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Mar
30
2020
Infrastructure & Services
Miami Township Fire-Rescue is in need of volunteers. (Photo via mtfr.org)

Miami Township Fire-Rescue is seeking volunteers, and will hold an informational open house on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for those interested. (Photo via mtfr.org)

MTFR seeks volunteers at open house

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Miami Township Fire-Rescue, or MTFR, is looking for community volunteers willing to commit the time needed to train to become a firefighter and/or emergency medical technician. Currently, the department is short of its optimum volunteer staffing level, which can affect the department’s ability to provide efficient and cost-effective services to the community.

The department will hold an open house for Miami Township, Bath Township, Yellow Springs and Clifton residents interested in volunteering on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the fire station on Corry Street. The event will give community members the opportunity to learn about volunteering, tour the station and meet current members. Additional information about the open house is available on the department’s Facebook page.

“We rely on our volunteers to respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week alongside our career and part-time members,” Chief Colin Altman stated in a press release. MTFR pays for all training, uniforms and equipment. Miami Township reimburses volunteers on a per-call basis for their time, as well as for attending training. The department also provides worker’s compensation, supplemental accident insurance and a fitness center.

MTFR is currently comprised of 17 volunteer, eight part-time and six career members.

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