Common Myths about being a firefighter

Being a firefighter is not safe.
Not really. Being a firefighter does include some inherent risks, but so does driving to work. Jonesville takes enormous strides and spends millions of dollars in equipment and training to ensure incidents remains as absolutely safe as possible.

I have no training or experience, so I can’t help.
Wrong! All training is provided at absolutely no cost. After completing some basic training in fire department operations, you may also opt to continue on and specialize in any of the following: Firefighting, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Hazardous Materials.

I could never find time to volunteer.
Not so. There are some very simple requirements, but you can volunteer as much or as little as you desire beyond that. Our requirements are that all new firefighters complete a basic class in firefighting, then firefighters attend about 50 calls per year, and attend some training drills per year. Most members enjoy the experience so much that they frequently choose to do more.

I’m not like anyone in a Fire Department. I would never fit in.
If you have a desire to help the community, then you fit in. We are an extremely diverse department. Our members have included men and women in the following professional fields:

  • Advertising
  • Auto Repair
  • Central Air/Heat/AC
  • Doctor
  • Educator
  • Electrical/Gas Power
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, & Nuclear)
  • Executive Management
  • Farming
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Health and Safety
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Information/Computer Technology
  • Lawyer
  • Maintenance
  • Military
  • Paid EMT/Paramedic
  • Paid Firefighter
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pilot
  • Plumbing
  • Police Officer
  • Politics
  • Production
  • Retail
  • Retiree
  • Sales
  • Student
  • Transportation & Shipping

See yours here? We welcome your addition.

Want more information? Please contact the Jonesville Fire District Office at 518-877-8100 or click Join Us.