If you live in the Mico area and would like to donate some time for a worthwhile community cause, please consider volunteering to become a firefighter. Both men and women are welcome. We would love to have some local youngsters join our group.
Even if you have a full-time job, as many of us do, you can still find ways to contribute to this important effort. With the current trend of urban sprawl into our area, we are going to need increasing numbers of volunteers.
We will provide training and protective gear, and you can get to know your neighbors, while making an important contribution to the community.
There are also other ways you can contribute — BBQ fundraiser, grant writing, apparatus maintenance, facility maintenance.
Just drop us an e-mail — be sure to give us your name, address, home telephone and mobile phone numbers as applicable. Tell us your area of interests. Someone will get in touch with you soon.
See the calendar for the schedule of training sessions.
Join our Board of Directors!
Board members must live in the coverage area, the same as our volunteer firefighters, and the term is for 2 years.
President – Presides over all meetings and has general and active management of Department business, making sure that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried out. The President appoints all committees, subject to Board approval. The President has co-signatory authority on all bank accounts and overall responsibility for the management of the Department.
Vice President – Performs the duties of the President in his/her absence, and is the Chairperson of the Grievance and Fund Raising Committees.
Secretary – Attends all meetings and records proceedings of the Department, keeping them filed in a book. The Secretary gives notice of meetings of the Board and other duties assigned by the Board President. The Secretary maintains all records and reports of the Department, such as minutes, annual reports, grant applications, correspondence, current member roster, etc. He/she issues membership cards upon receipt of annual dues donations. The Secretary prepares reports at the end of the year as prescribed by the Board, prepares business correspondence with other agencies such as law enforcement, fire departments, etc.
Treasurer – Maintains custody of all financial records and department funds. He/she oversees the full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in electronic or paper books belonging to the Department. He/she oversees the deposit of all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Department. The Treasurer oversees the disbursement of funds approved by the Board, ensuring proper receipts are received. The Treasurer gives a report on the financial status of the Department, with detailed budget vs. actual income and expenses, at each business meeting, with a written report being filed for audit. He/she presents the Department’s proposed Operating Budget for the upcoming year at the June or July Board meeting, and makes a written report to the Board, detailing the Department’s financial activity for the previous year, no later than the February Board meeting. The Treasurer is responsible for preparing all financial reports required by contractual agreements.