Become a Volunteer
There are many ways to volunteer with the Brighton Fire Department – whether on-scene, behind-the-scenes, or in the community – we can use your help!
• Traditional Volunteer Membership (ages 18-65+) - Learn more below, or Fill out our volunteer form.
• BFD Explorer Program (High School students 14-18)
• Brighton Fire Department Live-In Bunker Program (College students 18+)
A Tradition of Service
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.
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”
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.
Volunteer Open Recruitment Session
A brief introduction to the opportunities available at the Brighton Fire Department is offered the third Monday in January, March, June, and October.
starts at 7:00pm
BFD Station One
3100 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
30 minute presentation, 30 minute tour, and a 30 minute Q&A
Meet other volunteers, too! No RSVP required.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR:
Non-Firefighting On-Scene Support
Community Education & Outreach
EVEN MORE BENEFITS
Making a difference in your community is its own reward, but joining our team can also give you access to some exciting benefits as well. In support of our hard-working volunteers, some of our valued community partners offer discounts and benefits to our members, such as an interest-free home loan program, and low- to no-cost membership to the JCC.