Membership Qualifications and Application Procedures
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Western Coventry Fire Department is continually looking for new members. Whether you want to be on the front lines delivering fire protection and emergency medical care or providing the support services required to operate a fire department there is a position waiting for you!
We are looking for men and women 18 years of age, in good physical condition, have a valid driver's license, must be a resident of Western Coventry, Rhode Island and available to donate at least three hours per week for training, fire and emergency responses. Volunteers receive on-going, comprehensive training in all aspects of fire suppression and prevention.
For more information about becoming a volunteer firefighter/emergency medical technician contact your local fire station at 401-397-7520 or email webmaster.
THE VOLUNTEER FIREMAN
Volunteer Firemen are a breed unto themselves.
Whoever heard of a man who is willing to be on twenty-four hour duty without pay for the dubious privilege of protecting his neighbor's property?
Whoever heard of a man who will dash from his desk and ride a "fire wagon" to the scene of an alarm ruining his suit, neglecting his business, risking his life and exhausting himself physically, not for money but because he believes in serving his community?
Whoever heard of a man who will give up his favorite TV show, postpone some reading or "do-it-yourself" house chores he's been planning (plus sacrificing evenings with his wife and children) just to attend a meeting where he learns how to function as a volunteer servant on behalf of his fellowmen?
Whoever heard (in this day and age) of a man who is crazy enough to be worrying about the other fellow?
Well, if you don't know the answer to those questions, look around our firehouse. You'll see people who aren't out protesting and demonstrating and complaining because they're too busy living up to the image of a good American.
You'll see people whose forefathers were made of the same stuff and that's why we have inherited this wonderful land; also, people just like yourself who care what happens to their neighbors, their community and their country.
Become a volunteer today and join our TEAM!