Take a look back at some of the things you have accomplished in your life. In most cases, it’s easy to see why you took them on. Volunteering to chair that school fundraiser provided you with highly-sought after event-planning skills, raised funds for a great cause and connected you to like-minded people. Choosing to continue through all the ranks of Boy Scouts to obtain that coveted Eagle Scout rank taught you more than you can even list — and now you’d make it, if stranded out in the woods for a while. That’s definitely a plus. So how else can you challenge yourself?
Deciding to become a volunteer firefighter with Prince William County Fire and Rescue System is no different. When you come aboard as part of our team, you gain way more than simply a new volunteer position — way more.
Contribute to Community Safety
Serving as a volunteer, no matter the situation is often a rewarding experience, but we believe that volunteering to contribute to the safety of our community takes it to a new level. Your volunteer hours are saving lives, comforting victims of tragedy and sharing pieces of who you are with people who need it. If that’s not the heart of volunteering, we don’t know what is!
Learn New Skills
Many volunteer positions can provide job-related skills, but with Prince William County Fire and Rescue System, you learn those and so much more. That “so much more” includes skills that save lives like CPR. You’ll learn how to cater to victims of fire and other emergencies, and you’ll learn how to respond and act in a variety of emergency situations. Mastering these skills will bring relief and safety to those in our area, and that’s a pretty big deal!
Serve As Part of a Team
There is a sense of comradery among fire and rescue volunteers unlike any other. We are a team, and each one of us belongs and brings unique perspectives to the table. That sense of belonging, acceptance and support is immeasurable and provides lasting relationships and friendships that carry you through each stage of volunteer development and life.
Gain College Credits
Did you know that you can earn college credits for your volunteer training with Prince William County Fire and Rescue System? Well, you can! Many of our life-saving trainings translate to college credit and help you advance your education and career while giving back. We call that a win-win situation.
Receive Hands-on Experience
While classroom learning is a very important part of your education and career, nothing replaces hands-on experience. The excitement of applying your knowledge in the moment to help a fellow community member is something you cannot experience in a classroom or learn from a video. When you serve as a volunteer with us, you’ll have ample opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-life situations — while surrounded with teammates to support you.
As if these reasons weren’t enough, you get even more when you become part of the PWC Fire and Rescue System family. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our Length of Service Program Award. You can choose to have one of your vehicle’s personal property taxes waived, and you’ll receive personal protective equipment needed to perform your duties.
Put your passion, skills and time to work for the members of our community. If you’re 18 or older (16- and 17-year-olds are eligible to volunteer in some roles), have an interest in serving your community and are looking for a place where you will be valued and belong, come serve with us and be a hero to PWC!
Are you looking for a change? Here in Prince William County, the volunteer departments provide fire and emergency medical services to the County’s citizens and visitors during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Prince William County’s volunteer fire and rescue departments are seeking motivated individuals who have the desire to make a difference and provide an important service to their community. Learn more now.
- Posted by ATW
- On July 1, 2017
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