How to Become a Fire Safety Volunteer
A fire safety volunteer plays a very important role in keeping people informed of fire safety procedures and protocols. They are used across the country to assist the fire brigade with their work, providing a reference point for residents to help them feel safe in their local area.
The role required of any fire safety volunteer includes the following:
- You will be the person who local residents will speak to if they have any questions or concerns. This means you should be open, approachable and friendly, as this can work wonders for the confidence of those around you. As well as these qualities, you must ensure that you have a good, comprehensive knowledge of fire safety procedures and any specific protocols that are relevant to your area.
- You may be required to travel around your local community, raising awareness of fire safety and helping people to increase their fire safety knowledge. This can range from local schools to elderly residents; passing on vital information can help save lives, so this job is incredibly important.
- Volunteering as a fire safety volunteer means that you are bolstering your CV with a very commendable activity, as well as giving yourself the chance to meet new friends and improve your own fire safety knowledge. Your local fire brigade will offer roles that are flexible and can suit your work and social commitments, meaning you can help out your local community at a time that suits you.
Some programmes you may participate in include:
Home safety assessments – fitting free smoke detectors and giving fire safety advice to residents.
Business safety volunteer – help commercial premises by giving them fire safety advice.
Post fire support team – helping the fire brigade by clearing up any accident sites after they have been visited by the emergency services.
Road safety awareness – helping reduce the number of road traffic collisions by explaining the importance of road safety and how to maintain it.
Cadet leaders – this role includes talking to young people in the local community and helping to increase their fire safety knowledge, as well as other important skills like teamwork.
Skills that are required for the role of fire safety volunteer are:
- Good communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Previous experience of working or volunteering with people in the community is desirable
- Health and Safety awareness
City Fire Protection are proud to provide our customers with fantastic fire protection services and equipment. We supply and install everything from smoke alarms to fire extinguishers and dry risers, ensuring that your premises are as safe as they possibly can be. For more information about our work, please feel free to get in touch with us today.