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Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad

Attendees at our donor reception in front of RS742

The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. (WVRS) is seeking members of the community to serve on its newly formed Advisory Council (Council).

The Council will provide a community perspective and share information and advice to help shape the future of the WVRS; and contribute toward WVRS’ goal of providing optimal fire-rescue services and emergency medical care.

The WVRS is a volunteer, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation dedicated to the protection of the public’s health and safety in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. We provide emergency services to any person in need.

Position Details
Position Description:

The WVRS is looking for members of the community, willing to provide broad perspectives on community needs and priorities to the WVRS Board of Directors. Specifically, we are seeking individuals to offer ideas and viewpoints that are representative of the health, education, business, religious and community viewpoints that make up our response area in Montgomery County. Strong consideration shall be given to applicants with letters of recommendation from Wheaton and mid-county organizations.
Council members will be nominated by the WVRS President, and confirmed by the WVRS Board of Directors, to serve a two-year, uncompensated volunteer term.

Preferred Qualifications:
Passion and a commitment to meeting the needs of the growing community of Wheaton, Maryland and the mid-county area;
Letter(s) of recommendation from community organizations; and
Demonstrated community leadership experience.

Position Responsibilities:
Attend at least four quarterly Council meetings per year and take an active role in discussions and decision making that come before the Council.
Salary and Benefits:
Unpaid volunteer position
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to the President of the WVRS, Gamunu Wijetunge, at gam@wvrs.org no later than 5pm EST on January 30, 2021. Letters of recommendation should also be emailed to gam@wvrs.org.

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About Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad


2400 Arcola Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, US

Mission Statement

The WVRS provides free emergency and routine ambulance, paramedic, and heavy rescue services in response to 911 calls in designated areas of Montgomery County, Maryland.


The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad was formed in 1955, and has served the community of Wheaton and surrounding areas of Montgomery County for over 40 years. The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is a corps of volunteers who own, maintain and staff a fleet of 2 rescue squads, 3 medic units, 3 ambulances, 3utility vehicles, and associated equipment.

Each member volunteers his or her own time one night a week from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and one day every third weekend. The station is staffed entirely by volunteers at all times except for weekdays, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. when staffing is provided by both volunteers and the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Together, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no charge to those served.

The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is dependent solely upon donations from the community and fundraisers for financial support. As long as the community provides support, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad will continue to provide fire,rescue and emergency medical services to all our neighbors and the community free of charge.

Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Public Advocacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Attend at least four quarterly meetings per year.

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