Why Join Us?
Being A Member Of The
Vigilant Hose Company Offers Rewards Few Other Things In Life Can
Be it as
a volunteer firefighter, rescue technician, emergency medical
technician, fire-police member, auxiliary member, youth member, or
serving in one or more specialty support roles, few opportunities
in life can match the sense of pride that comes from knowing
you’re making a difference in the lives of others -- something we
experience every day!
We, at the Vigilant Hose
Company of Emmitsburg (VHC), always seek people with a strong
desire to help others to join with us -- people with pride and
dedication to making the community safer and better. Because our
work is so important, we make sure all our firefighters and
emergency response personnel are properly trained and equipped.
But as anyone can imagine, this is an unending task that requires
time and costs money.
Working along side our men and
women, you may be called upon to save someone’s life at a moments
notice or assure that those who do are prepared, trained, equipped
and ready to do so. We provide the equipment, clothing,
insurance, and training.
If you ever wanted to be a
firefighter but perhaps felt it was a job you could not handle,
know that we also need people for other critical jobs that can be
extremely rewarding also. From photography & videography,
apparatus & equipment repairs, facilities upgrading & maintenance,
fire prevention & public education, pre-incident planning, a broad
range of administrative duties including researching &
implementing technology enhancements to both our operational and
administrative duties – everyone can do something!
In fact, it’s this latter
thought that is in sync with the “President’s Call to Service” – a
non-partisan initiative addressed in President Bush’s January 2002
State of the Union Address urging each American to give 4,000
hours of service to their neighborhoods, their communities, their
nation. Strongly supported by Democrats and Republicans alike,
voluntary service is key to the well-being of our society – today
just as it’s been since the founding of our country.
When you think about it, in
many ways we at the VHC actually operate a business dealing with
the same issues faced by large corporations and small businesses
alike. Our duties include administration, personnel management,
record-keeping, finance, fleet maintenance, insurance, taxes,
marketing, strategic planning, quality control, compliance with
governmental mandates, managing liability, plus being good
stewards of the public trust – and the list goes on.
We offer a wide range of jobs,
each with a high level of job-satisfaction. All you need to do is
to offer time. The “can-do” members of the VHC will make you feel
welcomed, wanted, AND appreciated! If you really want to do
something meaningful for your family, friends and neighbors and
are willing to take on challenging work, please either call,
visit, or check us out on the web.
To learn more about the VHC
either stop by the station, or visit our website at
www.vigilanthose.org which will get you started. And, while
you’ll at it, check out
www.citizencorps.gov to see how Americans all across the
nation just like you are helping to make their communities better
and safer. Ways to prepare yourself and your family for what may
lie ahead in these most interesting and challenging of times can
also be found at VHC’s website.
Take Pride in your community
and consider becoming a member today. We’ll train you, too, no
Engaged, and Excited about what we do for those we serve.
Vigilant Hose Company -- The Emergency People!
“Vigilant” – staying
watchful or alert to danger or trouble, on guard, prepared.