Volunteer Opportunities

Helmet on a PostThe Leander Fire Department is a value driven organization that is in place to protect the lives and property of the area from fire and/or other types of disaster. The Fire Department takes its ability to promote the general welfare of the community by serving the community to the best of our abilities and training.

The City of Leander Fire Department provides Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and Education, Extrication, Emergency Medical First Response, Hazardous Materials Response, Water Rescue, and Technical Rescue services to the city of Leander. The department's primary responsibility is to provide services to the area inside the City limits. Additionally, the department offers emergency response to areas immediately outside the City in Williamson County and Travis County.

Community Emergency Response Team Program

The Leander Fire Department is starting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The CERT Program trains ordinary citizens in how to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of disasters. In addition, because of the training that CERT Volunteers undergo, they are often called upon to assist in organized disaster response as well.

The CERT training program is designed to fit into community members' ordinary schedules. The training is divided up into eight three-hour modules. During that time, trainees will have classes on the National CERT program, the organizational structure used by government agencies in disasters, basic first aid techniques, basic search and rescue techniques, and ways to ensure that the individual trainee and his or her family members are prepared for a disaster. Classes are taught by local professionals who have experience in the units they instruct. The courses are managed by a lead instructor who has undergone a Train-the-Trainer program which meets the FEMA and CERT standards. All CERT training is provided free-of-charge.

For more information email CERT.

Please check back periodically for any future dates of CERT classes.

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Questions about Volunteering

Call 512-528-2928 for questions.