Why

Volunteer

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.

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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Save Lives

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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Our team is 100% volunteer and is filled with hardworking, 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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The Mendon Fire Department was established in 1932 -- providing fire, rescue, and first responder emergency medical services to the citizens of Mendon, New York. Join us to help protect families, friends, and neighbors with Mendon Fire.

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Thank you, Greg, for your service over the past 15 years! If you have any doubts about volunteering with the Mendon Fire Department, consider Greg’s example of what is possible.

Start your fire journey today by learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter with Mendon Fire!

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This week is Child Passenger Safety Week.

Mendon Fire is here to respond to emergencies, and we want your little ones to stay safe in the event of an accident.

Car seats and boosters are one of the easiest ways to keep your child safe. Get the right car seat, register it, and get help checking your seat to ensure maximum safety.

For more information, visit: Nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats

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Fire extinguishers are extremely important as they are most commonly used for fire protection. 🔥

Do you know how to properly use a fire extinguisher? If not, just remember to P.A.S.S.!

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The value of community interaction is truly priceless! If you have the heart and spirit to make your community a better place, volunteer with the Mendon Fire Department!

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There will always be a need for people who care, who help, and who heal. As firefighters, we do more than fight fires. Our volunteer firefighters are trained and equipped professionally to fight for and protect the Mendon community with pride!

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