Community Assistance Program
Community Assistance Volunteers respond and work in partnership with on-scene fire department units to provide a wide range of services including:
- Assisting families displaced by residential fires
- Providing transportation
- Support motorist assists
- Verify occupancy information and update information in Knox boxes
- Install smoke detectors and batteries
- Provide information and referrals to customers.
The qualifications for the Community Assistance Program are:
- At least 18 years of age
- Have an interest in helping others and good listening skills
- Have the ability to lift and hold small children and be able to climb stairs
- Bi-lingual volunteers are highly desirable
- Volunteers MUST complete a panel interview, background investigation and orientation.
- Volunteers MUST be able to commit to 10 hours of service each month:
- Two 4-hour shifts per month (8AM – 12pm, 12pm – 4pm or 4pm – 8pm)
- Attend quarterly meeting
- Volunteers must show proof of insurance, birth certificate or passport and have a valid driver's license
Once accepted into the program, volunteers must successfully complete a program-specific training program.