Volunteer Internships are available to area residents and are geared toward gaining experience and training for future firefighters.
New Waverly, Tx
So you think you want to be a volunteer firefighter or maybe want to enhance your chances of landing a position as a career firefighter? The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department may have just the program that will help you gain experience and prepare for a future as a firefighter.
As the greater Houston area continues to grow, local communities are looking for ways to increase services and many are moving away from traditional all Volunteer Fire Departments. Many local Fire Departments are now operating as a combination department with both Volunteer and Paid staff, while some larger Departments are now fully staffed by career firefighters.
In response to this growth and increasing demand for emergency services, the New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department has transitioned into a combination department operating 3 stations in Walker County Emergency Services District #2 in southern Walker County. The NWVFD is now offering a new non-traditional program aimed at both improving the level of service provided, but also offering the opportunity to gain job experience and training for anyone interested in serving as either a Volunteer or Career firefighter.
In order to qualify for the internship program, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live within 30 minutes of the Emergency Services District and be willing to commit to at least two 12 hour shifts a month working alongside New Waverly Firefighters and EMTs serving the community. Training and equipment are provided, as well as the opportunity to experience the life of a firefighter, both at the station and in the field.
For those interested in a career as a firefighter, these internships offer an opportunity to gain valuable job experience in an increasingly competitive job field. An NWVFD internship also offers the opportunity to volunteer as a firefighter for those who may live in an area where there are limited or no volunteer opportunities.
For more information or to receive an application contact the NWVFD at (936) 344-6911 or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org