If you find that the medical field is not working for you then you need to become an emergency medical technician (EMT). By riding on an ambulance you can help patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries for shorter duration periods. You don’t have to be stuck in a building to provide patient care. You can challenge yourself to provide care in various environments with fire fighters and paramedics. Your contribution to the community is elevated and you can get free training to improve your skills. Join Us!! Come to our Drill Nights on Mondays at 7 pm at 3900 Old Silver Hill Road in Suitland Maryland.
Yes, the badge of honor is real and you can earn one. In fact there is a world where honorable people do honorable things and are recognized for it. We all have a need to live a life of distinction and achievement. You have come upon this message because you seek to lead a life worthy of recognition. The forces of the universe which seeks to help you on your path bought you to this site. It’s ok indulge yourself. Come Join Us!!! Have a life filled with praise and thanks for all the good work you do.
Many people who serve say they don’t volunteer for the thanks and the recognition. That ok for them. Don’t deprive yourself of all those things that come with service. The inner satisfaction, the self gratification and of course the badge of honor. You deserve being connected to a team and an organization that will guarantee you more than the average 15 minutes of fame. Why you can have fortune and fame in the Fire Service!
Come to our drill night which occurs each Monday at 3900 Old Silver Hill Road in Suitland. Our drill and training start at 7 pm.
At 4:02 am I received pictures of the new Probationers responding to a car fire on South Bound Branch Avenue. These members who have just completed fire fighter 1 training got to put their skills to use. We need more new volunteers to take the training to help the citizens during disasters and emergencies. Come Join Us!
Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad
3900 Old Silver Hill Road
Training on Monday Nights at 7pm
Come and Meet the Team!!!
If you spend more time on your devices and “Smart Phone” than you do volunteering your time in the Community then you know what you need to do. You enjoy this free society because people make sacrifices everyday for you. The guardians of our way of life want to keep the cycle of volunteering going and you can do your part. You may not think you have what it takes to be involved in emergency services but you would be surprised. We at the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad are here to help bring out the best in you. We have volunteer opportunities that range from fire fighter, emergency medical technician, administrative support, social media manager, training coordinator, recruiting, grants manager and much more.
We know that people are looking for opportunities to serve effectively. We appreciate our volunteers and we recognize them for their contributions. We recognize that people want to be a part of an organization where members are there for each other. We hope that you will visit us to see if our organization is right for you. So the next time you drive by our fire station or are in the area visit us at 3900 Old Silver Hill Road in Suitland Maryland. Come meet the team on Mondays where our training takes place starting at 7 pm. Come Join Us!
If you are seeking to get hired in the Fire Service then you need to understand the characteristics and general background of those you are competing with. Don’t dream of being a fire fighter or emergency service provider without knowing key facts. Consider the following.
NFPA Survey findings
NFPA estimates there were approximately 1,056,200 local firefighters in the US in 2017. Of the total number of firefighters 373,600 (35%) were career firefighters and 682,600 (65%) were volunteer firefighters.
Most of the career firefighters (72%) worked in communities that protected 25,000 or more people. Most of the volunteer firefighters (95%) were in departments that protected fewer than 25,000 people.
In 2017, 77,900, or 7%, of the firefighters were female. Of the career firefighters 13,400 (4%) were female firefighters. There were 64,500 volunteer firefighters who were female, 9% of the total number of volunteer firefighters.
There are an estimated 29,819 fire departments in the U.S. Of these, 2,785 (9%) departments were all career, 2,316 (8%) were mostly career, 5,405 (18%) were mostly volunteer and 19, 313 (65%) were all volunteer.
Nationwide 39% of fire departments provided no emergency medical services, 46% provided basic life support (BLS) and 16% provided advanced life support (ALS).
The numbers are strong in one direction. If you want to get a position in the fire service you need to have experience. The only way you can get experience before you are hired is to VOLUNTEER.
Check out these Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quick Facts: Firefighters
2018 Median Pay
$49,620 per year
$23.85 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016
Job Outlook, 2016-26
7% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26
Most applicants for the fire departments in this area have the required postsecondary nondegree award known simply as a certification. The State of Maryland pays for individuals to complete the certification process but you must be a volunteer to qualify. Most people understand that you have to go to college (pay them) to get a degree and years later you qualify for a job.
We at the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department provide the same postsecondary education and skills training but it is at no cost. If you want to know more contact us by going to our apply now section and fill out the form. Come by on our training nights which are held on Mondays to meet the training team and the students currently going through the certification process. (3900 Old Silver Hill Road in Suitland) Don’t just wish and dream that you can get hired. Position yourself to get the position by volunteering! Now Hiring,