Goochland County

Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services

Goochland County

Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services

Inside Goochland County Fire-Rescue

Volunteer Opportunities

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We continuously welcome applications for volunteer positions in Fire & EMS roles.

With Goochland County Fire-Rescue, you can discover a multitude of compelling reasons to volunteer at your local fire department, not only by contributing to your community and building a second family, but also learning your unique role in a Fire & EMS system that is continually growing. As an active volunteer member of the organization, we can support higher education opportunities through scholarship assistance, as well as valuable and free training for a potential career in emergency services.

Volunteer opportunities are open at each of our six stations throughout the county and applicants do not need to be residents to apply. Explore more below and feel free to reach out with any questions about how our diverse opportunities align with your interests and goals.

Check out our many volunteer opportunities by clicking below.


Responds to different types of fires, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents and extrications, alarm activations, smoke alarm installations, medical emergencies, water rescues, and many other calls.

Emergency Medical Services

Responds to medical emergencies, including heart problems, breathing problems, diabetic emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, cardiac arrests, and many other types of calls.

Auxiliary Members

Assists with fundraising activities, facilitates public education activities, building maintenance, and a variety of other services necessary to maintain an effective fire-rescue station. Members also provide food and drinks to firefighters and EMTs during extended emergency operations.

Minimum Requirements:

Training Opportunities Include:

The Application Process:

1st Step

Submit Completed Application

Submit a completed application and reference forms to Fire-Rescue Administration. A preliminary background check will be conducted.

2nd Step

Panel Interview

Upon receipt of a clear preliminary check, the applicant will be invited to participate in a panel interview. If the panel interview results are favorable, the applicant will be sent information on how to get their fingerprints completed.

3rd Step


Once fingerprints are taken, a more thorough background check will be completed by the Virginia Office of EMS. The Virginia Office of EMS will notify Goochland Fire-Rescue if the applicant is eligible for membership.

4th Step

Final Review

The application is sent to the Fire-Rescue Chief for final review and approval. The applicant will be required to pass a medical/physical exam conducted by a contract medical provider.

Overall process could take 30–90 days to complete.

While your application is being processed

… you can start your training today! Just follow these directions and links to begin your journey into public safety.

Step One:

Create a FEMA Student ID (FEMA SID).

Step Two:

Begin your training by clicking the links below.

Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200

An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

National Response Framework, An Introduction

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