Gardner Lake 
Volunteer Fire Company 

Salem, CT
429 Old Colchester Rd, Salem, Ct
Recruitment -  We Need Each other
16 Reasons To Become A Volunteer Firefighter

Why do people volunteer to become firefighters?  

Here is a list of what we feel are the top 16 reasons in no particular order:

 1.To continue or start a family tradition.

 2.To learn new skills.

 3.A desire to help others.

 4.To gain or enhance leadership skills.

 5.The need for camaraderie – Brotherhood-Sisterhood.

 6.To serve the community.

 7.To do something different from your job.

 8.To meet new people with the same interest as you.

 9. It builds character.

 10.To fill the needs of a hobby or pastime.

 11.To contribute expertise or knowledge.

 12.To gain recognition.

 13.To make a difference.

 14.To further personal growth and self-esteem.

 15.To fill a need for achievement.

 16.Tax incentive. 




Even if you can't volunteer with Gardner Lake, please volunteer near your home/work.  Your help is needed!
"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve"
-- Martin Luther King
Brian Williams recounts his Volunteer firefighter experience.  CLICK HERE.
"You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you."

-- Brian Williams

Even if you can't volunteer with Gardner Lake, please Click Above to volunteer near your home/work.

Your help IS needed!