Membership Roles

We offer the opportunity for you to volunteer in the area that you feel most comfortable with, where you feel you can contribute the most, and where you will benefit the most from your volunteering experience. Most members focus on one or more of the following roles.

Interior Firefighting - If getting hot, dirty and physical is your game, then this is for you. We offer the opportunity to explore the exciting world of firefighting and the training to do it safely. Interior firefighters serve closest to the fire, directly attacking the fire and rescuing victims.

Exterior Firefighting - At an emergency, there are always more things to be done than there are hands to do them.  Exterior firefighters attack the fire from a distance and support interior firefighters, as well as help maintain a safe and efficient scene.  Exterior firefighters are critical to successful fireground operations, but do not require as much training or physical exertion as interior firefighting.

EMT/CFR – If you enjoy helping people in medical emergencies, we'll provide the training absolutely free. In cooperation with the New York State and the Allegany County Office of Emergency Services, you will be trained to be a Certified First Responder (CFR), an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B), or an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I). EMS-only members are not required to certify in firefighting courses.

Fire Police - As a member of our Fire Police team, you'll assist in traffic control, crowd management and general assistance at emergency scenes and non-emergency events. We'll train you as a NYS certified Fire Police Officer. This is a great opportunity for those not interested in the more extreme physical challenge of structural firefighting.

Ambulance Driving – Every ambulance call requires a driver, who does not need to have the extensive EMT training required for direct patient care.  Safe drivers with quick reactions and solid driving experience are needed.

Associates - Associates provide a wide range of services to the fire department, including important roles in administrative and fund-raising operations.  Associates can also be involved in hall and truck maintenance or in providing refreshments for weary firefighters. There is always plenty to do behind the scenes. Associate members do not participate in emergency responses nor do they need to attend required training