More Than Just a Fire Department

Give Back to Your Community and Volunteer

Volunteer for the excitement and challenges of the job. Volunteer to find a new sense of value inside YOURSELF. Volunteer to do something that YOU believe matters. The rewards for volunteering are bigger than YOU can even imagine.

The Whitesboro Fire Department is a 100% volunteer fire department.

We provide fire and EMS services to the 13,500 residents of the Village of Whitesboro and the Town of Whitestown. We don’t just save lives and property – we also save the community hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year by providing the most important part of any emergency response – the trained rescuers – for free. Every day, the dedicated men and women of the Whitesboro Volunteer Fire Department proudly put their lives on hold to answer a neighbor’s call for help. This fact distinguishes the volunteer fire service from other municipal services.

Serving our community for over 125 years, as well as providing mutual aid to communities that surround our depart members the opportunity to train and work with some of the best volunteer firefighters around using state-of-the-art equipment.

We pride ourselves on our Junior Firefighter Program, accepting 16 and 17-year-olds into this positive youth program. These volunteers perform limited activities per New York State law and safety regulations, but they gain a passionate mentor who will encourage their growth and future endeavors. We are pleased to share that several members have progressed through our Junior Program and have entered into a fire protection technology program, leading them to a fulfilling career in the fire service.

Whitesboro Fire Department Firefighters

As a volunteer member of the Whitesboro Volunteer Fire Department, you will have the honor of serving your community in emergencies. Additionally, all members work with other highly dedicated volunteers and interact with numerous local, state, and national fire and rescue organizations, including the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY).

Interested volunteers should bring a passion for the mission and a desire to make a difference. We invite you to join our team.