Working at the fire department can be an exciting, fulfilling job, but if you ever have to hand in your resignation and leave it for some reason, you should go through the usual process just like any other job. One of the first things you should do is to write an official fire department resignation letter. This will help show that you are serious about being a professional and hold good will toward the position. Here is a guide to writing your letter graciously and in a professional manner.
Format and Content
As a professional firefighter it is important to represent yourself properly with a great, official fire department resignation letter format. Keep it factual and down to less than a single page, simply stating that you will be moving on from the crew and when. You can mention any important people or events regarding the job, if necessary. Thanking your boss for the great job experience is an appropriate move for closing your letter. The example below will show you how to properly address and sign a formal business letter before printing it out and sending it in to your boss.
Here is a good fire department resignation letter sample from a fire fighter who is moving on to different medical training and will no longer have time for working at the fire department. He writes this formal letter stating his intentions and remembers the challenging and fulfilling experiences he had while working with the fire department.
123 Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43266
Timothy J. Gordon
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
October 1, 2014
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 October 15, 2014, 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.
John M. King