Volunteer FAQs

Do I need to have prior experience or training to become a firefighter?
No experience is necessary to join the Jenkintown Fire Department. We provide everything you need to succeed as a certified firefighter: training, classes, equipment and gear at no cost to you.

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. The volume of calls varies each day.

Does your department have a Junior Firefighting program? 
Yes, our junior firefighter program starts at age 14. 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 Contributing Members to help plan events and perform administrative duties, such as accounting, logistics, and data entry or vehicle maintenance.  And Fire Police, who help with traffic, security and crowd control, are also needed. 

How do I sign up? 
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.  Come and get to know us. We always welcome our neighbors.

“I always enjoyed volunteering. I enjoy helping people. So why not volunteer at the highest level? I've benefited from friendships, a brotherhood and a volunteer experience that is like no other.”
—Steven Kozlowski
a Pioneer firefighter with six years of service.
Since the 1880s, our firefighters have protected and served our Jenkintown friends and neighbors. You can join us to carry our mission into the future. We work as a team and are always there for each other. We care about our home town and fight hard to keep it safe. We’re trained and ready to respond to any emergency. Join us!