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JOIN OUR TEAM!

Do you want to do something exceptional...
Are you looking for a way to make a difference...
Would you like to help your family, fellow peers, and local community in their time of need...

Come volunteer with us at Hollymead Fire Rescue!


We rely on a combination of volunteer and career firefighting and emergency medical personnel to provide vital emergency services to our community!  If you would like to make a difference and be there for your friends and neighbors when it really matters, then contact us today!  You don't need previous experience or training; we will provide your training free-of-charge.



NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VOLUNTEER RESIDENT (LIVE-IN) PROGRAM


General Information:

We encourage you to apply to volunteer at Hollymead Fire Rescue!

There are two general categories of membership: Operational and Non-operational Support. Operational members respond to and mitigate emergencies. Non-operational Support members assist with the multitude of tasks for business operations.

Operational Members can serve as EMS/EVOC-only [serve on just the Medic/Ambulance], Firefigher-only [serve on just the Engine/Tower/Tanker], or Cross-trained Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Medic [serve on all apparatus].

Minimum Requirements:
EMS/EVOC-only: BLS-CPR, EMT-B, and EVOC Class III
Firefighter-only: BLS-CPR, Firefighter I, HAZMAT-Awareness, and EVOC Class III
Firefighter/EMT: BLS-CPR, EMT-B, Firefighter I, HAZMAT-Awareness, and EVOC Class III
Firefighter/Medic: BLS-CPR, EMT-I/P, Firefighter I, HAZMAT-Awareness, and EVOC Class III

NOTE: No experience or certifications are necessary to start volunteering.

Non-operational Support Members can serve by assisting in marketing for fund-raising and recruitment, finances, station cleaning, or a myriad of other business functions. 

If interested in volunteering as Non-operational Support member email: sgaber@albemarle.org


Volunteer Types:

  • Active volunteers are required to contribute forty-eight (48) hours of volunteer service per calendar month. This can be a combination of eight (8), ten (10), twelve (12), or twenty-four (24) hour shifts.
  • Associate volunteers are required to contribute twenty-four (24) hours of volunteer service per calendar month. This can be a combination of eight (8), ten (10), twelve (12), or twenty-four (24) hour shifts. Associate volunteers are those individuals who are associated with another fire-rescue/EMS organization.
  • Live-In Volunteers are another means to provide volunteer duty coverage for emergency services.  Four (4) individuals are competitively selected to participate in the LIP based on the fiscal calendar year.  View the entire details here.
  • Support volunteers [non-operational] are required to contribute eight (8) hours of volunteer service per calendar month.


UVa/PVCC Students:

Hollymead Fire Rescue realizes that your time is valuable and irreplaceable. We also realize that you primary responsibility is to your higher education. It is because of this that Hollymead Fire Rescue has flexible duty scheduling. Basically, you schedule your duty hours around your academic and personal obligations. The only thing you have to do is fulfill the required monthly hours, which are determined by whether you are an active or associate volunteer. Also, the time spent in training goes towards your monthly hourly requirements.

The call volume of HFR is around 3-5 calls a day so even when on duty there is plenty of time to study or read in preparation for your classes. We also have high-speed internet access and onsite laundry facilities available.


Uniqueness of Hollymead Fire Rescue:

  • Flexible duty scheduling 
  • Joint volunteer and career staffing 24 hours a day, Current Staff 
  • Provides both Fire-Rescue/EMS response and EMS transport
  • Guaranteed medic-level staffing of both the Medic and Engine by the volunteers and career staff

The volunteers at Hollymead Fire Rescue consist of local professionals and UVa/PVCC students. Furthermore, We are a tight knit family across the volunteers and career staff. This unique relationship coupled with your participation will form strong friendships, provide many networking opportunities, and enrich both your education and your personal well-being.

We are continually expanding our membership and we look forward to hearing from you!

Apply online

Contact Us

Volunteer Service Membership Policy

Volunteer Duty Schedule/Calendar

More Information & Volunteer Benefits

Duty Guidelines Policy

Informational Pamphlet Volunteer Uniform & Gear Issuance Policy Volunteer Live-In Program


Career Personnel: We are engaged in continuous recruitment for career personnel.  Click here for more information on career opportunities.  Career Shift Schedule

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