We Need Your Help


Why We Need Your Help Our department has no paid employees, only volunteers and membvers. While our volunteers and members are incredibly good at what they do, we often have more work than people to do the work.

Fire Fighters Our fire fighters are a vital part of our department. They risk their lives responding to grass/brush fires, vehicle accidents, swift water rescues, traffic control, and standing over watch during prescribed burns. They also care for and maintain our trucks and equipment. They are required to attend training sessions. They are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings where they can give their unique point of view on important issues. They assist with our Annual Fundraiser. Want to become a firefighter? E-mail our Fire Chief at firechief@fortmckavettvfd.org or attend our meetings.

Our Members  We are looking for new members for our organization that will express new ideas and opinions. It is the members and the Board of Directors, that makes decisions on the operations and expenditures of both the fire department and the community center. Our by-laws call for membership dues of $10 per person per year. Only members can vote on the issues presented at the monthly meetings and for the officers and board members. Only members are permitted to be on the board of directors or an officer. To become a member, attend our meetings and pay your dues. We have meetings on the second Monday of every month except August and December. We usually take a break in August and have a Christmas party in December.

Join a Committee  We have several committees that can always use additional members. There are committees that maintain the building and grounds; coordinate building and RV rentals; handle community relations; and maintain the inventories of kitchen and janitorial supplies. Membership is not required to be on a committee.

Assist with the Annual Fundraiser When we resume our BBQ Cook-off and Fund Raisers we will need volunteers to coordinate the silent and live auctions; coordinate and/or sell raffle tickets; sell department collectables; help serve the noon meal, cook, or assist the cooks; help with clean-up before and after the event; be a judge on the BBQ and chili cook-off; and canvas local area businesses for merchandise that will be auctioned off. You don't need to be a member of the department or a firefighter to assist with the fund raiser.  

As you can see, there are a lot of volunteers needed to successfully run our department. We hope you can find a way to help us.