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] welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on