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Our firefighters need help. Will you answer the call?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Students. Construction workers. Farmers. Government workers.  Retirees. Fathers. Mothers. 


Help our community. Become a part of something bigger than yourself. Gain a second family. Learn. Grow. Volunteer.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? The Sipsey Valley Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide life-saving fire and emergency medical services in the department's service area. We are looking for volunteers who are dedicated to serving our community both in a firefighting and non-firefighting roles.

Perks and benefits of joining include:**


  • Free and/or Low-Cost Training

  • Community Involvement

  • Second Family

  • Access to State Firefighter’s Annuity Fund

  • Firefighter License Plate

  • Exposure to the Fire Service

  • Tuition Reimbursement for EMT Courses+

  • A Resume Bullet

  • Access to Scholarship Funds for College


We have multiple ways for someone to get involved! No matter when you have spare time, there is always a way to participate and help. Training and equipment are provided!*

* Pending completion of probationary period.

** Benefits may change, depending on the acts of the Alabama Legislature.

+ Requires commitment of continuing SVVFD service. For details, see Ala. Code §§ 22-18-60 - 22-18-64.

Volunteer Firefighter

As a Sipsey Valley Volunteer Firefighter, you are on the front lines of helping our community. Responding to vehicle collisions, medical emergencies, and fires, you are the face of the fire department, who the public sees when they call for help.


Requirements: 18 years of age, be in good health, physically capable of carrying out firefighter functions. Day or night response availability is desired. 

Auxiliary Support Member


Auxiliary support members are the backbone of the fire department. Maintaining vehicles, fire station improvements, filing of paperwork, maintaining fire equipment, there are many tasks that must be completed to make a fire department run.  No special skills are required, just a willingness to help out!

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