How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Department Volunteer. You are beginning an incredible path of exciting and fulfilling community service.  Along with personal satisfaction, other benefits of volunteering include:

  1. Potential college transfer credits towards a degree
  2. Free health physical
  3. Initial Training and equipment provided
  4. Leadership training
  5. Potential career path

Types of Jobs We Offer:


Responds to different types of fires (brush, vehicle, commercial, residential); hazardous materials incidents (spills, leaks); motor vehicle accidents and extrications; alarm activations; smoke alarm installations; medical emergencies; water rescues; and many other calls.
Emergency medical technician program

Emergency Medical Technician:

Responds to medical emergencies, including heart problems, breathing problems, diabetic emergencies, trauma, motor vehicle accidents, and general illness calls.

Auxiliary Members:

Provides assistance to the companies such as fund-raising, community service events, delivering food and drink to personnel at major incidents, and general administrative work.

What to Expect in Your First Year:

Training in Firefighter 1 and/or Emergency Medical Technician

Hazardous Materials Response training

Emergency Vehicle Operations

National Incident Management Systems training (on-line)

CPR training

Participation in monthly company meetings

Participation in training drills; community events/stand-bys for large events

Powhatan Volunteer firefighter application

While your application is being processed

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

Step One:

Create a FEMA Student ID (FEMA SID)

Step two:

Begin your training

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System


IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents


IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction


IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction


How to apply

  1. Open the form-fillable application package
  2. Complete all information
  3. Print and sign the package
  4. Scan and send the application to volunteer@powhatanva.gov with the subject line reading “application for Recruitment officer” OR mail/deliver the completed application to Fire Administration, 3910 Old Buckingham Rd, Suite C, Powhatan, VA 23139
  5. Visit the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center to be fingerprinted
  6. The company you choose will contact you to meet their membership and begin your public safety journey