Fire Fighters, EMTs, Administration Support and Fund Raising Assistance needed! Help us serve the community.


Amanda Carter

Virginia’s Burn Ordinance Feb 15-Apr 30

  • No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
  • Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass.
  • No new fires set or fuel added after midnight.
  • Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire.
  • The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes.

When burning, it is best to contact Fauquier County’s Dispatch Center, 540-347-1313, to notify them of the location and times. Please do not contact us directly regarding burning. 

We need YOU! to help us help our community!

We are always looking for more volunteers! Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions about volunteering:

  • What if I don’t have any experience? No experience is necessary! All training is free.
  • How much time is required? Our schedules are flexible! Training classes often have different schedules to meet different needs. 
  • How old do I have to be? Volunteers can start at the age of 16
  • I don’t like blood, do I have to ride the ambulance? Volunteers can choose to be firefighters, EMTs, or both. Those that are not interested in being on an ambulance or fire truck can volunteer as a support member and help us with fundraising events or administrative functions. 

Want to know more? Visit our Volunteer Page to get started!