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 much of 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 also 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.
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.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. See Membership Application materials and the Guide to Volunteer Firefighters below.
Print and complete the Membership Application and SP4-164 (background check) Form and submit them 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 to one of our monthly meetings, held the first Monday of the month [except national holidays] at 7:30 p.m.
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.