the Volunteer Chief
Thank you for taking an interest in your community and with
Glynn County Fire Department. The following information is for
those interested in applying for the position of Volunteer
Firefighter. Anyone interested in a career position should
contact the Glynn County personnel department.
volunteer division of the Glynn County Fire Department is always
looking for new members. The requirements are simple, and
prior firefighting or EMS experience is not necessary. All
training and gear is provided by the Fire Department. The
only thing required from prospective members is dedication and
the commitment of their time.
Perhaps I should clarify just what "volunteering" means.
It means that the members chose to join and to perform the
duties necessary to aid in the operation of the Fire Department
and perform all duties without compensation. “Volunteer”
does not mean, that they only show up or do something when it is
convenient. People with the attitude that they don't have
to do anything unless they feel like it, or don't have anything
else to do, are of little use to the department and are actually
a detriment to the organization.
Members must accept the responsibility of membership.
These responsibilities include attending regular training
meetings and drills, serve on department committees, actively
participate in department events, perform necessary
miscellaneous duties as needed and responding to incidents.
The Fire Department does not run by itself and it takes the
responsibility from all members to do what needs to be done.
In order to get things accomplished, it is necessary to be
available more than just on Tuesday nights.
The commitment you make as a Volunteer Firefighter is not only
to the Fire Department but also to the community. By this
commitment you are agreeing to drop everything you are doing in
order to help your fellow person in their time of dire need.
This is a noble commitment, and one that should not be taken
lightly. This is a commitment that not only you, but also your
family must agree upon. The hours can be long - the work is
dirty - and the situations are hazardous, but the rewards of
helping someone in need are immeasurable. Your greatest driving
force will be your Pride and Passion in the job you do.
you believe you have what it takes to meet these challenges, we
welcome you to join us.
Joe M. Combs II,
Glynn County Fire Department – Volunteer Division