Volunteer FAQ

Do I need to have prior experience or training to become a firefighter?

No experience is necessary to join Ringing Hill Fire Company. We provide everything you need to succeed as a certified firefighter: training, classes, equipment and gear at no cost.

Will I get paid?

No, volunteers do not receive financial compensation; however, the training and experience can help you advance in other fields such as becoming an EMT.

How much time do I have to donate as a volunteer?

Volunteers are only asked to give as much time as they can. Active firefighters participate in regular training sessions and the volume of calls varies each day.

Does your station have a Junior Firefighting program? 

Yes, our junior firefighter program starts at age 16. Although juniors cannot enter burning buildings, they can assist and support firefighters on the scene by running hoses, and they also participate in training.  

Can I volunteer without fighting fires?

Absolutely! We are seeking fire police to direct traffic during emergency scenes and auxiliary members to help plan events and complete administrative duties. 

What are the benefits of volunteering? 

Ringing Hill volunteers gain new skills and lasting friendships while serving their community. Learn more on the  WHY VOLUNTEER page

How do I sign up? 

To learn more, fill out an inquiry form on the CONTACT US page. Your information will be sent to our recruitment committee members who will contact you shortly and invite you to visit our station.  

I volunteer because I have been doing it forever and like to help the community.
Chief Bud Lightcap