Are You Interested in Being a Volunteer Firefighter ?
The City View Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a not for profit corporation charged with providing fire-rescue-first responder service in the City View-Talleys response area in eastern Forsyth County and assisting other departments and emergency services providers. The department operates from two stations, one at 4664 Old Belews Creek Road and one at 656 Hopkins Road. We are staffed primarily by volunteers with some minimal part time staffing. The department is funded by a fire tax district and operates from an annual line item budget as approved by the County Commissioners. The Fire Service is heavily regulated and we strive to base our operations on recognized standards.
The volunteer fire department depends upon dedicated individuals who are willing to make a significant commitment of their time and talents. This involves completing an application, background checks and other eligibilities required by law. Once the initial process is completed you will attend an orientation session and then begin the recruit training program and certification classes on a weekly bases. The member must provide their own transportation and time. The department will provide on duty insurance coverage, uniforms and protective equipment, training supplies and materials. Membership is voluntary with no compensation for time as you attend meetings, training classes and calls. Safety and insurance standards dictate minimum training and attendance requirements. The department has various divisions to include certified firefighters ages 18 and up, support personnel who engage in various support activities but are not interested in front line firefighting and a junior/cadet program for ages 13 to 17 to develop life skills and community service values. All divisions are critical to the success of the department. Being a volunteer member is a significant challenge and commitment but a very life changing and rewarding experience. We work to make the commitment as compatible as possible with today’s life styles. If this sounds like a challenge you wish to find out more about please contact us for a membership packet at Recruit Request . Please remember that we are a volunteer organization and are not in the office daily so our processing times can be extended.