Safety Tip #2

Your Home Escape Plan

Make a home escape plan.  Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows.  Discuss the plan with everyone in your home,

Know at least 2 ways out of every room,

Have an outside meeting place where everyone should meet,

Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day, 

Practice using different ways out,

Teach children to escape on their own,

Close doors behind you as you leave.


How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter

    • Download and complete the application form. Please complete the form by saving it to your computer and filling it in electronically, then printing it, rather than filling it in by hand.

    • Contact Chief Tapp at when you have completed the application to arrange a time to meet with him in person.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer firefighter

    • Making a difference in peoples' lives.

    • Developing leadership skills.

    • Building lifelong friendships.

    • Learning valuable job skills for those considering firefighting as a career.

    • Having access to no-cost training in areas such as structural firefighting, emergency vehicle driving, technical rescue, and emergency medical care.

If you have any questions about becoming a firefighter with New Hope Fire Department that are not addressed above, please contact Chief Tapp at