Get Involved


Who are volunteer firefighters?

Our Members are everyday farmers, teachers, soldiers, mechanics, truck drivers, construction workers, students, accountants, career firefighters, and more. By seeing the local need, they have stepped into action to join a cause greater than the daily grind.  Along the way, deep friendships and a strong sense of pride, purpose and belonging come with the job.


Print a volunteer firefighter application and return it to us, or stop by our main office at 115 North 4th Street (2nd floor) in Manhattan Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

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Volunteering Can Make a Difference in Your Community and Will Change Your Life! 

Did you know that almost 80% of Firefighters in the United States are Volunteers just like you? Without our dedicated volunteers, more than 30,000 residents of Riley County would face a much greater tax burden to employ and outfit full-time Firefighters and EMS Responders, or otherwise be without emergency protection.

Included Benefits & Coverage:

  • Paid stipend for members while responding to emergencies
  • $30,000 life insurance policy 24/7/365
  • $60,000 life insurance policy to/from Fire Station related events
  • $90,000 life insurance policy for Line of Duty Deaths
  • Workers Compensation
  • Additional Accident & Sickness Coverage
  • Earned Annuity through the Kansas Firefighters Relief Association after 20 years of active service in good standing