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      Wanted: Fire Safety Education Volunteers

      The Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office is currently recruiting volunteers interested in educating residents about home fire safety as part of its citizen volunteer Fire Corps program.

      Fire Corps is a nationwide partner program of Citizen Corps. It is designed to provide citizen advocates with a mechanism to support their local Fire Department through a donation of their time and talents. By working together, Fire Corps provides a well-rounded approach to supporting our community’s emergency fire/EMS services.

      Fire Corps is not a volunteer firefighter program. Instead, it is variety of important and creative projects in which almost anyone can actively participate.

      Volunteers would work directly with Fire Marshal Office staff visiting city residents' homes and sharing information with them about how to prevent the three most common causes of home fires in Vancouver: cooking, smoking and candles. "We rely on our Fire Corps volunteers to help us connect with and educate our citizens about fire and life safety," said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

      "Anyone who is interested in helping to make our city safer is encouraged to apply." Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be at least 16 years old, pass a background check, complete Fire Corps training and be willing to commit to participating in five volunteer events and attend a minimum of seven monthly meetings per year. Applications will be accepted through the end of March.

      To learn more and to apply, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/firecorps. Contact Info: Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal 360-487-7202 [email protected]

       

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          Wanted: Fire Safety Education Volunteers

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