Become a Hero to Your Family and Neighbors
The Elmont Volunteer Fire Department is currently asking the residents of the Elmont Fire District to become volunteers. We are looking for future Firefighters and Emergency Medical personnel to help our community. In order to volunteer, you must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen or legal U.S. resident and live in the Elmont Fire District (Elmont & North Valley Stream). You will receive training in firefighting or emergency medical services. Advanced training courses are frequently available to our members. All the training provided to you is FREE of charge and is always ongoing. Your responsibilities as a member will include: responding to emergencies: either fire, rescue or ambulance calls, as well as attendance at monthly meetings and training exercises. You must remember that you will be volunteering your time and that we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In becoming a volunteer you will be providing the residents of your community, possibly your friends and neighbors, with an outstanding and dedicated Fire Department & Ambulance service. You can make a big difference in your life and the lives of others by volunteering your time.
As a volunteer firefighter or EMT you may be eligible for certain benefits such as income or real estate tax credits, college tuition credit and a monthly annuity based on age and length of service requirements.
How To Join
If you are interested in joining or have any further questions please stop by any Elmont Firehouse (Sunday mornings are the best time) or call the Chiefs' Office at 516-354-4560. The firehouses are located at 96 Gotham Ave., 36 Plainfield Ave., Elmont Rd. & Tarboro St., 2019 Linden Blvd., 301 Meacham Ave., 95 Lehrer Ave. and 100 School Rd. You may also contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a young adult ages 14 to 17 and are interested in learning about firefighting and emergency medical service, you may consider joining the Elmont Fire Department's Explorer Post 709. The post meetings and drills are at different Elmont firehouses each month. Members are given hands-on experience in the operation of the varied firefighting and rescue equipment. Explorers are supervised by adult members of the Elmont Fire Department and are given uniforms and required equipment at no charge.