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posted Nov 19, 2016, 11:24 PM by Andrew Wilkinson   [ updated Nov 19, 2016, 11:25 PM ]
Thinking About Volunteering?
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I join?  You can stop in at any firehouse.  Our main firehouse is in Chili Center across from Bill Grays, someone is there 24/7.  Or you may call or email us.  889-2873 or
Can I really do this?  This is a physical job, if you are in good health, most likely you are a good candidate.  The department will provide a mandatory physical at no cost to you.  Applicants must pass this physical.
Do I go into burning houses?  Yes, but there is a series of training that must be completed first.  We have about 1,000 calls in Chili and only a small fraction are actual fires We respond to car accidents, storm related calls, automatic alarms and some medical calls.  There is a ton to do without ever going into a burning building.  Each recruit’s training is monitored to see how they progress and their comfort level before doing anything beyond capabilities.
Do I drive the firetruck?  Eventually, yes.  There is a training program for those that want to drive.
What are the qualifications to join?  You must be 18 years of age and pass the physical.  You will be expected to maintain a certain amount of participation in order to keep skills fresh.  This usually averages about 3 or 4 hours a week.
We do have an explorer program for youth 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade.

Consider Joining the Chili Volunteer Fire Department.
The Chili Fire Department is looking for and training new volunteer firefighters.
Do you have what it takes….most likely you do.

This is what it takes:

Willingness to volunteer time  (A few hours a week)  
We especially need daytime volunteers,
Must pass a department provided physical,
Must complete some basic training,
Maintain annual training and participation level.
What’s in it for you?
Being part of a team,                               Learning new skills,
Helping your neighbor,                           Teaching new skills,
Being part of a solution,                         Giving back to your community.
You will meet some great people and make lifelong friends as well as being involved in your community doing great things!  There is no better way to volunteer your time and get immediate satisfaction from helping others.

How to learn more?  The best way to learn more is to stop down at our firehouse.  We are there every Monday night and Co #1 across from Bill Gray’s is open 24/7.  Call our recruitment team Michael May 750-5199, Paul Miller 794-7859, Jim Mance 305-4077

We are especially looking for members/firefighters that have availability during the daytime.
Andrew Wilkinson,
Nov 19, 2016, 11:24 PM