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Emergency Response Volunteer Opportunities


Alvaton Fire Department

Contact Number: 270-793-0832

The Alvaton Fire Department is looking for quality volunteer Fire Fighters; we have an age requirement of 18 years of age. Firefighters are required to pass a back ground check through the State Of Kentucky and private sources. Also they must follow bylaws and standard operating guild lines set by the department and its board of directors. They will be required to attend a six month academy class if you're not currently a certified Kentucky Firefighter or IFSAC Firefighter 1. This class is at night and starts in January and finishes in July. They go one night a week and one weekend a month for six months, they must pass written and practical testing. For additional information please contact the department.



American Red Cross

Contact Number: 781-7377

Needs volunteers for:

Disaster Services: Volunteers are needed to respond to local, regional, state and national disasters. Free training is provided.

Disaster Action Team: Volunteers are needed to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.

Disaster Clerical: Volunteers are needed to assist with data entry and special projects.

If you are interested in volunteering with the South Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross, call (270) 781-7377 or email info@sckyredcross.org


Public Health Preparedness

Contact Number: 781-8039 ext 155

To help during an emergency or preparedness training we offer training/membership in the Citizen Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Barren River Area Development District Medical Reserve Corps (BRADD MRC). Training is at no charge to the participant and will not only prepare them to help our community in an emergency but will also teach them how to prepare their family. For more information please contact: Ann Bray, 270-781-2490 ext 217 or Janarae Conway, 270-781-8039 ext 155.


Warren County Rescue Department

Contact Number: 783-3030

An all volunteer emergency service agency specializing in Search & Rescue, Water Rescue/Recovery, Dive Rescue/Recovery, Cave Rescue, High/Low Angle Rescue, and Disaster Relief. The county of Warren and city of Bowling Green is our primary area of responsibility. We also respond to AREA 4 counties, which is comprised of 16 counties. We are also capable of responding anywhere in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and anywhere in Continental United States (CONUS) under EMAC deployments.

We are looking for individuals who are energetic, dedicated, and self motivated. We need people who can think on their feet and who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. We want people who can learn quickly and show leadership capability. We want someone who knows about loyalty, duty, honor, selfless service, and integrity. And we want this person to volunteer. People with various types of backgrounds and experience may fit into this agency. Persons with experience in the outdoors, such as wilderness environments and river/lake environments, will really enjoy this agency. Persons with technological backgrounds and experience will also enjoy this agency, as we are one of the most technologically advanced agencies in the state of Kentucky. Although these two backgrounds were the only types listed, it does not mean that is all we are looking for. Any type of background is welcomed.

Training opportunities include basic search and rescue, land navigation, wilderness survival, SCUBA diving, climbing, rappelling, caving, leadership/management, and much more!

Interested candidates may seek more information at www.wcrescue.com or contact Andy Tucker at
(270) 783-3030 andy tucker. atucker@wcrescue.com

 Last Modified 6/26/14