Safety Tip #6

Car Fire Safety

How to prevent a car fire

  • Have your car serviced regularly.
  • Never transport gas cans or propane cylinders in the passenger compartment.
  • Never park a car where flammables can touch the bottom of your car.
  • Danger signs include cracked or loose wiring, blown fuses, oil or fluid leaks and rapid changes in fluid levels or engine temperature.


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