Will You Answer the Call?
Every day, citizens of our community find themselves in dire need of help. And when they have no one else to turn to, they call us. Who will answer that call if you won't?
The members of Nokesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department are normal, everyday people just like you. Every day, our members go to work, provide for their families, and face the same challenges that anybody faces. Every night, they become firefighters and EMT's, protecting their neighbors, fighting disasters, and saving lives.
Whether you are interested in applying for membership or just curious, we invite you to drop by Station 5 or Station 25 for a tour of the building and equipment and for a chance to meet some of our members. You can visit on weeknights between 7 PM and 9 PM, or on weekends between 10 AM and 9 PM. We look forward to meeting you!
We are looking for members to serve in a variety of ways. If you want to help and are interested in us, we are interested in you! Please read about our different membership categories below.
The department's focus is providing fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services to the community at large. Our Active Members are on the front line providing these services as Firefighters and EMTs. The time commitment is considerable, but so is the satisfaction you will receive!
Minimum Active NVFD Membership Requirements
- All members must be 16 years of age at the time of application. Junior members, aged 16-18, can volunteer subject, to certain restrictions, with parental consent.
- All members must serve a minimum of 30 hours per month.
- All applicants must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal and DMV background check. This will be done as part of the application process. Click here for a list of disqualifying factors.
- Applicants must be able to attend classes and their assigned duty crew on nights and weekends. Fire and EMS training classes are normally held on weekday evenings and weekends. Classes will usually require 2 specific weekday nights and one weekend day.
- Applicants must complete a fit test for SCBA and P100 masks.
- Applicants must attend CORE training classes within 2 months of being voted into the Department by the membership. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Core classes are normally held on Saturdays and Sundays. These classes include:
- CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (8 hours)
- Infection Control (4 hours)
- Hazardous Materials Awareness (8 hours)
- Stress First Aid (1 hour)
- EMS Billing and HIPAA Training (4 hours)
- Applicants must obtain a physical within 1 month of being voted in; a drug test will be part of that physical.
- Applicants must attend EMS Red Hat and Fire Red Hat classes (in-house introductory training), within 2 months of being voted in. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Physicals must be completed prior to attending Red Hat training.
- Applicants must be enrolled in the next available Fire or EMS training course following the completion of Red Hat training.
- EMS classes are 140 hours (approximately 4 months to complete).
- Fire classes are 350 hours (approximately 6 months to complete).
- After completion of Red Hat training, applicants will be assigned to a duty crew. Crews run every sixth day (i.e. if your duty crew runs on Wednesday this week, your duty crew will run on Tuesday next week). Our duty crew schedule is outlined here:
|Day of the Week||Time of Shift||Shift Length|
|Monday - Thursday||06:00 p.m. – 06:00 a.m.||12 hours|
|Friday||06:00 p.m. – 09:00 a.m.||15 hours|
|Saturday||09:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.||24 hours|
|Sunday||09:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.||21 hours|
All newly accepted members are on a probationary period of 6 months. After that time, the membership will vote on acceptance as a full member if they are enrolled in either an EMT-B or Firefighter class. If not enrolled, the probationary period will be extended for another 6 months. If not enrolled in a course by the end of one year, the member will be dismissed.
All Members providing 30 hours per month of service are eligible for benefits, including:
- Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP)
- Reduced Personal Property Tax Rate for one vehicle
If you would like to be involved with the Nokesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department but you are not interested in serving as an EMT or firefighter, you can still help! We are in need of Business Members with experience in, or a desire to help with:
- Fund Raising Activities
- Office Skills
- Financial Skills
- Organizational Skills
- "What Would You Like to Do?" Skills
Additional Application Information
Driving record - Upon receipt of your application, we will order your Driving Record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. This will be done at no charge to you.
Criminal record - Upon receipt of your application, we are required by law to order a Virginia State Police “Criminal History and Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minors Report”. This will be done at no charge to you. If you are voted in for membership, you will not be able to respond to any emergency calls until this report is obtained. It will take approximately 15 days from the date we place the order. This report is kept confidential.
Junior members (under 18 years of age) – Junior applicants will be required to submit a copy of their most recent report card during the application process.
After you have read the descriptions of our different membership categories and decided which one is for you, click on the "apply now" link below.