These Things We Do So That Others May Live
Firefighting is a calling, but don’t just take it from us…
Volunteer Firefighter 2:22
Cris Acosta explains whats important to him and why he answers the call to service in his community.
Mark Bezos 4:40
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn’t go quite as expected.
Being apart of MBVFD is satisfying and rewarding, but our standards are compromised...
Different people volunteer for different reasons. Action oriented people enjoy the excitement and adrenaline rush that emergency services has to offer. Some see the volunteer fire service as an alternative to ‘driving a desk by day’ – by allowing them to ‘drive a fire truck at night!’
Many like the feeling they get when they help people in their time of need and some feel it’s their obligation to serve the community. Yet others just want to belong to the team. Whatever motivates you to volunteer – everyone gains the self-satisfaction of being at their best when others are dealing with what is often the worst that life has to offer.
We realize that firefighting is not for everyone, but we believe that volunteering can be. There is plenty of work to be done on or behind the scene – including supporting the frontlines.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from what we do is often beyond description. There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.
The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and the property damage we have prevented and reduced.
Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and serious consideration it deserves, and decide to join our ranks.
As a Melbourne Beach Firefighter…
Here’s What To Expect
Your community and fellow firefighters will rely on you to provide high quality service no matter the situation. It should be expected that the highest level of commitment and training be at the forefront of all volunteers no matter your age, experience, position or education.
Additionally, supplemental training is always stressed in order to raise the standards and provide the highest level of service and protection to the town of Melbourne Beach through additional courses offered by national fire education, certification courses which can be classroom or on-line.More About Training & Education
Training for the Melbourne Beach Fire Department is an aggressive process. Anyone wishing to become a firefighter for Melbourne Beach will have to complete several essential types of training:
- Blood-borne Pathogens Training
- Marine Rescue
- Ground Crew Training
- Fire Dept. & Apparatus Familiarization
Once successful completion of these training modules, you will be enrolled in further training that is required for the frontlines:
- Firefighter 1 Course (For State Certification)
- Emergency Medical Responder (Required for FF1 Certification)
Additional Training Includes:
- Weekly Department Fire & Marine Training
- Support Staff Training
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Volunteer's Average Savings for Citizens
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Without those willing to sacrifice their time and lives, Americans would pay higher property taxes to cover fully staffed departments. So as Volunteers our time saves money, property and lives.
We have an overwhelming impact throughout our community thanks to our service, events and outreach. Whether educating fire prevention or inspiring young minds, Melbourne Beach Firefighters make a difference daily.