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Parks/Facilities:

 

Hempstead Park

 

Business Park

 

Gazebo

 

The Depot at the Park

 

The Recreation Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is a fire department composed of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for a local jurisdiction.

The term "volunteer" may also be used in reference to a group of part-time or on-call firefighters who may have other occupations when not engaged in occasional fire fighting. Although they may have "volunteered" to become members, and to respond to the call for help, they are not compensated as employees during the time they are responding to or attending an emergency scene, and possibly even for training drills. An on-call firefighter would probably be expected to volunteer time for other non-emergency duties as well (training, fund-raising, equipment maintenance, etc).