What qualifications do I need to meet?
  • Junior Membership - You must be 16 years of age at minimum with parental consent to be considered for Junior Membership (with limited duties per County ordinance and Department policy).
  • Regular Membership - You must be 18 years of age.
  • All applicants must complete a drug screening and background check before they can be approved for membership at their preferred station. We also obtain DMV records during the application process.

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1. Do I need prior experience to volunteer or pursue a career with Botetourt Fire & EMS?
2. What kind of training will I need?
3. What qualifications do I need to meet?
4. How long does the recruitment process take for volunteers?
5. What are the volunteer options?
6. Are there ways I can help my local station without becoming a first responder?
7. How much time will I need to spend as a volunteer?
8. What does it cost to volunteer?
9. What are the expectations for my 1st year as a volunteer?