There are a number of volunteer opportunities at one of our 37 volunteer fire/EMS companies in Prince George’s County. You’ll be able to volunteer in the area and discipline you are most comfortable with and where you feel you’ll contribute the most and benefit from the overall volunteer experience.
Volunteer Firefighter / EMT
We respond in many ways to help our community members when they are in need — fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous situations, service calls and much more. It’s not all about running into burning buildings — but there’s plenty of that, too. Fire/EMS volunteers are cross-trained as Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Training for these courses is free and takes place throughout the county and region at convenient times for volunteers with varied schedules, including evening, weekend and summer classes.
Volunteer EMT or Paramedic
If you enjoy helping people in medical emergencies – we’ll provide the training absolutely FREE. In cooperation with the State of Maryland and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, we’ll train you in CPR and to be an Emergency Medical Technician. EMT training is provided free with classes held throughout the area at convenient times, including evenings and weekends. You can even enhance your skills by becoming a volunteer Paramedic — many stations offer tuition reimbursement and may cover part or all of your paramedic coursework.
Administrative, Support or Auxiliary Volunteer
Administrative & Associate Members provide administrative and fund-raising support for the operation and the business of our busy volunteer fire and EMS departments. From accounting, computer, public relations, maintenance, IT, community education and administrative functions – there’s plenty to do behind the scenes. Plus stations with “Auxiliary” programs provide on scene support including meals, drinks and rehab services. Anyone who does not have the desire to participate directly in operational services, or those who cannot meet the physical demands for serving as a Firefighter/EMT or EMT are encouraged to serve one of our departments in one of these critical capacities.