Be Somebody’s Hero: A Vital, Rewarding Service

Membership in one of Fairfax County’s 12 volunteer fire and rescue departments means being a part of one of the most respected emergency service organizations in the United States.  Every day, volunteers stand side-by-side with career professionals to save lives, protect property, and forge ties within our communities. Volunteering provides you with an opportunity to challenge yourself, build new skills, and become part of a tight-knit public service force; all while feeling the rewards of having contributed to a purpose greater than yourself.

Find Your Place: There’s Room for You Here

Fairfax County’s fire and rescue volunteers are diverse in every respect, but we are a community united by our desire to serve and our pride at being part of the emergency services world. Volunteers come from all walks of life:”engineers, homemakers, students, IT/high tech professionals, scientists, government employees, active and retired service members, consultants, builders, business owners, lawyers, and many other professions.  Both men and women serve, in all capacities.  Whether you are a long-time County resident or are new to Fairfax, you are welcomed here.  Each of us brings unique skills and experiences to the team.  And as volunteers, we are honored to partner with the superb career staff of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Learn more about how you could serve:

  • Operational: Participate in fire and rescue activities.
  • Administrative: Participate in business, management, and other needed capacities.

Join Us

Many of our departments are currently accepting applications, and we’d love to have you on our team.  If you have ever thought about becoming a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or participating administratively, you have a chance to make a difference.  Bring your motivation to serve, and we’ll provide you with training and experience to boost safety awareness and mean greater welfare for your family, friends, and neighbors.

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