It’s about people. Fire engines don’t put out fires – people do. Defibrillators don’t save lives – people do. The Jaws-of-Life never rescued anyone on its own – it takes people.
Our human resources are our greatest assets. And we want you to be a part of our team.
The Evans Center team of volunteers is comprised of your neighbors, your friends and maybe even your relatives. They’re people just like you – with families, jobs and active lifestyles who still find time to give back to their community. Evans Center offers a friendly environment for you to discover your capabilities and make the most of your volunteering investment.
Established in 1933, the Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company is a premier provider of emergency services in Western New York – protecting residents and businesses along the Lake Erie shoreline and travelers along 15 miles of the New York State Thruway.
We provide comprehensive fire fighting, extrication, specialized rescue, water/ice rescue, fire police, fire prevention education and advanced life support emergency medical services to the Town of Evans community from two stations.
Our headquarters station is located on Rte. 5 near the intersection of Bennett Road/Rte. 323 (N. Main St.); and Station 2 is located on Gowans Road between Rte. 20 and the New York State Thruway.
As a 100% volunteer non-profit organization – The Evans Center Fire Company is an independent contractor that serves the Angola Fire Protection District. We negotiate for cost-effective contract services with the Town of Evans each year.
Thus, we take emergency services very seriously. While individuals volunteer to serve their community, our volunteers must realize that the fire company provides contractual services to the Town of Evans – a service paid for by the taxpayers of our community.
Despite being unpaid professionals, we are still bound to this contractual service obligation just like our paid counterparts in other communities – and thus we must be committed to providing our services 24 hours a day – every day.
The department currently maintains a fleet of two fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, two light rescue emergency response vehicles, an ambulance, and a chief’s command vehicle.
Supported by a very active ladies auxiliary, Evans Center’s membership is made up of approximately 50 active firefighters and EMS personnel, typically 10-15 Firefighter Explorers and numerous social and honorary members.
Evans Center seeks volunteers to bolster its ranks in a diverse range of services. We offer a long list of benefits including a modern fire station with nice accommodations, state-of-the-art training center, flexible station assignments and a friendly, fun, professional atmosphere.