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White Plains Fire Department
211 North Bob Bruce Drive
White Plains, KY 42464



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Recruiting Initiative
May, 2013: White Plains Fire Department is getting ready to start several initiatives for recruiting.  Stay tuned for further information.

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Please keep in mind that if you've ever wanted to volunteer, but weren't sure what you could offer the fire service, there's always a need and a place for every volunteer.  Not every volunteer will run into a burning building, nor does every volunteer desire to do so.  There are needs for support personnel with less strenuous, less demanding jobs. 
  • assistance with getting tools and gear
  • volunteers to run rehabilitation on scene (getting drinking water, manning a cooling station) for overheated firefighters
  • assisting with traffic control or "Do Not Cross" lines at a fire scene
  • on scene communication, helping to relay pertinent information where needed

There's always a job that needs to be performed.  Not every incident requires every volunteer, but having enough volunteers on scene allows each one to focus on their specific task.  Every individual has an area they excel in, fire fighting, medical, extrication, incident command or many others, but if that person's focus is broken into multiple areas of an incident they can't perform at their peak, that's where support crews are the most important.

Please think about what you can do to help, even if you have no desire to fight a fire, you may be able to volunteer and make a big difference on scene and in our community.  We are the family of White Plains Fire Department, we are friends to each other and support each other, if you would like to be part of our family, contact us.

We're going places. Do you want to come along for the ride?
What is a volunteer fire department?
A volunteer fire department (VFD) is a fire department composed of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for a local jurisdiction.
How Do I Becomve A Volunteer Firefighter?
Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve. Below you'll find frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer, as well as the first basic steps you might take toward volunteering.
The basic steps to becoming a volunteer firefighter:
1. Make sure you're ready to commit. Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires hundreds of hours of training and a strong commitment to service.
2. Contact your local fire service agency. Not all departments have volunteers, and depending upon your area, its population and local government, volunteer opportunities may not be available. If your local department doesn't have volunteers, one nearby may.
3. Call your local fire station's non-emergency number and ask to speak with the station officer. Tell him or her that you're interested in becoming a volunteer and ask what your next step should be. He or she should be able to direct you to the best resources and people to help you. Often, departments will allow you to ride along on their apparatus to let you make a more informed decision about whether volunteer firefighting is right for you.
4. Once you've identified a department, you will need to complete their application and background check process. Screening process and required qualifications vary by department.
5. After you join, the department will usually enter you in a training program. The length of these programs varies, but all firefighters are required to take a minimum 150-hours training over two years.
Volunteering at White Plains Fire Department
The White Plains Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for people that want to help their community in a time of need.

If you're a hard working individual that takes pride in helping those around you then becoming a volunteer firefighter may be for you.  It's not easy and it's not always fun, but it is rewarding.

Specialized training is required to be able to perform the tasks necessary to fight a structural fire or extricate an entrapped victim from a motor vehicle accident, we can get you the training if you have the heart to utilize it.

Stop by the fire department if you see someone there or contact us to make an appointment to come by and check out the apparatus.

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211 N. Bob Bruce Drive, White Plains, KY 42464  
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