Eating healthier and getting in shape are tried and true New Year’s resolutions. But if you’re looking for something beneficial to you and the community, consider joining Clifton Heights Fire Company in 2023 as your New Year’s resolution.
Joining Clifton Heights is a smooth process, and training and gear is 100% free of charge. Becoming a volunteer can be a life-changing opportunity as you challenge yourself, meet great people and save lives.
“One of the best things about being a firefighter at Clifton Heights is giving me a sense of importance and a sense of something to do,” said volunteer firefighter Joe Ramey.
Volunteers at Clifton Heights live by the motto: “Change your life, save a life.” What better way to make a difference in 2023 than joining Clifton Heights Fire Company?
Clifton Heights is looking for new volunteers in 2023 in the following positions:
- Active Firefighter — Answer the call to help. Fight fires. Perform rescues. Climb ladders. Carry hoses. Operate fire trucks and other equipment. Help with accidents and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) situations. Clifton Heights offers training, both at the academy and the firehouse to learn how to save lives and protect property.
- Junior Firefighter — Teenagers between 16 and 18 can learn how to fight fires. Clifton Heights provides the gear and training. While junior firefighters cannot run into burning buildings, they can help with hoses and equipment to assist firefighters during fire calls. Volunteering with Clifton Heights brings a strong sense of satisfaction and is also great for college resumes.
- Cadet Firefighter — Cadets are between 14 to 16 years old. Like junior firefighters, cadets are firefighters in training and prepare to eventually become an active firefighter. The jobs and responsibilities for cadets increase with experience and training. Volunteer as a cadet for fun and an experience like no other.
- Fire Police — The primary duty of the fire police is to ensure the safety of firefighters going to and from the fire scene. The fire police direct traffic at the scene and provide security and crowd control.
- Administrative Volunteers — Not everyone needs to run into a burning building to make a difference. Help the fire company with needed paperwork, plan fundraisers, or serve on the board of trustees.
“Our volunteers take pride in knowing that they are making a difference in the community,” said Clifton Heights Fire Chief Nick DePompeo. “Volunteers also enjoy a strong sense of community and camaraderie.”
Thinking about joining Clifton Heights as your New Year’s resolution? Visit www.joincliftonheights.org to fill out an inquiry form to get started.