The Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an open house at the Fire Hall (30 Fillmore Drive) on Saturday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m.
This is an opportunity for everyone – men, women and children – to learn more about volunteering as a firefighter, ambulance driver or emergency medical technician (EMT), pick up some fire prevention and safety tips, enjoy free refreshments, take a ride on a fire truck and get to know the dedicated individuals who already serve their community.
It’s also an opportunity to make one of the most valuable contributions you can make to your community – become a volunteer.
There is a shortage of volunteers on fire departments all across the country. In Ellicottville, as our community becomes a four-season destination, the shortage is becoming urgent.
And you don’t have to fight actual fires or work toward Emergency Medical Technician certification in order to help. Volunteers take on all sorts of roles you may not have even thought about – from directing traffic, handling hoses and distributing drinking water to driving trucks or ambulances and helping to move patients.
If you can donate some time, or have a budding firefighter or EMT at home who wants to learn more, be sure to attend this open house and talk with Ellicottville’s dedicated volunteers.