Georgetown department seeks EMTs, firefighters

The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department needs more volunteers, according to 2nd Lt. Hal Gourad.

“We especially need EMTs,” he said.

The department will invest time and money into training new volunteers.

“We urge people to show up and talk to a member. We’re open to any question,” said Mr. Gourad.

There are monthly meetings on Monday’s at 7 p.m.

“We’ll give you a tour, talk about training — I joined three years ago and I can’t imagine my life without it,” he said. “It’s the most fulfilling thing.”

So far this year the department has responded to 700 emergency calls where an engine or ambulance has been dispatched, he said.

“We are quite busy with the resources we have,” he said. “There is a length of time with training. They have to take classes and be certified, but the department will pay for that. The skills learned are priceless and can be used on a daily basis.”

Mr. Gourad said members form a camaraderie from being part of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information visit gtownfire.org or call 203-544-8800.

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