Step 8: Contribute Additional Skills and Talents
Kendra Weikman & Luther Berge
It is important to bring productive personal skills to the table when you become a volunteer firefighter.
I know at my department, we have volunteers with backgrounds in electrical work, mechanics, plumbing and farming (yes, farming).
Volunteer departments will sometimes work on their own vehicles and equipment if the work is something that can be done at the station. This helps to cut costs and save money that can be put to better use on something else.
In the end, there is always something to do to help your department out. A clean and open station allows for better times hanging out with your fellow firefighters, as well as presents good face to the public.