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Volunteer

Volunteers firefighters have been protecting the Mendon community since 1932. We provide support to our fellow citizens in times of need and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in the work we do. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, and contribute to our community.

It’s likely that the average person in our community doesn’t know that volunteers are indeed providing their emergency fire and medical services. We influence outcomes that directly affect people’s lives by responding at a moment’s notice, whether it’s day or night, to put that fire out, to rescue that person in harm’s way, or sometimes just to give the assurance that, in fact, nothing is wrong. In 75% of the communities in this country, volunteers provide the only organized force to do this work.

Why is this special type of volunteerism so critical at this time? In the past ten years, the ranks of emergency services volunteers have declined by 100,000 people. Conversely, the workload has practically doubled.

They come from our community. They vary in age and they are both men and women.

Where does the leadership come from to organize and direct this unselfish effort?


It comes from within the ranks. The Chief and line officers, who are elected by their peers, have total responsibility for the safety of lives and the preservation of property within our jurisdiction.

There are only three options for communities to maintain viable emergency services:

1. Recruit and retain volunteer firefighters

2. Maintain a combination volunteer and career Fire Department

3. Hire entirely career firefighters

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is obviously the most cost effective source of maintaining this service on behalf of all residents

Volunteer emergency services is a grassroots operation. For hundreds of years, volunteer firefighters did what they had to do to provide services. When they needed something, they had a bake sale or a homemade fundraiser of some sort within the community to get the funding. It was this very thing that made them so visible, respected, and so much appreciated in the community.

One of the most successful programs to bolster emergency services is rooted in recruiting young volunteers. Fire Explores are those volunteers between the ages of 14 to 18. It may surprise you to learn that even those 14 to 18 years old can volunteer to join the our Explorer Post.

Active volunteer firefighters shall have the opportunity to earn pension-like benefits, as well as
pre-Entitlement Age death and disability benefits, under the Service Award Program.

Keeping Mendon Safe!

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OPEN FLAMES

Do not leave open flames unattended. Some of the leading causes of house fires are candles, cigarettes, and unattended cooking. 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Make sure you have unexpired fire extinguishers throughout your house. Ideally, at least one on each story of your home—especially the kitchen.

SMOKE ALARMS

Keep your smoke alarms fully functional. Statistically, the presence of working smoke alarms reduces the risk of casualties by 50%.

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You can help keep Mendon Fire thriving, either through your monetary donation, or volunteering your time!
Mendon Fire is ready to respond to those in need, 24/7 365 days a year.

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🔥 The Mendon Carnival is BACK!🔥
Join us Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 2nd, 3rd & 4th for the best three days of 2022 in Mendon.
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ɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅꜱ ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴀᴛ 5:30ᴘᴍ
🎟️ Ride Special 6 PM till close
🎆 Fireworks 9:33 PM
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🎵 Brian Tomaszewski 8:30 - 10 PM
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🐔 Chicken BBQ
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🎵 Knight Patrol 7:30 - 11 PM
📻 80’s Night
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🎟️ Ride Special 12 PM till close
🚒 HUGE FIREMAN’S PARADE @ 6:45 PM
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🎵 Moore-Tyrrel-Vaughan 1 - 3 PM
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🎵 Worthy Duncan 8 - 10:30 PM
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#tbt To our Mendon Fire Explorers attentive and absorbing all information possible during their fire safety drills!

Are you interested in Firefighting? Our Mendon Fire Explorers program is open to the youth in our community ages 10-20. If you or someone you know is interested, make sure to join us and learn more about what we do!

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We cannot believe we are less than 30 days out before the Mendon Fire Carnival commences!!

Make sure to check out the Mendon Fire Parade that will take place on Saturday evening, starting at Hopper Hills Way & 251, and will run through the 4 corners of Mendon up Route 64 to the Mendon Fire House. 🚒

For any questions, please visit us at: mendoncarnival.org
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What if myself or someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?

There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These products can be found online and in stores that sell smoke and CO alarms!

Check it out: www.consumerreports.org/smoke-carbon-monoxide-detectors/best-smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-detectors-of-the-year-a9237799621/

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Today we would like to recognize our firefighters on this special day. Each year, Fire Fighters Day is celebrated on May 4th to honor the work done by our firefighter professionals and also professional firefighters across the world.

Thank you all for keeping our community safe for so long!
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Support the Mendon Fire Department with a sponsorship opportunity for your business. We have a wide offering of tiers available for every budget. So make sure to come on out and be a part of a great cause this 2022 season!

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Mendon Carnival 2022 is officially LOADING . . . 🗓

We are less than 6 weeks away - prepare yourself for the best 3 days in Mendon! From carnival rides and games to amazing food and live entertainment, there's always something for everybody!

We can't wait to see you there! 😁
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Our team is filled with hard-working, dedicated and caring individuals. We are committed to providing exceptional service in all emergencies. When you need us, we are here for you!

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