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Volunteer Recruitment

Join Our Team! 

We have a role for you!

We work in partnership with the county’s career firefighters and emergency medical technicians and receive the same level of training and equipment.

Our county is very diverse with a growing multicultural population, and includes rural, suburban and urban areas. Our challenge is to serve these areas with the best volunteers our county has to offer. And that’s where YOU come in!

Information Sessions

Find out how you can volunteer for a fire company or rescue squad.

  • Wednesday July 11, 2018 (6 p.m.)

  • Thursday August 9, 2018 (6 p.m.)

  • Wednesday September 5, 2018 (6 p.m.)

Session Location

Eanes-Pitman Public Safety Training Center
6610 Public Safety Way
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Volunteer for All the Right Reasons 

  • Receive professional training in emergency response.
  • Enhance leadership and job skills.
  • Explore career possibilities.
  • Connect with your community—get involved.
  • Enjoy camaraderie with fellow volunteers who share your interests.
  • Be part of lifesaving team.
  • Give back to the community and make a difference.
  • Be challenged.

For more information, contact Volunteer Recruiter David Tesh or call 804-748-1629.

Administrative Volunteers

I Want to Volunteer

There are vital behind-the-scenes opportunities for knowledgeable volunteers. Administrative members typically serve at a fixed facility, for example

  • fire administration
  • public safety training center
  • fire logistics warehouse
  • fire station


Administrative Support

  • Completion of tasks including but not limited to
    • customer service
    • interdepartmental mail sorting and delivery
    • clerical and information systems technology assistance

Fire and Life Safety Public Education 

  • Delivery of fire and life safety education and injury prevention programs to
    • schools
    • community groups
    • targeted audiences

Training Instructor 

  • Delivery of educational and technical training programs to career and/or volunteer fire and EMS members

Logistics Support  

  • Tasks including but not limited to
    • inventory control
    • stocking and filling requisitions for supplies and equipment
    • fire station deliveries
    • transportation of members and equipment
    • equipment maintenance

For more information, contact Volunteer Recruiter David Tesh or call 804-748-1629.

Operational Volunteers

I Want to Volunteer!

Our volunteers provide support for weather-related emergencies including

  • earthquakes
  • hurricanes
  • tornadoes
  • severe storms.



  • Front-line operational members who are cross-trained and certified to perform both firefighting and emergency medical services duties.

Junior Volunteer Firefighter

  • Members who are 16 and 17 years old
  • Limited emergency response duties

 EMS only*

  • Front-line operational members who are trained and certified to perform EMS duties only
  • May practice duties according to their level of EMS certification

Emergency Operations Support

    • Members who are not trained or certified to perform front-line firefighting or patient care emergency duties
    • May fulfill various support functions at incident scenes. 

Are you Bilingual? 

*Bilingual volunteers needed—especially Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian dialects and other languages!


  • Must be 16 years old
  • Meet minimum health and performance standards
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Possess a valid Virginia Drivers License and pass a driving history check
  • Read, write and speak English

For more information, contact Volunteer Recruiter David Tesh or call 804-748-1629.