18 is the minimum age to be a fully functional operational (firefighter/EMT) volunteer. We offer a junior volunteer program for 16-17 year olds (https://ashburnfirerescue.org/volunteer/junior/). For younger women and men, we also have an Explorer post (https://ashburnfirerescue.org/volunteer/explorers/). Administrative volunteers can join at age 16.
We all have families, jobs and even like to take a vacation once in a while. If you can't make it to your assigned duty crew, you are responsible for finding another member with the same or higher qualifications to cover your shift. Notify your officer and make every effort [...]
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. By day, we're dentists, accountants, mechanics, nurses, former military personnel, students, homemakers, sales representatives. We're parents and grandparents. One night a week, we fulfill our role as volunteer firefighters and EMT's calming fears, easing minds, saving lives. We won't lie to you; [...]
Complete our Membership Interest Form and someone will contact you soon. We also have a Volunteer Interest Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Station 6. Please come to ask questions and get more information.
Yes, you can ride other apparatus, but you can only perform duties that you are qualified for (e.g. an EMT that is not a certified Firefighter cannot go into a burning building if they are riding on the Engine). Firefighters are encouraged to become certified Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) or [...]
Currently, the county will pay for property tax on one vehicle provided you fulfill the requirements for the tax break and live in Loudoun County. The requirements are based on the number of hours spent volunteering and attendance at monthly station meetings.