Can You Fill These Boots?
Special People NeededIt takes a special person to fill the boots of a volunteer firefighter or rescue medic.
“The greatest reward in life is to save a life.”
Answer the Call
Every day Malta’s emergency responders answer the call of our families, friends, and neighbors who are in need of assistance. From car accidents to heart attacks, from house fires to technical rescues, emergency responders are there to protect our lives and property.
Emergency responders are a special type of people, with many different reasons for answering the call of duty. Some like the challenges and the adrenaline rush, while others like to sharpen their emergency skills and techniques. Every one of them volunteers to help someone in need.
First Line of DefenseToday’s emergency responders do far more than put out fires or bandage wounds. Emergency responders are the first line of defense in natural and man-made disasters. They respond to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, specialized rescue situations, and a vast array of emergency medical complaints.
In response to the growing need for new volunteer fire and emergency medical service providers, the Town of Malta has initiated a recruitment campaign for interested citizens to learn how to “answer the call” and serve their community.
Becoming a volunteer emergency responder can be the most rewarding experience of your life and allows you to reach out to someone in need.
Rewards of Being a Firefighter or Medic
Participation as a “volunteer” brings personal rewards and satisfaction, raises self-esteem, and gives a tremendous sense of accomplishment for a job well done. It also involves working as a team under sometimes very difficult circumstances. Assisting your community by being a volunteer firefighter or emergency personnel provides our citizens with valuable services that touch many of their lives in one way or another.
When you become a volunteer for the Fire Department or Emergency Corp, you will:
- Be given responsibility and authority
- Be part of an elite tight-knit team
- Be trained in firefighting and medical rescue
- Be valued and respected by your peers, friends, and neighbors
- Have opportunity for leadership and personal growth
- Participate in fire and emergency decision-making
- Save lives and property