Initiative Brought To You By Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association


Be part of a dynamic community dedicated to protecting and serving over 60 volunteer fire departments in the state of Delaware. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to learn valuable skills, build lasting relationships, and contribute to making your community a safer place for all.

We take pride in being a dedicated organization committed to serving and protecting communities across Delaware. With a long-standing history of bravery, unwavering commitment, and exceptional service to others, we are a community of volunteers constantly seeking individuals who share our passion to “Be The Impact.”

The Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association has dedicated itself to meeting the needs of its member firefighters and their respective counties since 1921.

Our mission is to serve, promote, advocate, coordinate, represent, and support the member Companies’ interests in providing community-based Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical, and other emergency response-related services to the citizens of the State of Delaware.

Volunteering is an incredibly enriching experience where you can learn new skills, make lifelong connections, and play an integral role in keeping your community safe. As a volunteer, you will make a real significant difference in the lives of those around you and work alongside a close-knit group of individuals who share your passion for service. Don’t wait – “Be The Difference”  in your community and join your local department today!

Serve Your Community: Give back to your community meaningfully. You will help protect lives and property and positively impact your community.

Professional Development: Receive extensive training and education to improve your skills and knowledge as a first responder. Earning state certifications can also benefit you in other areas of your professional career and life.

Teamwork: Volunteer firefighting requires a high level of cooperation and collaboration. You will work closely with other firefighters and first responders and build strong bonds with your team.

Personal Growth: Volunteer firefighting can be physically and mentally challenging and help you develop confidence and resilience.

Equipment and Facilities: Volunteer firefighters in Delaware train with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which can help ensure their safety and effectiveness while on the job.

Social Benefits: Meet new people and become part of a community of dedicated individuals. Be more than a volunteer; become family.

Be the Power

Volunteer in the ways that best suit your interests, capabilities and lifestyle.


As a firefighter, you will be responsible for responding to emergency calls and providing fire suppression and rescue services to the residents of Delaware.



As a EMT, you will respond to emergency calls, provide pre-hospital care, and transport patients to medical facilities. You will respond to emergency calls and provide patients with basic life support.

Basic requirements for becoming a firefighter or EMT vary by the local fire company and membership type but generally include the following:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a resident of Delaware Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Physical ability to perform firefighting duties
  • Availability to respond to emergency calls regularly
  • A probationary period of 1 to 2 years to obtain your required certifications and training


Additional opportunities to serve and support Delaware Fire Service

  • Junior and Cadet Firefighter Programs
  • Associate
  • Auxiliary

Answer the call to serve with us!
Start your journey today and discover the benefits of volunteering with one of the 60 departments in the state of Delaware. As a member, you’ll become part of a long-standing tradition of volunteering, receive extensive training for your role, gain valuable experience, and access a supportive network to help you grow personally and professionally. Being a member of the Delaware Volunteer Fire Service could be a pathway to a career in public safety.

In addition, there are several other benefits of becoming a volunteer:

  • State Tax Credit
  • Delaware Volunteer Fire Service Pension Program
  • Workmen’s Compensation
  • Educational Scholarship Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursements
  • Delaware Federal Credit Union Membership
  • Firefighter License Plates
  • Critical Insurance Coverages
  • Free Surf Fishing and State Park Passes.
  • And So Much More!

Be the Impact - Be the Power - Be the Difference

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