Become a Volunteer

Union Fire District

Become a Volunteer

If you’re eager to contribute to your community and become part of a team committed to courageous volunteerism, we invite you to reach out to us below to begin your journey. We offer top-notch training to equip volunteers with the skills needed to serve as South Kingstown’s finest firefighters and emergency responders.

Junior Membership

Junior Membership begins at age 16 with Full Membership beginning at age 18.

No Experience Necessary

No prior experience is required. All training is free and provided.

Residents and Nonresidents

We welcome volunteers from outside South Kingstown.

Flexible Hours

Opportunities to volunteer on scheduled duty—day, night, and weekend shifts.


Scholarships offered for higher education.

Firefighter Appreciation Events

District wide appreciate events including free food and activities.

Health and Wellness

Included AD&D insurance policy and access to the NVFC First Responder Helpline.

Length of Service Award Program

Supplemental retirement plan for active members.

We welcome young men and women who want to serve their community for as long as they want. Some stay a few years and others for decades. Many of our volunteers start with us and make a career in the fire service and the district provides members the option to prepare for a paid fire department. Some follow a medical path, others learn a lot of new skills and use them in their current or future jobs.

Joining the UFD means that you pick one of our 8 stations and become a member of that station. You can join a station based upon proximity to where you live, or if they specialize in something that you want to do like being on the ladder truck or the tanker. If you are not sure which one to pick, check out stations listed at the top of our website.

It takes a team to fight fires, but members have different responsibilities. It’s very important to be honest if you’re afraid of heights or have any other concerns. You will never be asked to do a task with which you are not comfortable.  There are many critical roles and we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you!

Steps to join our department:

Online Application

Start the Application

Training Program

Learn About Training

Respond to Calls

Learn More

Online Volunteer Application