MFMDMesa Fire and Medical Department

Connector Program

Program Background

Established in 1998, the Mesa Fire Department's Connector Program is designed to provide social service assistance in the City of Mesa after the initial 9-1-1 call. Services include:

  • Social service referral
  • Elder care referral
  • Homeless-shelter needs
  • Transportation
  • Fire Victim Assistance
  • Financial Referral
  • Motorist Assistance
The program began with 20 volunteers with limited hours of operations. Today more than 700 volunteers have been trained. Furthermore, service hours have been expanded. Connector volunteers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Award Winning Program:

The Connector Program has received local and national recognition for its assistance in helping provide community support and assistance. In 2003, the program received the Maricopa Community College Outstanding Community College service award acknowledging it's role in providing essential community support services.  Mesa Fire Department's Volunteer Corps programs were selected for the 2009 National Fire Corps Award of Excellence. 

Advantages of Volunteering:
  • Community involvement/supporting your community
  • First-hand exposure to fire department operations
  • College credit
  • Work in a team environment
  • Peer support
  • Social services experience

 

How do I get involved?

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid Arizona drivers license
  • Current Basic CPR certification
  • Pass a full background check
  • Pass the interview process


  Application Process

Applications are continuously being accepted. 

Connector Application Packet download a copy, print finished application, & submit in-person

2014 Orientation/Interview:  September 16, 17, 18

Mandatory training:  to be determined*

*Based upon sufficient applications

  • Training is provided for those selected.
  • Connectors must attend all mandatory training.

Selection Process:
The selection process includes an oral panel interview.  Only individuals who have completely filled out their applications will be offered an interview.

Commitment:
Once confirmed, Connectors are expected to commit one year of service to the program. Initial training is provided and required. Attendance of quarterly training is required.

More Information:
Connector Group photo at Station 201
Print a Connector Brochure
     
 
Connectors In Action

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