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. Fill out our LCFR Job Interest Card and receive a notification when we open the hiring process for that job. 

Requirements to become a professional Loudoun County Firefighter/EMT 

18 years of age by time of ad closureHigh School Diploma/GEDValid Driver’s License
Drug & Tobacco free by time of hire

Benefits Include:

Base Starting Salary- $55,012.30Additional compensation credit for higher educationALS Pay (Upon Local Authorization) – Paramedic: $14, 000*
ALS Pay (Upon Local Authorization) – Intermediate: $12, 000*EMT Advanced Pay (Upon Local Authorization): $6,000*up to $10, 000 ALS Incentive Bonus for EMT I/P Upon Local Authorization*
Schedule: 48 hour work week (24 on, 48 off with "Kelly Days" every seven shifts)Virginia Retirement Benefits (with a 1.85% multiplier), including a Hazardous Duty Benefits457 Deferred Compensation Plan with employer match
6 weeks of paid family medical leaveMedical, Dental and VisionShort and Long Term disability
Tuition Assistance up to $3,000 annually
5% pay increase for obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher
2.5% lump sum payout for obtaining an associate's degree
Life InsuranceThis institution is approved to offer the GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency

*ALS Benefit: We are seeking Advanced Life Support (ALS) Providers to join our department. Upon local authorization following successful completion of Recruit School, an Intermediate or Paramedic will become eligible for a $10,000 one-time, lump sum incentive, in addition to an ALS Flat Dollar Market Adjustment (FDMA). The current ALS FDMA, in addition to the base salary, is Advanced (A-EMT) - $6,000, Intermediate - $12,000 and Paramedic - $14,000. 

Application & Hiring Process:

Online Application & QuestionnaireWritten ExamCandidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT)
Polygraph ExaminationMedical Examination & Drug ScreenBackground Investigation
Panel Interview

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

Learn more about being an LCFR firefighter/EMT by watching our recruit class videos and the LCFR recruit class weekly overviews.

FY23 Pay Chart for Firefighters/EMTs

View the approved Fiscal Year 2023 Pay Plan for all steps and for all LCFR uniformed positions to see your estimated pay potential.

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, call or text 571-442-2801 or email us.