We need your help! If it weren’t for volunteers, three-fourths of the United States, including Gumtree, would be without adequate fire and emergency medical protection. Few jobs offer the challenges and rewards that volunteer fire, rescue and emergency services offer. This business is not for everyone. You need courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills; and to be able to conquer new and diverse challenges.

* As a volunteer you will be trained to react with confidence to all sorts of emergency situations.
* The rewards in the emergency services are incredible…if you consider respect and appreciation reward enough.
* Saving a neighbor’s home or farm from being destroyed by fire. Rescuing a child from possible injury or death. These are the rewards that we, as volunteers, experience every day.

If you have the desire to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and believe that you have what it takes to meet the challenges, join the team that protects the lives and homes in Gumtree and surrounding communities.

Who are the volunteers?

They are people just like you, men and women of all ages, from all walks of life. They give back to their community by donating themselves, their time, their talent, care and concern.

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Videos provided by the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association

For more information on how to become a volunteer firefighter, call 1-800-FIRE-LINE or your local volunteer fire department. For more information about the volunteer fire service, visit www.nvfc.org.