Our volunteers come from all walks of life. From working professionals like lawyers, salespeople, bankers and software engineers to first responders including nurses, doctors, firefighters and law enforcement personnel. The level of EMS experience within SVRS is significant and includes individuals who have experience as fire chiefs, commanders of EMS helicopter units, SWAT medics, emergency room nurses, emergency room physician assistants and federal agents. The entire SVRS organization benefits from a wide variety of experiences, trainings and perspectives required to meet the mission.
Absolutely not. No experience or previous training is required. You will receive training both in the classroom and the field. We will not put anyone in a position for which they are not properly trained and qualified. Anyone can become a volunteer as long as they are motivated to work hard and learn. If you put the time and effort into the position you will be ready.
Yes, certified members age 16 and older can respond to 911 emergencies with our ambulance crews.
Yes! If 911 emergency response is not for you, there are plenty of other ways you can help as an administrative volunteer. We needs people with skills in such areas as accounting, logistics, recruitment, business management, event planning, design, education, information technology and more. We’ll find a way to use your talents.
This is a volunteer position, which means you will not be paid. However, serving your community and helping people in need is its own reward. We are part of the Loudon County Combined Fire Rescue System. This means that we serve the citizens of Sterling and the surrounding area as part of the overall county fire and EMS system. You will be joining a family of individuals who help keep their community safe. While you won’t be paid, there is no difference between paid and unpaid members in terms of preparation. All first responders in Loudoun County are required to meet the same trainings and certifications as required by Virginia and national standards. Volunteer EMS personnel work under the direction of the Loudoun County medical director and receive the same level of training as paid members of the combined system.