Fire & Rescue Volunteers
Currently, there are over a million firefighters in the United States. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 70% of those firefighters are volunteers. These volunteers save our country an estimated $138 billion with their donated time, based on a study done by the National Fire Protection Association.
Loudoun County is proud to have 16 volunteer companies that provide front line services to the community and surrounding areas. Currently there are over 1,200 volunteers in the county and 500 career staff working together to provide life safety and property protection services to residents.
Administrative members are also utilized to provide the necessary "behind the scenes" duties to maintain station operations.
View a list of all Loudoun stations.
Our operational members are professionally trained and achieve certifications in:
- Emergency Medical Services
- Hazardous Materials
- Emergency Vehicle Operations
- Vehicle Extrication
- Specialty Rescue
- And many others!
Volunteers participate in training both at their stations and at the county training facility. Loudoun County has its own state-of-the-art training academy located in Leesburg, VA where fire and rescue courses, from a basic to advanced level, are offered. All courses are offered at no cost to the volunteer and are usually offered in the evenings and weekends to accommodate busy work schedules. Some of the training can be physically demanding and requires determination and a significant time commitment to complete the necessary training. Many courses are state certifications regulated by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services.
In addition to operational fire and rescue positions, we also need volunteers for administrative tasks and duties that keep the business aspect of the company functioning. These positions may include public relations, web design, event coordination, chaplain services, information technology, recruitment and retention, financial planning, record keeping, and many others.