Since 1860, Storey County has been served by a volunteer fire department function. Although the county now has the dedicated service of a core of career staff firefighters and paramedics located in three of the four county stations, the fire department/emergency medical functions must still be backed up with the volunteer firefighter system to be able to get the job done, as the 16 career personnel are a bare minimum for staffing the three stations on a 24/7 basis. The entities work very well together.
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The Importance of Volunteering
Being an active member of a Volunteer Fire Department is of great importance to your community or county. Participation in helping to protect your own neighborhoods and communities is heavy with personal satisfaction and instills pride and a sense of accomplishment.
Volunteer fire departments outnumber career fire departments in America by a 3 to 1 margin. It is a civic responsibility for those able and willing. Volunteer members are highly regarded in their communities, and so they should be.