If you're already trained as a firefighter or
EMS technician, that's great. If you're interested, but not yet
trained, that's fine too! We'll gladly provide the necessary
training to get you up to speed. In our department we have
positions for the following kinds of folks:
Technicians: Provide ambulance and emergency
medical services. They take at least 140 hours of training, and
respond to a wide range of situations including car crashes,
heart attacks, injured persons, difficulty breathing,
childbirths, and more. EMT's may perform stand-by services,
providing first aid at community events, football games,
fire/rescue services -- they respond to everything from brush
fires to structure fires, and car crashes to hazardous materials
incidents. They spend many hours training and practicing to keep their skills sharp.
If fighting fires or doing ambulance calls isn't your cup of
tea, we can use your help behind the scenes as
an Associate or Auxiliary member. If
you can have any other talent which
will help our department, we'd love to hear from you!
Fire Police: Help keep
responders safe by setting up traffic controls at emergency
scenes. While some fire police members are cross-trained, they
generally do not participate directly in firefighting or patient
Help the volunteers that help you. The Auxiliary supports
and gives aid to the volunteers to the Fire Department.
Explorer Post 46 is a stepping stone and a great learning point
for many teens who would like to give back to our community. They
will learn what it takes to be a firefighter or an EMT and the
skills required. Explorers wishing to "step Up" to a
firefighter at the age of 18 must be a Cromwell Resident.
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