MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – When the weather gets cooler, firefighters are usually busier as people try to stay warm.
If you’ve always wanted to put out fires and save lives, now is your chance. Rutherford County is looking for approximately 25 volunteer firefighters. They provide extra cash for those who want to serve the community.
“We rely heavily on our volunteers to support our three career stations,” said Captain Andy Haston. “With our call volume of around 6,000 calls a year, our three stations alone cannot cope with this district.”
“We’re busy and many of our labor-intensive scenes are long and arduous, so it’s good that people help us with these scenes,” said Fireman Austin Hill. “At the end of February the training of the new volunteer fire brigade in the district begins.”
“It’s a great place to start a career if you want to make a career out of it,” said Haston. “We offer all the necessary training so that if you apply for a full-time position, you are more likely to get a full-time position.
Volunteer firefighters take classes twice a week for two months. They are trained to deal with numerous emergency situations.
“It’s about recovering vehicles, HAZMAT. We have some of our volunteers who recently took the rapid water course, ”said Haston.
Hill started volunteering nine years ago. In 2014 he was hired as a full-time firefighter.
“I love it. It’s not a job for me,” said Hill. “I come and meet my friends and serve the community.”
In addition to helping people in Rutherford County, volunteer firefighters can earn up to $ 1,200 through the next year between state and county incentive programs.
Click if you want Apply to be a volunteer firefighter in Rutherford County.
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