A little bit about us.....
The Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department consists of local community members. Currently, we have 21 firefighters but are always in need of new members. The Department responds to a variety of emergency situations as well as medical emergencies and mutual aid response. We are committed to helping our community, and are on call 24/7/365!
Our training takes place every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm. We encourage anyone who may be interested to stop by any Tuesday evening and see what is involved. You can also pick up an application at the Village office. It is a big time commitment but the rewards of helping out your community are wonderful.....and we are a fun bunch to hang out with too!
If you would like more information about becoming a firefighter or our junior firefighter program, visit our contact us page and we will fill you in.
A NOTICE TO THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE
We feel honored and privileged to be able to serve you.
* It has been an ongoing concern that the NB911 call-taking service does not always include us as a first call-out on emergencies that you expect us to attend. This is a broken system protocol that can leave rural NB fire departments un-notified. We have lodged complaints/concerns to Public Safety NB in the past.
* If you are reporting a non-fire emergency (such as an auto accident with injuries, gas leak, life threatening medical incident etc.) to 911 and if you are assuming that we will be responding, ask the 911 call-taker to:
“Please Send Dorchester Fire-Rescue as well as any other required emergency services”
With concern for your safety
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OPEN (FIRE) HOUSE! SEPTEMBER 2&9 @ 7pm
Have you ever wondered what really goes on in a firehouse?
How the equipment works? What it takes to be a Volunteer Fire Fighter or First Responder?
Whether you are 5 or 75 we invite you to come down to the Dorchester Firehouse at 1 Church St and enjoy some Fire Fighter Games with our local team of dedicated volunteers! Give us a chance to show off our equipment and abilities, letting you know more about what services we provide to our community. We love to play with water! So come on over and share a laugh or two!
We are also excited to let you know we have spots open on the team. Dorchester Fire Department volunteers aren’t superheroes, (well, maybe a little bit), we are just regular Joe and Jane’s from our town, who were willing to stand up and take the training. We are Moms and Dads, aunts, uncles and little brothers who meet together on Tuesday nights for a couple hours each week. We train to the same level as our brothers in the paid departments and bring the same dedication to the job. When you have a fire emergency in Dorchester, it won’t be a stranger that pulls up to your door. It will be your friends and neighbours. It may even work out that one of our trained First Responders show up before the fire truck! What a difference it can make in a stressful situation to see a familiar face within minutes of the call. Would you like to be that face for someone else? Don’t worry, we won’t let you go into a fire or other emergency until you are ready and we will always have your back when you do go.
Hey and let’s not forget our Junior Firefighters! Did you know we have a Junior program that is open to youth over the age of 16? The Juniors train alongside our members most nights, there are some things that we have them stand back for, (don’t worry Moms), but they will get a great overall training and sense of accomplishment for being part of the team. Our Juniors won’t be able to go into fires, however they will get excellent team building skills, physical training, life skills and be in great shape to enter the Fire Department when they are 18.
So come on down Tuesday September 2nd or 9th at 7pm either night and have some fun!