Volunteers Still Needed!

One of the frequent topics of conversation at Wake County Fire Commission meetings has been the need to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. Spectrum Local News recently conducted interviews with people from Fairview Fire Department on how important volunteers are to us and what it is like to volunteer. Here is the link to the video:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2019/03/01/north-carolina-facing-critical-shortage-of-volunteer-firefighters#

Key points:

  • NC volunteer fire departments have lost an average of 600 firefighters a year since 2016
  • NC fire departments are ramping up efforts to find volunteer firefighters statewide
  • If you’re interested in volunteering at your local department, visit here.  

Related post: Be a firefighter!

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