Interested In Serving Your Community?

Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician requires significant commitment, but comes with great reward.

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department is a combination department with a need for both dedicated operational volunteers (fire fighters/EMT/Paramedic) as well as non-operational personnel for administrative, office management, and community education initiatives.
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Minimum Position Requirements

1. Be at least 18 years of age (16 years of age for junior members).
2. Successfully complete the application process to include:
a. An interview with respective Volunteer Company Chief/President
b. A background check
c. A criminal history record check, including fingerprinting*
d. May be required to complete a random drug screening test
e. A physical exam by a Department provided physician may be required
f. Possession of a valid Virginia Drivers License and excellent driving record (preferred)
g. Obtaining certificates for completion of the identified (online) ICS Modules
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ICS Online Training Modules

Upon completion of the required forms and training, contact Fire and Rescue Headquarters to schedule an appointment.

Questions regarding the Volunteer Application process can be directed to Fire and Rescue Headquarters at 540-658-7200 or by emailing us.

Volunteer Firefighter

Most Volunteer Firefighters seek valuable experience in their pursuit of a career in the fire service, and many join to fulfill a need to actively participate in their local communities. Regardless of your reasons, being a member in the fire service is one of the most honored and respected positions in the community! Access a full job description.

Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician

Most Volunteer EMT’s seek to serve their communities as emergency responders and require more flexibility to meet work/life balance needs. Some use this opportunity as a stepping stone to pursue a career in nursing, medicine or the fire service. Regardless of your reasons, being a volunteer is one of the most honored and respected positions in the community! Access a full EMT job description

Fire Corps Program

Fire Corps is an integral part of Citizen Corps, the Department of Homeland Security’s grass-roots movement that actively involves everyone in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger, and better prepared. Fire Corps is the key component of Citizen Corps that supports and supplements resource constrained fire and EMS departments through the use of citizen advocates for non-operational activities. Fire Corps is coordinated nationally through a collaborative partnership of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer Combination Officers Section, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the National Volunteer Fire Council, and the U.S. Fire Administration.

To qualify for the Fire Corps, volunteers must be available to serve for at least one calendar year and to work at least eight hours a month. They must pass a criminal background check, have a current driver’s license and be able to perform light physical duties as needed.

The Fire Corps program with Stafford County is administered through the Citizens Assistance and Volunteer Services office and coordinated through the Community Risk Reduction Branch of the Fire and Rescue Department.

For more information or to apply, please contact Citizens Assistance at 540-658-4516 or email.

Find additional information regarding the national Fire Corps program.