City of Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department Program
Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, Fayetteville Fire Department is ready for you to serve. Below you’ll find resources and frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer, as well as the first basic steps you might take toward volunteering.
We are looking for non experienced citizens and current Firefighters that would like to volunteer.
Make sure you’re ready to commit. Making the decision to become a volunteer firefighter should not be taken lightly. It requires many hours of training and a strong commitment to service.
You will need to complete the application and background check process. Screening process and required qualifications vary by department.
After you join, the department will usually enter you in a training program. Training will be done at scheduled volunteer meetings conducted by the City of Fayetteville Volunteer Coordinator and training officer. The length of these programs varies, but all firefighters are to take minimum training required by the State of Georgia and City of Fayetteville.
Equipment will be provided. All your required equipment will be provided by the City of Fayetteville Fire Department at no cost to its volunteers.
Chief Harris is a native of Fayette County. He joined the Fayetteville Fire Department as a Volunteer firefighter in 1988 and started his career in 1990. He held numerous positions within the department until becoming Division Chief over Fire Prevention and Life Safety, Training and Support Services in 2017. Chief Harris has taken numerous classes at the Georgia Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. He also has a training Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He is a State of Georgia Emergency Medical Technician, NPQ Instructor level 3 and a Georgia Smoke Diver. He is working toward finishing a degree in Fire Science and has completed the UGA Management Development Program.