The City's Volunteer Reserve Firefighters assist the City Fire Department in firefighting activities and by providing Emergency Medical Services. When called upon, volunteers respond to alarms as members of fire crews to protect life and property using various fire apparatus, equipment, tools and devices.
Volunteer Reserve Firefighters are trained Emergency Medical Technicians, First Responders, or Emergency Medical Responders (EMR). They administer varying degrees of emergency medical aid to injured people under extreme conditions involving trauma or illness.
Volunteer Reserve Firefighters must be able to pass a physical and required drug screening in order to participate in the program.
Reserves are expected to attend Fire Drill every other Tuesday at 5 p.m.
For their service, Volunteer Reserve Firefighters are paid a nominal bi-weekly stipend.