Volunteers Needed!
By Active Member Paul Schlotterbeck
January 5, 2024

The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department takes our responsibility very seriously. Our community is protected by dedicated and committed volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services providers who do their jobs when called upon, even at three o’clock in the morning. Saving lives and protecting property is not an easy task responding to over 1,000 calls a year. We do it willingly and often without recognition.

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service providers are a special kind of people. We are looking for members to help answer the call of duty. The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department has started a new campaign to recruit volunteer members to respond to emergency calls for help and assist with fundraising and administrative duties.

As our community grows, our emergency calls for help increase. Today we respond to far more than fires and vehicle accidents. When someone is having a heart attack, we are there. We answer calls for anything from hazardous materials incidents to sports injuries to boating accidents and fires. We need volunteer members to help us help our community.

Benefits for volunteering include free training and additional trades learned, gear provided for the job, length of service rewards program, state tax deduction, Queen Anne’s County Property tax credit for resident members to name a few.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer member of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department click on the links below for more information and application.

Membership positions: https://www.kivfd.org/content/membership/

Benefits: https://www.kivfd.org/content/benefits/

Application: https://www.kivfd.org/apps/public/database/formAdd.cfm?Form_ID=3