Types of Volunteer Memberships

Operational

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Emergency Medical Technicians provide emergency medical care to injured and sick patients.
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Firefighters provide emergency fire suppression and/or specialized rescue services.
Operational Members are those that provide emergency services to the public. They are required to become certified EMTs, Firefighters, or Emergency Vehicle Operators, attend required training classes to maintain their certifications, and be present at their assigned duty times.

Administrative

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Administrative/Auxilliary Members help keep the station running smoothly from day to day. Generally, it is whatever you feel you can contribute and apply any special skills that you may have. Examples of Administrative roles are: Chaplain services, event coordination, financial management, vehicle maintenance, computer support, public relations, and more.

Some stations have an Auxilliary component that can provide food and drinks to firefighters and EMTs on a long duration emergency scene. In these instances, admin/auxilliary memebers respond to the scene in special vehicles containing food and drinks.


Volunteers Requirements


Volunteer stations can use any help you can provide either as an operational or administrative member. Many members contribute in both operational and administrative capacities.


General applications procedures involve application forms, a basic fingerprint-based background check, a driving record check, and a physical which is provided by Loudoun County.

Volunteer Benefits


As a volunteer there are benefits you may take advantage of including:
  • Vehicle tax break (annual requirements must be met)
  • Paid county decal (annual requirements must be met)
  • Scholarships/Tuition reimbursement
  • County retirement program (annual requirements must be met)
  • Discounts at participating businesses

For a list of benefits, click here. (PDF - Updated June 2015)