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No. 95 - Become a Volunteer Firefighter

The Mineola fire department is always on the lookout for volunteers willing to serve.

The is always looking to recruit people who are willing to help out in their community.

Youths between the ages of 14 and 17 can join the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s Youth Group. This will allow young adults to experience first hand what it is like to be a member of the volunteer fire department.

  • When: Meetings are on the first Monday of every month.
  • Requirements: Members must be between the ages of 14 and 17.

Upon filling out an application and being accepted, young adults are encouraged to attend meetings two to three times a month for training and to learn about maintaining the trucks and equipment. Although it is not a requirement, Junior volunteers who wish to respond to fire calls are allowed to do so.

Volunteers who are 17 and older are eligible to join any of the fire departments.

  • When: Company meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.
  • Requirements: be sponsored by a current member, pass a background check, personal investigation and drug test.

Come back next Tuesday at 10 a.m. for suggestion #94.

Category: Volunteer

Price: None

Season: Year-round

Contact: Chief Robert Connolly, (516) 747-5860 or rconnolly@mineolafd.com

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