Jennifer Conley Sexton
Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator
Roanoke County Public Safety Center
5925 Cove Road
Ph: (540) 777-8706
Fx: (540) 777-9773
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
evening hours available by appointment
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department is a combination system. This means we have both volunteer and career personnel providing fire and rescue services for the citizens of Roanoke County.
Our Fire & Rescue Department includes 13 stations strategically located throughout the county. We have 15 fire and rescue volunteer organizations that serve out of the 13 stations. Currently, we have approximately 250 active volunteer personnel who serve as either Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians or Rescue Drivers.
Volunteers typically serve during the hours of 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Our Volunteers have 18 months from acceptance to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician/Basic, EMS Driver or Firefighter 1. Volunteers meet ongoing training requirements in order to remain certified and skilled.
Our typical volunteer is at least 18 years of age. Some of our organizations do offer a junior program for 16 and 17-year-olds with parental permission. All volunteers have to go through an application process that includes a criminal history background screening, Department of Motor Vehicle screening, and reference checks. Volunteers who are 21 years of age may become certified to drive emergency vehicles if they have a favorable driving record.
We appreciate and honor our volunteers every chance we get. Roanoke County provides our volunteers with:
- Personal protective gear
- Workers compensation coverage
- Free annual Vehicle License Fee Voucher valued at $20
- Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) valued at up to $500 annually
- Other fun and rewarding recognition events
If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form