Thank you for your interest in Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD). We are always looking for individuals who have the desire to help others in our community. This information will give you an idea of what Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department is about and what it takes to be a member.
The Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department officially began fire suppression operations in May 1969. Shortly thereafter, the department expanded its response capabilities to include medical emergencies. We now provide paramedic-level medical transport service, fire suppression, fire prevention training, heavy rescue, and participate in community special events. In 2009 we responded to nearly 5500 emergencies. Our response district includes southern Research Triangle Park, most of southern Durham County, and portions of northern Chatham County. We staff three stations 24/7. Our main station with administration offices is located at 1409 Seaton Rd. The other response stations are at 4200 Farrington Rd. and 4716 Old Page Rd.
Our members are diverse and include about 150 volunteers and employees. The members are divided among three operational squads, a Cadet Explorer program, and an Auxiliary support program. Each operational squad is directed by a Battalion Chief and 2 Captains. In addition, a Division Chief-Chaplaincy Support and a Division Chief-EMS oversee their respective programs.
Requirements to Apply for Membership
Membership with PVFD requires a considerable commitment of time and dedication.
Training is a very important part of the fire and EMS services and PVFD considers it a top priority. Members must attend sufficient training to obtain or maintain required certifications. Extensive training is offered in fire, rescue, and emergency medicine on a regular basis. Training is provided to accommodate each squad whenever possible. Members may also be sponsored by the department to attend conferences and special training events at no cost to them.
The application process for joining PVFD is simple.
For operational members there are several other requirements for membership that will be explained to you during the application process.
In closing, the Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department provides a rewarding opportunity to serve the community, develop new friends, and to learn. It is a brotherhood of those who strive to better the community and to share ideals and goals that equals no other. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to learn more about being a member. Thank you for your interest in Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Chief William L Colley, Jr.
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Come visit us. Parkwood Station 1 is located at:
1409 Seaton Road