Volunteering with the Whippany Fire Department is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you will find. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. We have members from law enforcement to the trucking industry. Our volunteers are parents and students. Our volunteers have careers and families, yet they give of their time and talents freely, to help answer the call of those in need.
Members dedicate their time and talents to answer hundreds of emergency calls each year. In addition, they attend monthly business and training meetings, help with fund raisers, keep vehicles, buildings and equipment, clean and in working order, and all the other “behind the scenes work” that goes on.
This is not meant to scare off would be volunteers, but to give you a sense of what the dedicated men and women in your community go through for you and your family. The reasons people volunteer vary, but the outcome is always the same…help and compassion toward our neighbors and families, and a gift back to the community.
Each member is issued a pager and firefighting gear upon being voted-in as an Active Member. Other items, such as uniforms and badges, will be issued to members at the Fire Department’s discretion. During a member’s probationary period, they will have to successfully complete the Fire Fighter I program. This class must be completed within 1 year of joining the Department.
(Courses will be paid for by the department)