Media Release

County Seeks Volunteers for Fire Corps

Friday, May 9, 2014 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Fire Rescue’s Emergency Management Division is seeking volunteers to help establish a volunteer Fire Corps program. Applications will be accepted between May 12 and August 29, 2014.

The Fire Corps creates opportunities for citizens to give back to their community by providing non-emergency support to their local Fire Rescue department. From creating websites to promoting life safety education or offering administrative assistance, volunteers can help the community become safer and better prepared for natural disasters, terrorist threats, and other emergencies.

Fire Corps, a component of the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizen Corps program, is a national grassroots effort to increase the capacity of volunteer, career and combination fire and EMS departments through the use of community volunteers. Fire Corps provides resources for departments to utilize volunteers in non-emergency roles so they can develop, implement and sustain programs and services that will help their department meet the needs of their community.

Click to find out more about the Fire Corps.

Click to apply for the Fire Corps online.

For more information or to become a Fire Corps volunteer, contact Alachua County Emergency Management Emergency Management Coordinator, Ebbin Spellman at 352-264-6500 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).