Sample resignation letter for fire department (+5 Samples)

In this post, we will be laying out several samples of “Resignation letters for a fire department”.

Writing a “Resignation letter for a fire department”

When you are writing a resignation letter for a fire department, you will need to consider a few things.

  • You will first need to clearly mention your last working day and if you will be completing a due notice period
  • You can then mention the actual reason for your departure from the organization in a polite and courteous manner
  • You can finally indicate that you are willing to help during the transition period

Sample 1:

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Chief McDonald,

I am submitting this letter of resignation from my position of firefighter in Greenville. My last day of work for the city will be June 30, 2022.

I have enjoyed working for the Greenville Fire Department these past five years. I have become a part of the firefighters’ team and feel like they are all an extended family to me. I will miss the fun downtime and efficient teamwork during fires equally, as it is so important to work with team members you know you can rely on when it counts. When we were not fighting fires, we truly bonded like brothers.

I know fresh recruits are coming in from training in the next few weeks. I am sure one of those guys or ladies will be happy to hear there is a position open within the firehouse on Elm Street. If you need anything from me in the weeks before my departure, please just call me at 555.515.5115.


Mike Worth

Sample 2:

Dear Chief Cox,

It is with sadness that I must tender my resignation from the ABC Volunteer Fire Department effective June 30, 2022. I have been working for XYZ Airlines on a part-time basis, but have now found a full-time job with the airline. I must move to Houston to accept the full-time position with ABC Airlines, and as I am in need of full-time work it was necessary for me to accept this position.

I want to say that it has been an honor working for the department with the other courageous individuals who make up the ABC Volunteer Fire Department. I have never known a finer group of people and count it as an honor to have worked alongside them to protect the residents of ABC City. Once I am settled in one of the suburbs of Houston I plan to seek a position with the volunteer fire department in my new home.

I greatly appreciate all of the training I received through the department in ABC City and feel privileged to have learned how to properly fight fires, use the equipment and handle medical emergencies involving individuals who suffer the effects of exposure to smoke and fire. In addition, I enjoyed tremendously the educational events in which I participated and helped teach young people in the public school system fire prevention techniques.

Thank you for allowing me to enrich my life through working as a volunteer at ABC. It is important to me to give back to the community regardless of where I live. As I plan to seek another position as a volunteer firefighter in the metropolitan Houston area, I would be grateful if you could provide me with a letter of reference. Please accept this letter of resignation and my gratitude for a memorable life experience.


Greg Johnson

Sample 3:

Dear Mr. Gordon,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I am resigning from my position at Station 1. Since I am now more aggressively pursuing intensive training, I will not have time to work at the fire department as usual. I feel that this decision has the best interest of both myself and the public in mind. My last day of work will be June 15, 2022, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from Station 1. I appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter.

I truly hope that no inconvenience is caused to Station 1 by my resignation. If there is anything I can do to help keep that from happening, I am willing to put forth all efforts in my last two weeks. If you would like to discuss any of this with me further, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you.

I regret leaving Station 1 and the team members as I have truly enjoyed my time there. The experience I have earned is invaluable and will continue to serve me well in all of my future endeavors. Although I will miss the work, I look forward to what the future holds for me. I wish everyone at Station 1 all the best. Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

John M. King

Sample 4:

Charles Avery


Station 11

June 15, 20XX

Dear James Cassidy.

I’m writing to inform you that I intend to resign from my position as a firefighter at Station 11, effective on June 30. While I am grateful for my time at this position, I’ve been accepted to a medical school and want to focus on my studies. During this time, I can no longer work as a firefighter.

I appreciate the strong friendships and leadership skills I developed during my five years at this station. I’m grateful to my fellow firefighters and fire chief, who I shall sincerely miss. To help ensure a smooth transition in my absence, I can help by talking to new recruits about the standard duties at Station 11.

Thank you once again for the opportunity to work at this station. Please let me know if you have any questions or additional ways I can facilitate this transition.


Charles Avery

Sample 5:

[Current date] 

Dear [Supervisor’s name], 

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my role as [Firefighter]. My last day with [Company] will be [End date]. 

To ease the transition after my departure, I am happy to assist you with any training tasks during my final weeks on the job. I intend to leave thorough instructions and up-to-date records for my replacement. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the knowledge and experience I have gained by working here. I am very grateful for the time I have spent on our team and the professional relationships I’ve built. It’s been a pleasure working for you, and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.


[Your signature and printed name]

Frequently asked questions:

How do I resign from the fire service?

You can resign from the fire service by writing a resignation letter in which you will be mentioning the actual reason for your departure. You can also express your gratitude to the organization for giving you the opportunity and state your willingness to help during the transition period.

How do I resign without giving a reason?

You can resign without giving a reason by just mentioning personal reasons for your departure. Since it is personal, there will be usually very few follow-up questions which can make it more private for you.

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