Truro looks to recruit call firefighters

Basic Firefighter Recruit Program set to start in September

The Truro Fire Chief is seeking residents interested in becoming call firefighters. According to a Truro Fire Department release, a Basic Firefighter Recruit Program is being planned for September.

Recruits will be trained locally and will each be certified to answer a variety of calls including structure and wildland fires, auto accidents, hazardous material (hazmat) occurrences and medical emergencies.

"Call firefighters often speak of the special camaraderie that comes from being a part of a dedicated and professional team of first responders," said Chief Brian Davis.

Although the Truro Fire Department does have a small staff, the department primarily depends on volunteer personnel.

Last summer, the town brought in Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to evaluate the town's fire department.  In a presentation to selectmen and the Truro Fire Rescue Advisory Committee, Ed Walker of MRI said the department maintains an excellent apparatus set and public facility, but the "numbers for on-call personnel are below what a fire service organization needs."

To learn more about the recruitment program, contact Chief Davis at 508-487-7548 or [email protected]


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