Volunteer Opportunities (Fire Corps)

History of National Fire Corps Program

Fire Corps® is a national grassroots effort to help fire/EMS departments enhance their services by engaging with community members to assist with non-emergency tasks. Fire Corps is administered by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Through this program, the NVFC works to create valuable resources to foster local Fire Corps teams and increase department support. National Fire Corps FAQs.
AFMA Fire Corps
As a part of proactive and progressive planning, a volunteer or Fire Corps program was created to coordinate volunteer (Fire Corps) activities that will help make the communities served by the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation.

The Authority’s Fire Corps program was designed to engage community volunteer efforts to handle non-emergency activities, thereby enabling Authority career personnel to focus more fully on acute emergency tasks.

Today, the Authority has over 50 Fire Corps volunteers focusing on many non-emergency functions including: fire inspections, community assistance response, residential emergency lock box installation and maintenance, home safety surveys, community event assistance and administrative office support. These and other non-emergent community services provided through the usage of volunteers rather than paid employees has resulted in significant savings in equipment wear and tear, fuel usage and pay and benefits costs. The Authority Fire Corps Program will continue to evolve with the current goal to continue expanding the non-emergency services provided by these fantastic community volunteers.

For more information regarding the Authority’s Fire Corps Program or if you have an interest in becoming a Fire Corps volunteer, please contact the Assistant Fire Marshal at (623) 544-5400.

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Official website for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, the Buckeye Valley Fire District, the North County Fire & Medical District, and the South County Fire & Medical District.
Phone: (623) 544-5400 | Email: info@afma.az.gov
18818 N. Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West, Arizona 85375