What is the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department?

posted Feb 10, 2016, 1:12 PM by System Administrator   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 6:36 AM ]
The Hamel Volunteer Fire Department is a not-for-profit, private corporation that provides emergency fire and medical services to the City of Medina. Our mission is the protection and preservation of the lives and property of the people it serves. The members of the Department are men and women from the community that have a passion for service! 

Members of the Department are considered "paid on call" which means that the receive a nominal reimbursement for responding to calls and attending training. Additionally, after 5 years of service, members begin vesting in a small pension plan. While appreciated , these benefits are not the driving force behind the energy of the Department ... rather it is the passion to serve the community that fuels our efforts!

The fire station is not staffed and there are no sleeping quarters. When a call for service comes in, members who are available respond to the station and staff the apparatus. In that sense, responding to a call is still "voluntary".  Some members have more availability during the day, others in the evening. Everyone has a place and something to offer.