Applying to CVFR 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 complete three FEMA training courses as outlined below.
- 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.
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 is typically held the Saturday or Sunday following the monthly membership meeting.
Applicants are required to complete three online courses prior to being accepted into membership. The training classes are online and can be found here:
The classes required are IS-100B, IS-200B, and IS-700a.
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 atGLeitz@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.
YOU MUST SIGN THE FORM ON THE THIRD AND FOURTH PAGES, THE DMV FORM, AND THE DRIVING TRANSCRIPT AUTHORIZATION FORM. YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE.
It works best if you fill out the form on the computer, print it out, sign it, scan it, and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a scan of your driver license or close up picture of your driver license.
If you do not have a scanner to scan in your signed form and driver license, you can hand deliver it to Company 5. The address for Company 5 is 5992 Plank Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407 just across from Chancellor Elementary School.
If you do not send in a COMPLETED form with signatures and the drivers license, we will not be able to proceed with processing your application until we get the missing information.
Thank you for your interest in joining Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Should you have any questions between the time you submit this interest form and the time you are contacted, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.