Granville Volunteer Fire Department

Proudly serving Granville and the surrounding communities since 1951.

How can you help your community?

Being a part of the fire department does not necessarily mean you will be eating smoke or treating a car accident victim. There are many other ways to help your local fire department, some of them do not relate to emergency scenes at all. We will begin with the most obvious.

Become a Firefighter . . . 

Even this level of operation has a few sub-levels to it. Firefighters can be broken down into interior, fire ground, and driver/operator. 

Interior Firefighters - Firefighters which participate in interior fire suppression, search and rescue operations, HAZ-MAT operations, vehicle fires, and any other "hot zone" activities that require an air pack. 

Exterior Firefighters - Firefighters that do not wear an air pack, but can help with raising ladders, pulling hose, vehicle extrication, search and rescue, wild land fires, etc.

Become an Emergency Medical Responder . . .

Emergency medical responders (EMR's) show up to medical calls ahead of the ambulance to stabilize and package the patient before the ambulance arrives. That way, in an ideal situation, the patient can be loaded in the ambulance when it arrives and take off quickly. This makes the entire process more efficient. EMR's also respond to motor vehicle crashes and fire scenes do to the high likelihood of injury, and to check on our firefighting personnel.

Join the Fire Department Auxiliary . . .

The fire department auxiliary includes all members of the community who join to support the organization overall through fundraising, grant writing, administration, shelter organization, and more. Those on the auxiliary might help gather donations of clothing for families displaced by fire or help them find a temporary place to live. During extended emergencies an auxiliary member might help provide emergency personnel and the public with food and water.

Those who wish to join as an auxiliary member are still subject to the same rules as front line responders and still undergo a criminal background check, but they are not required to attend regular training at this time. Auxiliary personnel will have access to specific training such as traffic flagging and CPR and can assist the department in that manner if needed.