Becoming a firefighter at Sharon Hill Fire Company has changed the lives of many volunteers. If you’re looking for a positive way to spend time or want to start training for a career in the emergency-services field, joining Sharon Hill Fire Company is the perfect New Year’s resolution for you.
“If you don’t have any experience or never tried firefighting before, that’s to be expected. No prior experience is necessary to join, and we provide you with training and gear for free,” said John Croce of the Recruitment and Retention Committee.
At Sharon Hill Fire Company, extra hands are always needed and we are looking for volunteers ages 14 and older in the following positions:
Cadets learn firefighting techniques and skills, and participate in drill nights. They are not able to go on fire calls yet, but can help out at the station and prepare to become junior firefighters.
Juniors assist firefighters at the scenes of emergencies. Juniors go on fire calls, but may not enter burning buildings. They assist with groundwork, which helps keeps firefighters safe and helps them effectively fight fires.
Active firefighters encounter a broad range of fire calls from businesses, industrial parks and homes in the Sharon Hill Borough and neighboring towns. They utilize up-to-date equipment and best techniques to protect the community.
“Our cadets and juniors gain great skills as teenagers and are able to carry those throughout their future,” said Croce. “Meanwhile, many of our firefighters go on to pursue the emergency-services field as a career.”
Sharon Hill firefighters receive local and state-certified training and learn life-saving techniques. Volunteers also master invaluable skills in communication, problem solving and leadership.
“Consider joining us as your New Year’s resolution because you will not only make a difference in the community, but also make a positive difference in your own life,” said Croce. “Our members support each other’s goals like a second family and are always there for each other.”