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.

Download our "Prospective Member Guide" to learn more about volunteering at the Camp Hill Fire Department.

Camp Hill Fire Recruitment Video

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



Camp Hill Fire Department accepts volunteer applications throughout the year. Men and women must be between the ages of 18 and 70 and hold a valid Pennsylvania driver's license. A volunteer must reside in the Camp Hill Borough OR within a mile radius of the Camp Hill Borough.


The Camp Hill Fire Department is all volunteer firefighters, and it is vital that there is a sufficient pool of volunteers available to respond to the various calls for help.


Volunteers carry pagers, giving them the freedom to go about their regular activities even when on call. Additionally, there is a business meeting each month, and approximately 46 training drills each year.

No training is required in order to sign up as a volunteer. After new recruits join the Company, they participate in training drills covering basic firefighting skills. During their first year of service, volunteers must complete the State of Pennsylvania Fire Fighter I course. After Fire Fighter I certification, training continues each month to keep skills current.

Interested in Volunteering with us.

Please email us at join@camphillfire.org and include name, phone, and home address or complete this Volunteer Membership Form.  Thank You!

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

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