Volunteer Open Recruitment Information Session
A brief introduction to the opportunities available at the Brighton Fire Department is offered the third Monday in January [1/22/24], April [4/29/24], and October [10/21/24].
Next Meeting January 22, 2024
At 7:00 pm
Brighton Fire Department – Station One
3100 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
Since 1925, Brighton Fire Department has provided the highest value fire-rescue service to our property and home owners by “combining” the benefits of 95 volunteer firefighters with the benefits of 30 career firefighters.
To continue providing that high level of service our community expects, our model depends upon residents and homeowners like you to get involved.
Two Ways to Volunteer
A Rewarding Experience
Being a volunteer firefighter with the Brighton Fire Department is a truly rewarding experience. Not only are you dedicating your time to those in need, but the relationships you will build with the other members and families will last you a lifetime.
Give back to the community in a most unique way
Excitement your day job doesn’t offer
Help neighbors and strangers alike in their time of need
Sense of pride from being part of an elite team
Organized social events for volunteers and their families
Leadership and management opportunities
Learn new skills and make close friends
Be in a profession you never thought of “back then”
Volunteers Needed For:
A Diverse Membership
Our volunteers are diverse in age, backgrounds, and occupations. Attorneys, Business-Owners, Stay-at-home parents, Accountants, Engineers, Retirees, Teachers, Sales Professionals and Pastors have all been part of our team. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to volunteer!
District residency not required
Flexible options for busy families and professionals
Choice of firefighting and non-firefighting roles for new members ages 18-55+
The majority of our members join without any previous experience. Our training programs are designed to educate our new members as well as provide ongoing skill development to our existing members.
Truth in Advertising
At all of our calls — no matter how routine they may be to us — we are are making a difference in people’s lives. But, it wouldn’t be fair to let you think that all we do is fight big fires and rescue babies. Fortunately, there are not many times when we are called to incidents of that severity. The majority of what we do is much less intense. But no matter how “routine” the majority of our work may be to us — we know that it isn’t routine for those who have called us. We happen to think our brother, NY Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos, in his TED Talk, does a great job of telling the story of how even the small things we do make a big difference in the lives of neighbors and strangers alike in their time of need.