Representatives from Dauntless Volunteer Fire Department in Ebensburg explain a new initiative to help recruit.
On today's show, John Hawksworth and Charlie Moyer from Dauntless Volunteer Fire Company and marketing specialist John Kane talk about the need for Volunteers. They explain the benefits, how you can sign up and how you can learn more at several open houses and other events this week.
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open Houses
Tuesday, October 8th
Lakemont: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gesseytown: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portage: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact Dauntless Volunteer Fire Company at: 209 West Sample Street P.O. Box 124 Ebensburg PA 15931 (814) 472-9281
Benefits of Joining a AMFI Department
New Recruits are eligible for:
NFPA 1582-Compliant Physical Exam
New Turnout Gear
New and Existing Members are eligible for:
Training (and Training Materials)
Bucks Fire Academy
Childcare while in training to be a fire fighter
Lost Wage Reimbursement while in training to be a fire fighter
After they earn Firefighter One certification they are eligible for:
Tuition reimbursement up $2500 per grant year, ($10,000 maximum)
Basic Health Care if they have none through Partnering for Health Clinic (Using UPMC-Altoona) (Additional Qualifications Apply)
Childcare while in training to be fire fighter 2 certified
Lost Wage Reimbursement while in training to be fire fighter 2 certified
After they earn Firefighter Two certification they are eligible for:
Expanded Health Insurance, if they have none, through Partnering for Health Clinic (Using UPMC-Altoona) (Additional Qualifications Apply)
Length of Service Award after 20 years from they date they joined after April 5th if an existing member, or 20 years after the date joined within the grant period.
Life Insurance Whole Life Policy
Interested in learning more?
Volunteer Firefighters will be on hand at the WTAJ Food Fair, Thursday Oct 10th at the Altoona Curve Ballpark 5 - 9 pm. And, at the Logan Valley Mall Saturday Oct .12th. (Along Plank Rd. in front of SEARS)
What can you expect?
Large Display of Fire Apparatus
A chance to talk to Firefighters about what its really like.
Try on gear.
Possible landing of the Stat Med Evac helicopter (Conditions Permitting)
Fire Departments included in the Initiative:
Hope (Northern Cambria)
Kittanning Trail/United (Logan Twp)
United Hook & Ladder (Adams Co.)