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 (firefighters/EMT/Paramedic) as well as non-operational personnel for administrative, office management, and community education initiatives.
Minimum Position Requirements
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Successfully complete the application process to include:
- A criminal history record check, including fingerprinting
- Driving record check
- Online training courses
- CPR certification
- Complete a minimum of 24 hours of service each month including training and staffing of the station
- Enroll in the first available certification class including:
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC),
- Volunteer Fire Academy
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Maintain the personal protective equipment (PPE) issued by SCFR
- Complete the annual physical scheduled and paid for by SCFR
Questions regarding the Volunteer Application process can be directed to Fire and Rescue Headquarters at 540-658-7200 or by emailing us.
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