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Volunteer Firefighting:

Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department – Company 2

The Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department is a highly trained supplemental force that supports the dedicated professional members of the Scarsdale Fire Department.

- Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department – Company 2: Alfredo’s profile

The Volunteer Firefighter | FASNY

The official magazine of Firemen’s Association of the State of New York! FASNY’s publication strives to bring topical, educational and entertaining information to the volunteer emergency service decision-makers and volunteers throughout New York State. It offers feature articles and columns directly relating to the emergency services, as well as editorial content, training and education opportunities, legislation, fire prevention and life safety articles, real-life experiences, and more.

Fire Fighter Close Calls

Devoted to those who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty with the hope that those who visit this site will prevent “history from repeating itself”.  

Firefighter Nation

News, training, community, Fire rescue magazine.

Firehouse Magazine

The firefighter's source for breaking news, podcasts, blogs, webcasts and information on firefighting, training, jobs, technical discussions, etc.

FDNY - The Official Fire Department, City of New York

FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs.

The Volunteer Firefighter

Brings topical, educational and entertaining information to the volunteer emergency service decision-makers and volunteers throughout New York State.

The volunteer emergency service is an extremely valuable national resource, protecting neighbors and saving taxpayers money. Although call volume has increased and responsibilities continue to grow for volunteer departments, volunteerism has declined by 10 percent in the past 20 years.

How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter -

Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve. Below you'll find resources and frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteer, as well as the first basic steps you might take toward volunteering.

Recommended Books:

Critical Thinking:

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham

The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, by Antony Beevor

1776, by David McCullough

El Libertador: Writings of Simon Bolivar, by David Bushnell (Editor), Fred Fornoff (Translator)

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830, by John H. Elliott

Lafayette, by Harlow Giles Unger

Mornings on horseback, by David McCullough

Simon Bolivar: A Life by John Lynch

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meecham

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