Why Volunteer?

The Marcus Hook Trainer volunteer firefighters have a lot in common with other township residents.

We are parents, sons, and daughters. We have full-time jobs, lawns to mow, meals to make, hobbies to pursue.  We work hard as executives, carpenters, police officers, business owners, township employees, coaches, students, engineers and more.

But there are things that set us apart and unite us as a team of first responders our neighbors can depend on:

  • A strong desire to give back to the community we love.
  • The need to act when help is needed.
  • The drive to learn and practice skills that enable us to provide that help.
  • The desire for the camaraderie of being part of a team.

There’s no better feeling than saving someone’s life or property. 

There’s no sense of belonging as strong as fulfilling your role on a highly skilled team. 

There’s nothing as exciting as the adrenaline rush of gearing up, riding toward the scene with lights and sirens blaring, and safely battling the smoke and flames or getting someone involved in an accident to safety.

And there’s no single reason why our members volunteer.  Some love the excitement. Others want to give back. They all have one thing in common, though: They are all a vital part of the community, whether they fight fires or help around the station.

If you have the drive to volunteer in any capacity, here is just a little of what you will get back in return:

  • The satisfaction that comes with knowing you are an important part of keeping your family and friends safe.
  • Free training and the development of new skills that can help in all facets of your life and even prepare you for a possible new career.
  • A sense of belonging by working as a team and building lasting relationships.
  • Satisfaction from your commitment to serving your community in a worthwhile organization.
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