Emergency Response | Volunteer/Career Opportunities

Volunteer/Career Opportunities

Emergency Response
Dana Smith, Commissioner



Becoming a Firefighter


Contact your local fire department.  View our list of Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services Providers in Dutchess County for non-emergency contact information.


Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


To qualify for certification as a New York State Certified First Responder (CFR) or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), the applicant must meet certain requirements.  For more information, visit New York State Department of Health's General Requirements for Certification (.pdf) or contact your local fire department.


Becoming a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County


Visit our Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County web page to access information on volunteer training courses and registration forms (Community Volunteer Brochure (.pdf)).


Becoming a 911 Dispatcher


Visit the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources web page to find out more on how to apply and when exams will be given. 

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