Volunteer 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.

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


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


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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We provide fire, rescue, and first responder emergency medical service to the citizens of the Mendon Fire District in the town of Mendon, New York.

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The 2023 Mendon Fire Carnival commences in less than 10 DAYS! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a weekend filled with endless fun and excitement.

✅ Ride Specials
✅ Fireworks
✅ Live Music
. . . and much, much more!

You don't want to miss out!
For more info, please visit: Mendoncarnival.org

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Be the hero in your local community and volunteer as a Mendon Firefighter! You will build strong bonds with fellow volunteers, gain valuable skills, and help protect lives and property. 🔥

Join us today and make a difference in the lives of those around you:
👉 Mendonfd.org/volunteer

Also feel free to send questions to President Mike Arman at [email protected]

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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 2023 season!

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🗣️ Just announced! Get ready for a finger-licking good time as Chicken BBQ will be at the 2023 Mendon Carnival on Friday, June 2nd, starting at 5pm 🍗

Experience the ultimate BBQ chicken dinner, loaded with all the fixings (only while supplies last!!!). A portion of the profits will be donated to support local charities supported by the Auxiliary. How cool!

We're super fired up to see you and your family at the carnival this year. Stay tuned for more updates at: Mendoncarnival.org

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Mendon Firefighters work closely with other emergency response agencies, most particularly the police and emergency medical service, as their role may overlap with both.

💻 Mendonfd.org

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The Mendon Fire Department Carnival is an annual tradition that always brings the community together. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and just have a good time. There's something for everyone at the carnival - from rides and games to delicious food and live entertainment. We can't wait to see you there!

Sponsorship Opportunities 👉 mendoncarnival.org/sponsorship-packages
Carnival Info 👉 mendoncarnival.com

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🔥 Make an impact in your community and become a volunteer firefighter! Dedicating yourself to protecting the safety of others is incredibly rewarding.

Find out how YOU can get involved at Mendonfd.org/volunteer - be part of something great today!

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