It's 3:00 am, a cold winter's night. Snow is falling and the area is quietly blanketed in white. You're nestled in, sound asleep, when suddenly you're torn awake by the sound of the bell and a blinding light. Duty calls. You leave the warmth of your bed to head out into the cold, but you don't complain, you don't ask for thanks. You do your job, you save lives and protect property. You do it for free. You're a volunteer firefighter / EMT.
The New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is part of what is called a "combined system:. Fauquier County Fire and Rescue relies heavily on the use of volunteer firefighters. There are 15 volunteer fire stations spread throughout Fauquier County, served by more than 200 volunteers.
The NBVFRC's building and apparatus are owned by the department; paid for by tax-free donations from the community. The time volunteer firefighters put in every year, combined with community donations for the purchase of facilities, apparatus and equipment saves the county millions of dollars a year.
What's in it for me?
The satisfaction of knowing that you have donated your time and efforts to being a part of the community. Knowing that you may one day be able to save a life and knowing that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to help you excel in any endeavor in your life.
Who can join?
Anyone of good moral character, age 14 and up, can join the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. We have four classes of membership:
- The cadet program in open to 14 and 15 year olds who have their parent's permission. Although cadets cannot respond on actual emercency calls they can attend training drills to become familiar with our fire and rescue equipment.
- Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old my join our Junior program. Juniors may attend county provided Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training programs and properly certified Junior members may respond to emergency calls.
- Senior membership is open to those 18 years of age or older. Such members can respond to emergency calls, drive the emergency apparatus, and serve as operational and administrative officers.
- Auxillary membership is open to individuals who do not wish to respond to emergency calls, but would like to help out at fund raising functions and other such support activities.
OK, How do I sign up?
We hold a business meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7pm. On other Mondays we hold drills at the same time. If you can stop by the station on any Monday just before the meeting or drill there should be members present that can give you the application forms. If another day would be more convenient for you that's OK too.
If you would like further information about membership, see our contact us page or email firstname.lastname@example.org