Imagine the sense of pride after saving someone from an emergent medical condition. Picture the self-confidence you’d have after climbing a ladder and entering a burning structure through a 2nd or 3rd floor window. Envision the self-respect after assisting an elderly resident with changing his or her smoke detector battery or teaching a school aged child how to stop, drop and roll!! If any of these sound interesting to you, than the Somers Volunteer Fire Department is for you.
The Somers Fire Department has approximately 70 dedicated members within its ranks. These members are part of four distinct and important divisions that make up the Somers Fire Department “Team”. The four divisions are Fire, EMS, Career Staff, and Auxiliary. Although all Divisions work together, the Fire, EMS, and Auxiliary divisions are made up of volunteer members. These members give countless hours for training and call response for the community. The career staff supplements the volunteers by providing Fire and EMS coverage 12am to 6pm Monday – Friday when most volunteers are out of town as well as a career Firefighter/Paramedic on duty 24/7. Volunteer members may choose to join more then one division: however they must meet the requirements of each division to stay a member in good standing. The Somers Fire Department also has a junior membership known as the “Cadet Program” for teenagers ages 14 – 17 years old interested in the Fire / EMS service.
Take a look at this video and learn what being a part of the Somers Fire Department TEAM is all about!