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The Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department is always seeking to enlarge its ranks with individuals from all ages and walks of life. The strength of our organization comes from the diverse life experiences of our members. The first step in joining is walking through the bay doors. We have plenty of space. Join the crew today!
For more information about your local FD, contact us:
Village Office Hours:
Call: (716) 386-4398
To learn more about training opportunities with BPVFD
Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer
Volunteer first responders help their fellow citizens in times of need. They enjoy a sense of accomplishment, achievement, and pride in the work they do. In addition, volunteers learn new skills, make new friends, become a part of a team, give back to their community, and make a real difference.
Some states, localities, and departments offer tangible benefits to their volunteers. These vary greatly, but examples may include pay per call, specialized/technical training, reimbursements for items such as food or gas, tax exemptions or deductions, insurance coverage, tuition assistance, live-in programs for college students, seasonal bonuses, business discounts, uniforms and department paraphernalia, or awards programs.
Contact your local department to learn about specific benefits they offer.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Program (Click for more information)
Training & Education Programs (Click for more information)
Scholarships (Click for more information)
Free Museum Admission (Click for more information)
Service Recognition (Click for more information)
Our Credit Union is chartered to serve the financial needs of members, immediate family members and employees of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and the Firemen's Home, volunteer organizations such as fire departments, districts, fire companies, EMS and ambulance squads. Also included are members of LAFASNY, as well as employees, State, Department, and Personal members of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).
We distinguish ourselves through excellence in member service while remaining financially sound for our member-owners.
Dedication: Run by volunteer firemen for the volunteer fire service
Excellence: Achieve excellence in all aspects of delivering financial services
Innovation: Cost-effectively embrace innovation to creatively meet the challenges of the changing financial environment
Members: Our focus is to provide a compassionate, yet safe and sound, approach to members’ financial needs
Respect: Recognize the contribution of all through mutual respect and support for individual members, fellow co-workers and the Fire and EMS communities
Integrity: Consistently perform with a high level of integrity that demonstrates honesty, responsibility and transparency
Volunteer firefighters' and ambulance workers' credit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/credits/volunteerfirefighters.htm
What will I do as a volunteer in my local fire department?
Depending on the services your department provides, the training you receive, and the department’s needs, you may be asked to do some of the following on the level of training and certifications your specific department requires. Fire departments typically provide or arrange for volunteer personnel to receive all required training at no cost to the individual.
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Response
Search and Rescue
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) and Highway Safety
Public Information and Education
Are there ways I can help my local department without becoming a first responder?
Yes, departments often utilize community volunteers to assist with the non-emergency tasks of the department. This frees up the firefighters and EMS personnel to focus on training and response activities, while enabling community members to provide needed support to help their local department run. Activities may include fundraising, administrative support, bookkeeping, translation services, incident pre-planning, community outreach, fire prevention, life safety education, providing rehab at incident scenes, and much more.