Ways to Volunteer

There are several ways that you can serve your community as a volunteer at Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.  From front-line operational members to behind-the-scene administrative staff, you’ll be able to volunteer in the area and discipline you are most comfortable with.  You provide the time; we provide the training to prepare you to serve in whatever capacity you want to serve in.

Volunteer Firefighters respond in many ways to help our community members when they are in need — fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous situations, technical rescues, service calls and much more.  Firefighter volunteers are often cross-trained as both Firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Training is free and takes place in our stations or at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center in Leesburg at convenient times for volunteers with varied schedules, including evening, weekend and summer classes.

Do you enjoy helping people, willing to step in when others have medical emergencies or considering a career in medicine?  Becoming a volunteer EMS provider is for you!  We’ll train you in CPR and provide training to become an Emergency Medical Technician.  EMT training is provided free with classes held in-station or at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center in Leesburg at convenient times, including evenings and weekends. You can even enhance your skills by becoming a volunteer Paramedic.

Want to be part of the action, but not interested in running into burning buildings or riding on an ambulance?  Our Administrative Members provide administrative and fund-raising support for the operation and the business of our department. From accounting, computer support, public relations, marketing, maintenance, IT, community education and administrative functions – there’s plenty to do behind the scenes. Anyone who does not have the desire to participate directly in operational services, or those who cannot meet the physical demands for serving as a Firefighter/EMT or EMT are encouraged to bring their unique skills to the community as an Administrative Member of AVFRD.