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Fire Corps

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Fire Corps volunteer playing victim with a pretend broken ankle during a drill

Since its start in 2004, Fire Corps has helped fire and EMS departments in 49 states to build more capacity by engaging community volunteers to assist in a variety of non-emergency roles. These community volunteers can make a real difference for their local department, both by expanding the services a department can offer and by enabling first responders to focus more on training and response activities. Fire Corps is a partner program under the Citizen Corps initiative and is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Role of Fire Corps

Fire Corps members are not intended as substitutes for fire and emergency service personnel. Members are utilized to support department functions, and receive training appropriate to the duties that they may be called upon to perform. 

The members are utilized to assist emergency management and other related community service functions in non-operational roles as needed.