Every resume sent to the employer is accompanied by a cover letter to give an idea to the employer what you have to offer his organization. A cover letter is generally a short note consisting of two to three paragraphs highlighting your credentials from the employer's perspective. Your volunteer firefighter cover letter should also include your contact details and the details of the employers such as the name of the recruiter, his designation, company address, etc. Including the name of the reference if you have any is also important.
Volunteer Firefighter Job Description:
Firefighters who are called as firemen these days rescue civilians from life-threatening and hazardous fire breakouts. Volunteer firefighters do not work on permanent basis, but they are paid on hourly basis. These are specially trained professionals who use various rescue techniques depending upon the situations while following proper safety precautions to save people from fire breakouts in buildings, due to vehicle accidents and any other means. A firefighter has to be mentally and physically strong apart from possessing ability to react quickly to emergency situations. Their primary goal should be to save people without worrying much about their own life. These firefighters are put into extensive training sessions where they and tested with various real life scenarios before they actually start rescuing people. They are also trained to provide first aid treatment to the patients.
The sample volunteer firefighter cover letters given here will help you in drafting your cover letter.
3 Midday Street
Arizona - 20008
Date: December 30, 2011
Arizona - 928877
Dear Mr. Martin,
I present my resume for the position of volunteer firefighter in US Firefighters with reference to the advertisement posted in VSG Weekly Newspaper, dated 29 December 2011. I believe that I will prove to be a valuable asset for your organization and fulfill all your requirements.
I am a trained firefighter who underwent 6 months of aggressive training in safe rescue techniques and fire control methods along with self-prevention methods. I am a graduate student who would like to work as a volunteer firefighter. I am available to work only for night shifts.
My resume attached with this application will give you a detailed account of my background and skills. It would be a pleasure to convey any other information if required. You can contact me on my personal contact number 039-039-7299 or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward for your positive reply. Thank you for your consideration.
29 Main Street
Date: December 30, 2011
Fort Worth Firefighters
Reference: John Miller, working as a Rescue Inspector in Fort Worth Firefighters
Dear Mr. Cruz,
This application for the position of volunteer firefighter is with reference to John Miller working as a Rescue Inspector in Fort Worth Firefighters. I feel certain that I meet the requirements of this position and am keenly interested in working with your organization.
I have been working as a volunteer firefighter with TIS Rescue, Fort Worth since two years. I have sound knowledge of the safety practices used in rescue drills and controlling the energy of activation. I am also trained at providing first aid treatment to the victims. I assure that safety of victims will be my primary goal when at work.
To know more about my accomplishments, you can review my resume attached with this application. Thank you for considering my resume.
Following the tips and formats of sample volunteer cover letters, you can write your own cover letter.