EMS only requirements.
The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department needs volunteers to serve as Emergency Medical Technicians. Volunteers can choose between an EMS only program, which requires no fire fighting training, or a suppression program that requires a Fire Fighter I/II certification and EMT-B (minimum).
Once trained, EMS only members can place supplemental apparatus in service to answer emergency calls throughout the Town of Vienna and Fairfax County, as well as assist in public service EMS standbys such as Fairfax Fair and Viva Vienna. Volunteers may begin as EMS only and eventually decided they would like to pursue suppression training as well.
Volunteer In Station Training. VISIT is an in-station orientation program to familiarize new members with our station, equipment and procedures. This is taught as needed by department members.
Level I. This training is provided at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Training Academy. Over the course of one month, you will attend classes at the academy one to two nights per week, and occasionally on Saturday and Sunday mornings This course details the operations of the County Fire Dept. as a whole.
Physical Exam. A thorough physical will be conducted at the Fairfax County Occupational Health and Safety Center. This exam will test your ability to handle the stresses of emergency services. Once given a "Category A" rating, you will be eligible to pursue your training.
Once you have completed VISIT, Level I and your physical, you may enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program, and may begin riding emergency apparatus as an observer.
EMT - Basic. This program is a 120 hour course taught on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and Sunday mornings at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept. Training Academy and teaches basic life support techniques. Students learn how to take vital signs, properly stabilize patients and treat traumatic injuries as part of the curriculum. Once completed, you will be given a state certification that lasts four years.
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. EVOC is a course designed to teach students the fundamentals and laws of emergency vehicle operations. This course is required before being allowed to drive apparatus in emergency conditions.
Read more about requirements for each type of membership.
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