Timberline Volunteer Recruitment & Open House

timberline engineerJennifer Hinderman, Gilpin County. What if No One Answered the Call?

A snow storm breaks out unexpectedly in the Timberline District. A fireplace causes a home to catch fire. Cars crash in the blinding snow. People of all ages call for help. What would happen if no one answered the call? Who would respond to protect the lives and property of the community? Who would be there to help?

Every day in our community, emergency responders answer the call of our families, friends, and neighbors who are in need of assistance. From car accidents to heart attacks, from house fires to technical rescues, emergency responders are there to protect lives and save property.

Emergency responders are a special type of people, with many different reasons for answering the call of duty. Some like the challenges and the adrenaline rush, while others like to sharpen their emergency skills and techniques. Every one of them answers the call so that they can help someone in need.

Today’s emergency responders do far more than put out fires or bandage wounds. Emergency responders are the first line of defense in natural and man-made disasters. They respond to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, specialized rescue situations and a vast array of emergency medical complaints.

In response to the growing need of emergency responders, the Timberline Fire Protection District has initiated a recruitment campaign for interested citizens to learn how to “answer the call” and serve our community. With the recent opening of two new stations, one in Rollinsville on Tolland Road and one in Golden Gate on the corner of Highway 46 and Smith Hill Road, our need for volunteers is greater than ever.

As part of this recruitment campaign, Timberline Fire is holding a recruitment open house on Thursday, August 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Station 3–Dory Hill, which is located at 660 Highway 46 (next to the Gilpin Justice Center). We’ll be having a cookout and refreshments at this event. Teenagers between 15 and 18 are eligible to join our cadet program also. Training and equipment is provided for volunteers.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Hinderman, Timberline Fire Business Manager at 303-582-5768, or by email at jhinderman @timberlinefire.com.

Becoming a volunteer emergency responder can be the most rewarding experience of your life, and allows you to reach out to someone in need. Together with Timberline Fire you can ensure that there is always someone to “answer the call.”

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