Harmony Volunteer Fire Department

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Firemen

The men and Women that make up the Harmony Fire Department put there life on the line every day of the week. Listed below are the people you can count on to be there in your time of need.

HVFD 1st Responders

The 1st Responder program was organized in the late 1990’s by the donations and concerns of community members. To be a member you must be a Fireman of Ladies Auxiliary member with the required training. When it first began they were trained in only basic 1st Aid & CPR. Currently these volunteers must have at least Medical Responder certification but all of Harmony’s are state certified EMTs. To

keep their certification active they must have at least 36 hours of Cont. Ed. through Mitchell College each year in addition to being checked off on their skills by a certified instructor. (For the Firemen 1st Responder this is in addition to the Firemen training). They are able to provide life saving techniques and handle any medical emergency. They realize these are some of the worst and scariest moments of you or your loved ones life and their goal is to provide you comfort and assist in a professional manner to do everything possible to help you. Lots of times they are there before the ambulance can be and they make sure you get the care you need from the time they reach you until your on the ambulance- sometimes they even go with the ambulance to assist the Paramedics.

1st Responders are often called out in the middle of the night and you will never hear them complain, they want to help. They care about their neighbors and strive to treat them as they would if it were their own family member. These folks do not receive pay for what they do; their pay is being able to make a difference in a difficult situation. Like the Firemen they depend on their community for donations so they can buy the equipment they need to do what they do. Their fundraisers include ham breakfasts and a haunted trail. They are also selling the reflective address signs and encourage everyone to purchase one because seconds really can make all the difference in any emergency. They are proud to tell about their purchase of a SUV 1st Responder vehicle. They have worked hard to raise the money to be able to buy this to help serve you.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary is a very active organization with in the Fire Dept. It was organized in 1977 with the purpose to support the Firemen. The Ladies serve refreshments to the Firemen at fires and other functions in addition to fundraisers, community services, activities in the Fire Department to encourage fellowship among one another and they also assist families victimized by fire.

The Ladies Auxiliary raise money for various reasons but the #1 goal is fundraisers for the Terry Heath Wooten Scholarship Fund. This is to assist our Jr. Firemen along with the Firemen’s children & grandchildren in continuing their education. They volunteer their time and are often called out to fires for rehab. They also must have training in CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens. To be an Auxiliary member you must be 18 years of age or older and be willing to devote your time and effort into supporting the Firemen and this community. They meet the 1st Tuesday of the month and you do NOT have to have a family member in the Fire Dept. to join.

Junior Firemen

The Junior Firemen program is also a very active organization with in the Department. To be a member you must be ages 14-18 and enrolled in school with passing grades. They meet once a month and get together frequently to do training so they can safely assist the Firemen at calls. However they can not enter any area that is unsafe. Some of the Firemen volunteer to be there advisors and they do their best to train the Juniors to be able to handle any situation that may arise.

The main purpose of this program is to give the young adults something positive to do with their time to keep out of trouble, to let them see if this is something they may want to pursue when they get older, encourage leadership, build self esteem and teach them the dangers of their surroundings. This program is designed to teach about the importance of honesty and trustworthiness. These young men & women strive to become respectable people in this community who is glad to lend a helping hand without anything in return. They are ready, willing and able if their help is needed at calls, fundraisers or in the community. They are a huge asset to the Fire Dept. and good role models for their peers. They are currently in the process of doing a fundraiser to raise money for safety equipment. If you are interested in joining call 704-546-2300.