October 25, 2014

Volunteer Firefighter

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The Sterling Fire Department is a combination fire department that has career and volunteer firefighters.  If you have questions about becoming a Volunteer Firefighter and or our monthly training please call Captain Ritter at 970-522-3823 or e-mail  him at lritter@sterlingcolo.com.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Being a volunteer emergency responder is a rewarding experience and an extraordinary way to serve your community. It takes dedication, sacrifice, leadership, and mental/physical stamina.

Throughout rural Colorado, citizens and current firefighters are at risk because of the lack of volunteer firefighters to adequately protect people and property from fire and fire-related hazards. As call volume increases, more departments depend on volunteer firefighters. Throughout Colorado, over 3 million citizens are protected by volunteer or combination departments. In order to comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, the Colorado fire service must increase each department by 10 volunteers. With a total of 418 fire departments, Colorado needs to recruit approximately 3,500 additional volunteer emergency responders to be fully protected.

With departments experiencing increasingly high rates of volunteer turnover, Colorado needs your help now more than ever.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer emergency responder, please submit a volunteer application form and a representative from your area will contact you about the local volunteer program.

Service your community, become a volunteer firefighter!