will also benefit from this information.
New Stanton VFD is always looking for new members. Junior firefighters [age 14 to 17] and Senior firefighters [18 years and older] are always welcome. For more information, call the fire station, 724-925-3010, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See Membership Application materials and the Guide to Volunteer Firefighters below.
The new Westmoreland County Firefighter Initiative kicks in January 2018 [and ends September 2021]. The grant provides special incentives for new (and current) members. Sixty (60) fire departments will collectively participate in a FEMA SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) totaling $4.327M dollars. Highlights include:
- $2,500 department reimbursement towards a new set of protective gear
- NFPA 1582 compliant physicals for new recruits
- $5./call [up to 110 alarms] for all members making at least 15% of the annual alarms
- Training course and textbook reimbursements
- Tuition reimbursement for college, trade or technical school course completion
- A paid up $5,000. whole life insurance policy to qualified firefighters
Additional information will be forthcoming in early 2018. Consider joining our organization and becoming eligible for some (or all) of these recruitment and retention incentives.
Print and complete the Membership Application and SP4-164 (background check) Form and mail both to the New Stanton VFD, Attn: Secretary, P. O. Box 20, New Stanton, PA 15672-0020, along with the $10.00 background check processing fee. If you prefer, bring the completed application materials and fee to one of our monthly meetings, held the first Monday of the month [except national holidays] at 7:30 p.m.