Recruitment Process

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is always looking for professional, dedicated and talented individuals to join our team! Whether you are looking for a career in emergency services or would like to volunteer in your community, there is a place for you in the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System.  

Requirements to become a professional Loudoun County Firefighter/EMT (next hiring process Spring 2019):

18 years of age at time of applicationHigh School Diploma/GEDValid Driver's License
Drug & Tobacco free

Benefits Include:

ALS Pay – Paramedic: $14,000ALS Pay – Intermediate: $12,000$10,000 Hiring Bonus for ALS Providers!
Base Starting Salary- $43,636Virginia Retirement System incl Hazard Pay457 Deferred Comp Plan with match
Tuition AssistanceGI Bill Benefits to eligible veteransShort and Long Term disability
Life InsuranceMedical, Dental & Vision

Application & Hiring Process:

Online Application & QuestionnaireWritten ExamPhysical Agility Test
Polygraph ExaminationInterviewBackground Investigation
Medical Examination & Drug Screen


Preference given to System Volunteers, Medics and Veterans. Email us for questions regarding the hiring process.

Volunteering with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System

Currently, there are over a million firefighters in the United States.  According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 70% of those firefighters are volunteers. These volunteers save our country an estimated $138 billion with their donated time, based on a study done by the National Fire Protection Association.

Loudoun County is proud to have 15 Volunteer Companies that provide front line emergency services to the community and surrounding areas. Currently there are over 1,200 volunteers and 600 career first responders in the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System! Close to 800 volunteers serve in an operational capacity as the remaining administrative volunteers provide the necessary “behind the scenes” duties to maintain station operations. 

Our operational members are professionally trained and  have the ability to achieve certifications in the following areas at no cost: 

  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Specialty Rescue

For more information about volunteering in Loudoun County visit target="_self">www.OpenNewDoors.org, call or text 571-442-2801 or email us.