Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Membership Application Guide
Welcome,and thank you for your interest in Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue (CVFR). This application is the beginning of a exciting and rewarding career in public service. Fire and rescue professionals provide care to citizens in their greatest time of need. If you join CVFR, our commitment is to give you the opportunity, skills and support to become one of these dedicated community servants. By filling out an application, you will have completed the first step forward, from standing on the sidelines, to someone who can take action to help someone in danger.
CVFR holds a monthly membership night every fourth Wednesday, 7pm, at Company 10. Company 10 is located at 11201 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA. At this time, applicants can meet with CVFR to complete many of the steps required to become a member. Once you submit your application, CVFR will contact you to schedule you for the next membership night.
The steps to becoming a CVFR member are as follows:
- Submit an application to CVFR
- Applicants must be fingerprinted and pass a drug screen.
- Applicants will be interviewed in person
- Applicants must submit three personal references and one reference from their employer (if employed).
- Applicants will be presented in front of the CVFR membership at their monthly membership meeting.
The application allows CVFR to conduct a background check and driving record check on the applicant. The interview is conducted so that CVFR can get to know the applicant and provide an opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they have. Please see the attached reference guide for additional instructions on submitting references. Ultimately, CVFR membership will vote on each applicant during the monthly CVFR department meeting. This meeting occurs on the third Monday of each month. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, and is held at Company 5. The address for Company 5 is 5992 Plank Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 just across from Chancellor Elementary School.
After becoming a member, new members will be scheduled for an orientation and CPR class. The orientation and CPR class is typically held the Saturday or Sunday following the monthly membership meeting.
Applicants may also choose to begin some of the initial training that will be required after becoming a member, prior to joining. The training classes are online and can be found here:
http://www.training.fema.gov/is/nims.aspx. The classes required are IS-100B, IS-200B, IS-700A and IS-800B.
Fingerprints and the drug screen are available on the second Monday of every month between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM at the Spotsylvania County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Management (FREM). FREM is located at the county public safety building, 9119 Dean Ridings Lane, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Prior to attending during this time period, the applicant MUST make an appointment. Please contact Captain Greg Leitz at GLeitz@spotsylvania.va.us or (540) 507-7900 for scheduling.
Alternatively, fingerprints are also available 9AM to 3 PM Monday – Friday at the Spotsylvania General District Court building. The court is located at 9111 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0339. The applicant must pick up a fingerprint card from CVFR or from FREM prior to going to the courthouse. Please plan to be at the court no later than 2:45PM to allow time to complete the fingerprinting. Therefore, if you need to pick up a fingerprint card, you should be at FREM no later than 2:30PM. The fingerprint card must be returned to Josie Adams at FREM after you have been fingerprinted.
The drug screen can be scheduled during this period as well and is done at the public safety building. However, if the applicant needs to complete the drug screen during this period the applicant MUST make an appointment. Please contact Captain Greg Leitz at GLeitz@spotsylvania.va.us or (540) 507-7900 for scheduling.
Drug screening can also be completed during the CVFR membership night.