Today, as always, the department is staffed by volunteers thereby saving the Newman Lake taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages and benefits. Our volunteers respond to all medical emergencies, structure and wild land fires, vehicle and boating accidents and natural disasters in the Newman Lake area.
We all lead very busy lives outside the department. Past and present members include: attorneys, educators, doctors, nurses, small business owners, farmers, homemakers, engineers, sales people, active duty and retired military personnel, secretaries, retirees, and many others. We are bound together with the one common goal of helping our neighbors.
After major events such as Firestorm, our membership explodes – but after the excitement fades, so do our ranks. Right now our membership is at a critically low level! We need your help!