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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

                                  Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer?

                               We want to hear from you

                                         Lives depend on it!

Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is a combination fire and rescue system

 supported by approximately 125 active volunteers and a career staff of 32. We cover a total land area of 213 square miles. 

 

Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

  • The opportunity to help your neighbors in their greatest moment in need
  • Free gym membership
  • Warren County sponsored tax credit for being a volunteer
  • Discounts at various businesses locally and nationally
  • Training and equipment and no cost to you
  • Heritage and camaraderie that is a tradition in the fire service
  • Excitement that comes with running emergency calls
  • Learning leadership skills
  • Resume Builder
  • Endless Opportunities!

 

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum age of 17 years for responding volunteers and 14 years for non-responding volunteers
  • Complete an application which includes a background investigation, driving record check, and fingerprinting
  • Complete basic training requirements
  • Obtain Knowledge of Department and Station Operating Procedures
  • Operational members must complete CPR Training (Provided through WCFR at no cost to the member)
  • Attend station sponsored training sessions, meetings, and fundraisers

 

HOW TO JOIN  

1.  Decide which Station is the best fit for you. We encourage all volunteers to join the station located closest to their home. This allows for prompt response time even when members are away from the station. We do recognize there may be instances where some would like to volunteer at stations outside of their “first due” based on work location, membership of colleagues, or opportunities offered. We are happy to work with you to determine which station your membership would benefit both yourself and the people of Warren County.    

2.  Contact that Station to Receive an Application. Visit the Station you decided on and request a tour, ask questions, and receive an application. Another option to this step is to contact our Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at joinnow@warrencountyfire.com and have your information passed directly to the station to contact you.

3.  Submit your Application. After completing your application, return it to the station. Make sure all information necessary is complete, including fingerprinting. Ask questions when returning your application to be clear on the process for gaining membership. Typically, applications are read and voted on at the Monthly Membership Meetings.

4.  Attend New Volunteer Orientation. This required course is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Perspective members will learn about what to expect as a volunteer, training requirements, and benefits. This course may be taken before you have applied for membership, or even decided on a station, and should be completed before becoming a member.

5.  Vote from Membership. After your background check and fingerprint results have returned to the department your application will be shared with the membership of the station for a vote. If the vote is in favor, you are now a Probationary Member. The requirements for Probationary Membership vary by station; make sure you are aware of the specific requirements during this time.

6.  Congratulations! You are now a member of Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue. You will now receive member benefits and training. Members are required to complete Healthcare Provider CPR prior to responding to calls, in addition to your station requirements. New members are encouraged to participate in our Emergency Medical Technician Academy and/or Firefighter Academy as it becomes available. Welcome to the Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Fire and Rescue!

 

CONTACT US 

For more information please contact joinnow@warrencountyfire.com or 540-636-3830.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Warren County Fire & Rescue Services

200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200

Front Royal, VA  22630

540-636-3830

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