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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMTs respond to a wide variety of emergency calls from vehicle accidents and traumatic injuries to general sickness and complex medical emergencies. EMTs learn to assess the patient, coordinate care with paramedics and the hospital, render basic life support care, and prepare the patient for and transport them to the local medical facility. EMTs can advance to higher levels of responsibility including ambulance driver, unit officer, and paramedic.

 

If desired, EMTs can become firefighters, but it is not a requirement of operational duty.

 

All training is provided, no experience is required.

 

Once trained, EMTs must be on duty a minimum of 20 hours per month, attend the monthly membership meeting, attend monthly training drills, and work their assigned bingo or kitchen shift.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or current legal resident with at least 24 months of U.S. residency.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Successfully pass a background investigation.

  • Successfully pass a physical examination.

 

Note: Illegal drugs use during the last twelve months, and/or two or more moving traffic violations during the last twelve months disqualify candidates.

PROCESS

  1. ​Click "Apply Now" and submit your contact information. A member of the recruiting team will contact you to discuss your interests and the opportunities for volunteering.

  2. Attend a prospective member meeting to learn more and tour the fire station.

  3. Submit your application for membership.

  4. Participate in an interview.

  5. Undergo a background check. Once the background check is complete, the Board of Trustees will review your application and decide on whether to extend membership.

 

For questions about volunteering commitment, eligibility and the application process, email hr@dlvfrd.org.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

BENEFITS

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you have donated your time and efforts to being a part of your community

  • The experience to help you excel in any endeavor in your life

  • Critical thinking and leadership skills

  • Personal property tax exemption for one vehicle within Fairfax County

Operational volunteers are entitled to the following:

  • Official uniforms

  • Duty boots allowance

  • Recreation Center accesses

  • Comprehensive physical examinations

  • In-Station lockers

COMMITMENT

  • Attend monthly membership meetings in-station the second Monday of the month

  • Attend our annual Open House event in October

  • Attend assigned bingo shifts on Wednesday or Saturday nights (16 per year)

Operational Volunteers are expected to the following in addition to the above:

  • Volunteer at least 20 hours per month/240 hours per year, including completion of mandatory refresher/re-certification training (this does not include the intensive training for EMT-B and fire fighter certification)

  • Attend training and drills as needed on nights and weekends in-station or at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy

ARE YOU READY?