The County of Warren is seeking qualified and experienced individuals to form an eligibility list to fill current part-time vacancies and any potential full-time vacancies within the Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services provides Fire and EMS response to the 39,000+ citizens across the 219 square miles of the Town of Front Royal and the County of Warren, Virginia. Utilizing the combination approach of career and volunteer Fire, EMS and Support personnel, the Department currently staffs 5 individual volunteer Fire and EMS combination stations with 34 uniformed full-time career personnel, 5-10 part-time career personnel and approximately 40 volunteer response personnel. Warren County also currently has three volunteer stations. These dedicated men and women protect life, property, and environment by responding to all fire and non-fire emergencies and rescues within the community.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid Virginia driver’s license and must be insurable. Minimum requirements for Firefighter/EMT include certification as a Virginia Firefighter I with Firefighter II preferred, Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and CPR. Additional requirements for Firefighter/Medic include Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate or higher, ACLS preferred. Work schedules include day shift, night shift and/or shift work. Full-time benefits include Virginia Retirement System/LEOS, health insurance, paid leave, and training opportunities.
Candidates must successfully complete the standard Department of Fire and Rescue Services Candidate Physical Agility Test and Written Examination. Testing is anticipated to be scheduled for July 11 and/or 18. A post offer background check, criminal history, driving record, physical and drug screening are required.
For employment application, including job description, contact Warren County Administrator’s Office, 220 North Commerce Avenue, Suite 100, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630, (540) 636-4600, or applications may be obtained online. Equal Opportunity Employer.
WCFR Releases 2017 Annual Report
Once again, it is with great pride of our accomplishments that we present you, our customers, with the 2017 Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Annual Report. We have tried to make this document a very comprehensive look at our Fire and Rescue Department’s activities this past year. We hope you will not only enjoy reading this document, but realize that our Fire and Rescue Department (career and volunteer) has been extremely busy in providing the best possible emergency and non-emergency service.
To view a copy of this report, please click the link below:
Welcome to the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
The Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services provide Fire and EMS response to the 38,387 citizens across the 216 square miles of Front Royal/Warren County, Virginia. Utilizing the combination approach of career and volunteer Fire, EMS and Support personnel, we staff 8 individual volunteer Fire and EMS combination stations with 33 uniformed full-time career personnel, 20 part-time career personnel and approximately 70 volunteer response personnel. These dedicated men and women protect the life, property, and environment of our community by responding to all fire and non-fire emergencies and rescues within Front Royal/Warren County and surrounding areas. The Department responds to and provides first response advanced/basic life support care to sick and/or injured and transportation to the appropriate medical facility. The Department also provides resources to respond to a wide array of emergencies in an all hazard emergency response concept and provides mutual aid response in cases of reduced resources to agencies along our borders.
The Department is managed by the Office of the Fire Chief, who supports fire suppression, emergency medical service, and emergency management; reviews and develops objectives, goals, policies, and procedures; compiles statistical information; prepares, monitors, and manages a combined budget of $4,226,380.00 (FY-16/17).
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The Forestry State Burning Law is now in effect from February 15 through April 30.
Do Not Burn Until After 4:00 P.M.
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