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Please join us!

A PROUD TRADITION OF SERVICE
 

Becoming a volunteer with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is one of the most meaningful things you can do—for your community and for yourself. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, united only by a desire to serve.

 

Volunteer firefighters are part of a great American tradition of civic participation. Today, some 70 percent of the 1 million firefighters in America are volunteers, whose contribution of time and dedication saves an estimated $150 billion a year.

Currently there are approximately 600 operational volunteers in the County and 600 career staff working together to protect the lives and property of residents.

No previous experience is necessary. All training is provided, free of cost, at local stations and at the county's own state-of-the-art training facility off Sycolin Road. We will teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and strong contributor to our team. You will receive a combination of on-the-job training and formal instruction. Safety is our Number 1 priority, and we will not put you into a position until you are ready for what is required.

If an operational firefighting or EMS role is not for you, there are many other ways to contribute as a Support Services or administrative volunteer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 

Operational members serve at Station 610 alongside career staff as firefighters or EMTs. Loudoun County provides free and comprehensive training for volunteer firefighters, from basic training to specialized skills such as water rescue. Volunteer EMTs receive initial training that certifies you at the Basic Life Support level, with advanced training offered up to the Paramedic level.

Support Services members respond to emergency incidents to provide supplies and assistance needed to keep the other first responders operating for extended periods of time. Support Services members remain at home for their duty shifts and respond to the station as needed. Only a few weeks of training is required to have you up and running in this important role, staffing the Lucketts VFC's new Support Services F-550, UTV, and climate-controlled trailer.

Administrative members keep the department running day to day in many roles, including event planning, maintenance, website, record-keeping, and more. Everyone has different skills and experience —and we encourage you to use them to help your local fire-rescue department.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To begin your application, just click the APPLY TODAY! button below. The Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company's membership coordinator will get back to you within a few days to go over the next steps, which includes a background check, a physical exam (operational volunteers only), being voted in as a member, and attending New Volunteer Orientation and beginning your training. The initial application process generally takes only a few weeks.

  • Is prior experience necessary?
    Absolutely not! We will provide ALL required training, with the No. 1 priority being safety. We will not put you into any position beyond what you have been trained for and are ready to take on. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and most have not worked in emergency services before. Our superb and comprehensive training programs in Loudoun County are one of the huge pluses of volunteering here.
  • Can I volunteer without assisting in fire or medical emergencies?
    Yes! If emergency response is not for you, there are plenty of other ways you can help as an administrative or Support Services member. We need people with skills in such areas as accounting, logistics, recruitment, business management, law, event planning, design, education, information technology, and more. Support Services members help deliver needed supplies (hydration, electrolytes, nourishment, heaters, fans, shelters) to incident scenes to keep firefighters safe during extended and high intensity activity. Support Services members stay at home during their duty shifts and only respond to the station when called.
  • Do I need to live in the Lucketts area to join the Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company?
    Not at all. Our members come from throughout Loudoun County, and even from neighboring states. All that is required is that you can legally work in the United States, are 18 or older (16 for Junior Members), and pass a background check. Operational volunteers respond to emergency calls only during their assigned shifts at the station, which are typically a minimum of one evening per month.
  • Do I have to pass a physical fitness test?
    Operational and Support Services volunteers are required to have an annual medical exam (provided free of cost), but volunteer members do not have to pass the physical fitness tests that career members are required to.
  • What is the minimum age?
    18 is the minimum age to be a fully certified firefighter or EMT, but volunteers 16 or 17 are eligible to become Junior Members in the Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company and are eligible for training and other benefits.
  • Do I have to pay for my training and gear?
    No! All training and required protective equipment is provided without charge to volunteer members.
  • How will I find the time?
    Volunteering does take time. But our volunteers come from all walks of life. Training is provided in the evenings and on weekends so as not to interfere with work schedules. Duty schedules are flexible. Volunteer firefighters and EMTs in the Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company serve a minimum of one 12-hour shift per month to supplement the minimum staffing provided by career staff at Station 610, sleeping at the firehouse when on the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. evening shift. Support Services members remain at home during their duty shifts, responding to the station only when needed.
  • Are benefits offered for volunteering?
    The paramount benefit is the satisfaction of serving our communities. But volunteering also is an incomparable way to learn new skills, obtain valuable professional certifications (at no cost but your time and effort), enjoy the camaraderie of working with others, and push yourself to discover new abilities. In addition, Loudoun County offers volunteers in the fire and rescue system reduced vehicle taxes, tuition reimbursement of up to $4,000 for college courses, a Length of Service Annuity Program, and free access to the Training Center gym. Many local businesses also provide discounts to system members.

Other questions? Just ask! We're happy to help welcome you as a new member of the Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company Station 10.
You can also find additional information at the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System volunteer website, opennewdoors.org

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