New Year, New Skills: Save Lives at Clifton Heights Fire Company

2022 is the perfect time to resolve to change your life by saving lives as a volunteer firefighter. All training & gear are free.

As a pillar in the community for 125 years, Clifton Heights Fire Company volunteers know what it means to be part of the family. The start of 2022 is the perfect time to resolve to change your life by saving lives as a volunteer firefighter.

There is nothing like helping others on the worst day of their lives. “It gives me a sense of pride to aid in helping keep my community safe,” says Captain Steve Harper.”

Clifton Heights Fire Company provides volunteers the most up-to-date equipment and training free of cost. Volunteers gain new skills and experiences that can prepare them for a possible career as a first responder or medical professional. Volunteers not only train for vehicular and fire accidents, but also for situations with hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Best of all, no experience is necessary.

Is volunteering right for you? Check out the ways you can contribute:

  • Active Firefighter– Among our greatest need is that for volunteer firefighters. Training and equipment is free. As a volunteer firefighter, you will learn how to respond to emergencies, help protect property and save lives. Volunteer firefighters must be at least 18 years old.
  • Junior Firefighter – Junior firefighters must be between 16 and 18 years old, and will be trained to assist firefighters at the scene of an emergency. Training and equipment is free. Becoming a junior firefighter is a great way to perform community service, and the experience makes an excellent mention on college applications.
  • Cadet Firefighter — Cadets are between 14 and 16 years old and learn how to eventually become an Active Firefighter. Job responsibilities increase with experience and training, while having an experience like no other.
  • Fire Police — Help ensure the safety of firefighters going to and from the scenes by directing traffic and providing security and crowd control.
  • Administrative Volunteer – Individuals who are interested in volunteering, but do not want to answer fire calls or assist at the scene of emergencies, can take this route. These volunteers organize paperwork and plan special events and fundraisers throughout the year.

“So many of us set a New Year’s resolution to get more involved and make a difference in our community. The Clifton Heights Fire Company is a great place to do that. It’s more than just a fire company – it really is a second family,” says Bill Kneass, a member of the Recruitment and Retention Committee.

Change your life. Save a life. Become a volunteer firefighter in 2022. Go to to join the team.