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Lorton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

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Interested in volunteering within the community and helping the volunteer fire company?
We are in need of enthusiastic members interested in helping us connect further with the community and with other organizations in the area. Are you a part of another organization who would like to parter with LortonVFD? We are open to partnering with others who seek to better the community at large.

Join us as an administrative member and enjoy all of the benefits of membership, including all moral events, while contributing your own special skillset to the station and the community.Our membership includes everything from retired military service members, medical professionals, teachers, robotics engineers, restauranteurs, and many more.Anything you do can be used for the betterment of the station and the community.

As a volunteer you will be afforded the best training available to any emergency responders in the world today, the same training that the Fairfax County career staff and the internationally revered Virginia Task Force 1 receive, free of charge.If you are truly committed to advancing you can become an EMT-B and as well as a volunteer fire fighter in 12 months, and your certification will never lapse thanks to our frequent members only recertification credits and training exercises.

In addition to EMT/FireFighter school our volunteers have the opportunity to learn other skills at the station.Joint us and become a CPR/AED instructor and a Stop The Bleed Instructor.We offer classes to the community and the public at large in order to improve medical literacy and bolster the emergency readiness of our neighborhoods.

Curious about a career in medicine, public service, disaster relief, public service, government work, the military, or anything else?

Being a volunteer teaches skills and provides valuable insights that are difficult to experience elsewhere.Learn or practice your leadership skills by volunteering to work with the board or leading a volunteer shift on the ambulance or fire engine.Develop communication skills while interacting with professionals and civilians in challenging circumstances.Improve your physical fitness by taking advantage of the gym at the station and the free county rec center membership that being volunteer provides.Takes classes not available to the public in specialized fields including hazardous materials, disaster psychology, blood born pathogens, and many more.Make new friends and grow your network within the station and the emergency responder community.


Please apply using our Volunteer Management System (VMS) at this address:

https://vms.fcvfra.org/recruitment.cfm?action=info&did=19

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About Lorton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Location:

7701 ARMISTEAD RD, LORTON, VA 22079, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to train and maintain a force of professional volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technicians in support of the Lorton Community and the Fairfax County Fire Department; assist in fire prevention and public health efforts through public education; help maintain the quality of life within our community; and to honor those who have served in the past.

Description

Since 1954 the Lorton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad has been a proud cornerstone of the Lorton community. We have been the home for hundreds of unpaid volunteers EMTs and fire fighters who support our 24/7 career staff and operate on our own fire and medical apparatuses. Last year our volunteers responded to over 5,000 calls in Lorton, Fairfax Station, Mason Neck, Gunston, Fort Belvoir, Springfield, and along I-95. These emergencies included fires, car accidents, natural disasters, hazardous materials, medical emergencies, and terrorist attacks, among many others.

As a volunteer you will be afforded the best training available to any emergency responders in the world today, the same training that the Fairfax County career staff and the internationally revered Virginia Task Force 1 receive, free of charge. If you are truly committed to advancing you can become an EMT-B and as well as a volunteer fire fighter in 12 months, and your certification will never lapse thanks to our frequent members only recertification credits and training exercises.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7701 Armistead RdLorton, VA 22079

(38.70361,-77.21011)
 

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours / month

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