Many children proudly proclaim their dream of becoming a firefighter “when they grow up”. It’s no secret that many adults still wonder what it would be like to don firefighting gear, go screaming down the road in a fire engine with lights and sirens, responding to emergencies in their communities. Wonder no more – become a volunteer firefighter and experience the thrill of helping your neighbors in their hour of need.
AVFRD Volunteer Firefighters are assigned to a firefighting duty crew and participate directly in emergency response activities. These individuals serve on the front line of one of the busiest and most professional volunteer fire companies in the Washington metropolitan area. As a firefighter you will respond to structural fires, brush fires, auto accidents, medical emergencies, gas leaks, car fires, elevator entrapments, rescues, and other emergency situations.
Individuals interested in this class of membership must complete the Company’s application process, a Loudoun County physical examination, and a range of firefighting training courses, including:
• AVFRD in-house Volunteer Recruit School (VRS) and recruit probationary manual.
• NFPA Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Operations course
• Virginia Emergency Medical Service (EMS) First Reasoner (FR) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 1 & 2 certification
No experience is necessary – training is provided through classroom learning, practical instruction, probationary participation with your assigned duty crew and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue fire academy.
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