Volunteer

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Goochland Fire-Rescue volunteers provide high quality service because we have a strong commitment to our tasks and maintain the highest possible level of training.

To become a member of a fire-rescue station, you must be at least 16 years of age, in reasonable health, and have no criminal record. Training opportunities include:
  • Firefighter I - basic fire fighting
  • Firefighter II- advanced fire control
  • Fire-Officer
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazardous materials containment
  • Search and rescue
  • River rescue
  • Fire Instructor
  • First responder-basic first aid techniques, 40-hour class
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
  • EMT B- Basic Emergency Medical care- 110-hour class and clinical
  • Advanced Life Support Provider
Volunteer Opportunities
Duty Roster
Fire-rescue members sign up for duty roster assignments based on their availability on a weekly or monthly basis. This allows members and officers to know who is available for emergencies and other duties at all times. It also allows volunteers to plan their schedules. Duty schedule arrangements are made on at the station level.

Support Roles
Most Fire-Rescue stations have auxiliaries that provide broad-based support for volunteers who respond to emergency calls.

Auxiliary members assist with fund-raising activities such as dinners, golf tournaments, and bake sales. They facilitate public education activities, building maintenance, and a variety of other services necessary to maintain an effective fire-rescue station. Auxiliary members also provide food and drink to firefighters and EMTs during extended emergency operations.

No matter what your talents or interests are, you can help! Volunteer! Bring your time and talents to Goochland Fire-Rescue, we can put them to good use whatever they may be. Volunteer Form

Contribute
If your schedule just won't allow you to join our volunteer ranks, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Goochland County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association to help defray costs. Donations are used to support station upkeep, to provide optional and additional volunteer training, and to purchase specialized equipment not included in the County budget.

  1. Emergency Medical Responder
  2. Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder (EMR/FR) program is a minimum of 63 hours developed to provide training in the provision of emergency care for those who are likely to be the first medical personnel responding to the scene of an accident, fire, or medical emergency. The emphasis of the course prepares the responder to address immediate life threats and injuries until more highly trained personnel are available.

This training is appropriate for professionals such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, school bus drivers, postal employees, and large segments of industry such as miners or factory workers and as an introduction to prehospital medicine.
Advanced Life Support Programs
  1. EMT-Enhanced/Advanced EMT
  2. Intermediate
  3. Paramedic
  4. RN to Paramedic Bridge Program
The Emergency Medical Technician-Enhanced Virginia Standard Curriculum represents the minimum required information to be presented within a course that leads to a Virginia EMT-Enhanced certification eligibility. All skills and subjects contained in the curriculum for EMT-Enhanced are covered in a minimum of 102 hours of instruction plus a minimum of 48 hours devoted to clinical rotations in the Emergency Department and in the field.