may not want to go into a burning building(or you may want to), but there are plenty of other
helpful things that we need. Very little of our time is spent extinguishing
fires. We spend a lot of time training and providing other services to the
community that most any one can help with. We have a good time, make some good
friends and meet those in the community.
background training is required to be an Active Member, or one show can respond
to emergencies. Most training classes are paid for by the department. After some
basic skills training and administration, members are ready to start with Fire
Fighter 1 or Emergency Medical Technician. Both of these are about 3 months
long, usually one night a week and the occasional Saturday. We have plenty of
members who have the experience, knowledge, and desire to help you with your
skills and knowledge on these, with someone available at any time.
80% of our calls are medical
responses. Medical calls can range from a neighbor having trouble standing up to
a child with their finger stuck in a fan to another neighbor's heart stopping.
The faster a trained medical responder is on the scene, the more likely the
patient is to recover with little permanent damage. An Emergency Medical
Technician or Medical Response Technician arriving on the scene in minutes can
be all the difference in the world! There is nothing better than seeing your
patient smiling and feeling better. These classes are all provided to you by the
department. With a little practice and studying, most people have little problem
passing these classes.
Below are some examples
of jobs you might be able to help with. They are broken up into 2 categories;
during incidents or calls, and other events.
To become a member, print out this
application here. After filling it out,
drop it off at the station on any Monday Evening or mail it to the address
below. Make checks payable to Moosup Fire Department.
Interior or Exterior
Support - Snacks, food, coffee - Provided by our
Services Drivers - Technicians
Fire Prevention &
Fundraisers – Community dinners and
Supervise kitchen duties, cook, serve food, set up, clean up, planning,
scheduling hall for events.
Building and grounds – landscaping and general maintenance at facilities
are always needed
- Software – Programs are never used to their fullest.
- Hardware – There are always glitches when trying to use software in
- Prepare PowerPoint and other training materials
- Record keeping – Maintain records used to
track personnel training, certifications, inventory,
database information, equipment maintenance, hazardous materials
compliance and reporting.
- Accounting – Assist with budget, filing
paperwork, documentation of required forms, financial advice,
- Grant writing - along with tracking grants
and researching available grants.
37 South Main Street
Moosup, CT 06354