Why Volunteer

The fire and EMS service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today. It is this diversity that attracts most men and women to join our ranks. Different people volunteer for different reasons. Some see the volunteer fire service as an alternative to ‘driving a desk by day’ – by allowing them to ‘drive a fire truck at night!’

Many like the feeling they get when they help people in their time of need and some feel it’s their obligation to serve the community. Yet others just want to belong to the team. Whatever motivates you to volunteer – everyone gains the self-satisfaction of being at their best when others are dealing with what is often the worst that life has to offer.

The personal rewards and satisfaction received from what we do is often beyond description. There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.

The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and the property damage we have prevented and reduced.

Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and serious consideration it deserves and decide to join our ranks.

The Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter!

Free Membership

Right to Vote on All Fire Company Business

Right to Hold Elective Office in the Fire Company

Full time Group Life Insurance Coverage

AD&D Insurance

Limited Medical Benefits

Personal assigned Protective Gear

Training and Equipment Provided at No Cost to You

Approved Training Classes at the Shumaker Public Safety Center or a State Certified Training Facility

Learn Life Saving Skills that can Help You and the Ones You Love

Life Experience that will Help You Prepare for Most Any Emergency Situation


Volunteer Recruitment Inquiry Form

Please complete the fields below and a representative from the CHFC Recruitment Committee will contact you within a few days

Stop by the Station on a Training Night

Monday Evenings from

7 pm - 9 pm

2198 Walnut Street
Camp Hill Pa, 17011