Are You Ready To Answer The Call?

Answering the call to become a Volunteer Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician requires significant commitment, but comes with great reward. The King George County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services is a combination department with a need for dedicated volunteers (Firefighters/EMT/Paramedic) to answer emergency calls as well as personnel for administrative, office management, and community education initiatives.

Application Requirements (Minimum)IMG_0692

  • Be at least 18 years of age (or 16-17 years old for the Junior program).
  • Successfully complete the application process to include:
    • A background check
    • Copy of Immunization Records
    • A criminal history record check, including fingerprinting*
    • Application Documentation
    • Submit your application documentation once it has all be completed through this e-mail, or drop the hard copies off to our Co. 1 station, Headquarters at 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485.

On-boarding Process

  • Upon submission of the application documentation, the applicant must complete these steps prior to becoming a member:
    • Successfully complete an interview with the Membership Committee (to be scheduled upon submission of the application documentation)
    • Complete the Ticket to Ride packet which contains several foundation certification courses, and successfully complete the Physical Agility Test
    • Attend the New Volunteer Orientation
    • Applicants will be presented to the Volunteer membership to be voted upon after completion of all of the steps listed above
    • Approved applicants will be presented to the Fire Chief to receive their Welcome to Membership acceptance letter

Membership Requirements

  • Volunteer members are required to sign up for on-duty shifts (on apparatus, answering emergency calls) for a minimum of 12-18 hours/month. 
    • Shifts can be scheduled at any of our three stations that are in the county
    • Shifts can be scheduled at any time, allowing for flexibility with outside obligations
  • Volunteer members are required to attend 50% of the in-house volunteer training nights per year
    • There are two in-house training nights per month
  • It is strongly recommended that volunteer members also attend the monthly Business Meetings

Additional Information

Questions regarding the Volunteer Application process can be directed to Fire and Rescue Headquarters at 540-775-8900 or by emailing us.


We are excited to have you join our team!