Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Gordonville Fire & EMS Company. Below is some information that we believe may be of use to persons considering membership.
For an application, please stop by the firehouse anytime, or call the firehouse at 717-768-3869.
FIRE FIGHTING AND EMS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT VOLUNTEERING CAN BE
There is plenty of opportunity to serve your community through the volunteer Fire and EMS service, and much of it has nothing to do with fire fighting.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services are one of the most challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the Fire and EMS services. This business is not for everyone. However, you need more than just desire to help people. You need courage, dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born or a life is saved, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety.
If you are looking for a change of pace or excitement in your life, the world of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is for you. If this action-filled lifestyle does not appeal to you, have no fear, there is plenty more that can be done in the business of Fire and Emergency Medical Services that does not include running into burning buildings or other emergency medical situations.
We have various committees within the company, all of which you will be welcomed to join. Running and maintaining a company of our size is time consuming and at times, costly, so the volunteering of your time is something we value. Just the maintenance of the building and grounds alone runs into quite a piece of change. We also maintain a computer system, attend to regular truck and equipment maintenance, as well as tending to fundraising, banquets, memorial services, member activities, parades, and a full menu of things that need to be done by the volunteers. Other committees include public relations, fire prevention, fundraising, grant research and our maintenance committee.
Interested in becoming a Firefighter or EMT?
Most of our members at Gordonville Fire & EMS have entered the company with no previous Fire or EMS experience. Gordonville Fire & EMS firefighters and EMT’s pride themselves on a strong foundation of training that begins on the first day. While formal training to ride is eventually required, new members are able to ride in a limited capacity after receiving basic in-house training.
For more information about joining our team, feel free to stop by at the firehouse any day, any time, and we will be happy to give you a tour of the firehouse!
We would love to have YOU on our team!