Department

 

 

The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1951.  Since its inception, the department has grown in size and success.

The Department has served this community with honor and distinction since its beginning.  It would truly be an honor to have you join our family in continuing this outstanding tradition of excellence.

The following briefly describes the types of membership categories:  Please refer to these categories when requesting information.

 

Active (18+ years old)

Firefighter Job Description

Under direct supervision, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus, including fire engines and ambulances; participates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured; and performs related work as required.

 

Licenses and Certifications
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license at all times if operating department owned vehicles.
  • Must successfully complete the Virginia emergency vehicle operations course (VEVOC) prior to operating department owned vehicles.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal history background investigation.
  • Recommended to obtain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic electronic defibrillation (AED) within first year of membership.
  • Must successfully complete the Virginia Department of Fire Programs Firefighter 1 or equivalent prior to being eligible to enter an immediate danger to life hazard (IDLH) incident.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responds to a variety of life safety emergencies including fires, hazardous material event and emergency medical events;
  • Connects hose to hydrant, and pulls and deploys pre-connected hose lines;
  • Wears self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and personal protective clothing, enters burning buildings;
  • Mounts and operates master stream appliances from an aerial ladder or elevating platform;
  • Ventilates burning buildings by opening windows/skylights or by opening holes in roofs/floors;
  • Positions ventilation fans to safely inject fresh air and exhaust heat, smoke, and gases;
  • Performs salvage operations (e.g., removes fire debris and water, locates hidden fires, and operates shut-off valves for gas, electricity, oil and water);
  • Operate chemical and hand extinguishers;
  • Raises, lowers and climbs ladders;
  • Drives emergency apparatus in emergency and non-emergency conditions;
  • Searches for victims in burning, smoke-filled buildings or other hazardous environments;
  • Removes persons from danger;
  • Performs heavy rescue operations;
  • Administers first aid to injured persons;
  • Performs water rescues from land and boats;
  • Assists in the search and recovery of drowned victims;
  • Operates emergency lighting appliances;
  • Operates self-contained breathing apparatus in hazard environments and confined spaces;
  • Restores apparatus and equipment to service after use;
  • Refills self-contained breathing cylinders;
  • Maintains specialized fire equipment and protective gear;
  • Studies area geography, street names and locations, target hazards, pre-plans, water supply, and other firefighting resources;
  • Instructs citizens in fire prevention and life safety techniques;
  • Examines building plans for pre-fire planning purposes;
  • Recognizes and preserves evidence on the causes of fires;
  • Performs public relations duties (e.g., teaching school children about fire safety);
  • Assists in the extrication of entrapped victims, using prescribed techniques and appliances for removing the patient safely;
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on emergency vehicles;
  • Attends training sessions, participates in drills, and participates in fund raising events;
  • Performs housekeeping tasks in the fire station and on the grounds of the fire station;
  • Utilizing computers and other related equipment, maintains records as necessary and completes incident reports

 

Supporting (18+ years old)

A Supporting Member is a citizen who desires to be of service to the Department but does not with to participate with emergency calls or be considered an Active Member.  A Supporting Member does not have the right to vote.  He shall attend an average of three (3) BVFD functions (bingo, work detail, etc) per calendar quarter to remain on the Supporting roster.  A Supporting Member may not concurrently be a member of the BVFD Auxiliary.

 

Junior (16-17 years old)

Firefighter Job Description

Under direct supervision, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus, including fire engines and ambulances; participates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured; and performs related work as required.

Licenses and Certifications
  • Must successfully complete a criminal history background investigation.
  • Recommended to obtain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic electronic defibrillation (AED) within first year of membership.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responds to a variety of life safety emergencies including fires, hazardous material event and emergency medical events;
  • Connects hose to hydrant, and pulls and deploys pre-connected hose lines;
  • Wears self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and personal protective clothing;
  • Mounts and operates master stream appliances from an aerial ladder or elevating platform;
  • Positions ventilation fans to safely inject fresh air and exhaust heat, smoke, and gases;
  • Performs salvage operations (e.g., removes fire debris and water, locates hidden fires, and operates shut-off valves for gas, electricity, oil and water);
  • Operate fire extinguishers;
  • Raises, lowers and climbs ladders;
  • Removes persons from danger;
  • Administers first aid to injured persons;
  • Performs water rescues from land and boats;
  • Assists in the search and recovery of drowned victims;
  • Operates emergency lighting appliances;
  • Operates self-contained breathing apparatus in hazard environments and confined spaces;
  • Restores apparatus and equipment to service after use;
  • Refills self-contained breathing cylinders;
  • Maintains specialized fire equipment and protective gear;
  • Studies area geography, street names and locations, target hazards, pre-plans, water supply, and other firefighting resources;
  • Instructs citizens in fire prevention and life safety techniques;
  • Examines building plans for pre-fire planning purposes;
  • Recognizes and preserves evidence on the causes of fires;
  • Performs public relations duties (e.g., teaching school children about fire safety);
  • Assists in the extrication of entrapped victims, using prescribed techniques and appliances for removing the patient safely;
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on emergency vehicles;
  • Attends training sessions, participates in drills, and participates in fund raising events;
  • Performs housekeeping tasks in the fire station and on the grounds of the fire station;
  • Utilizing computers and other related equipment, maintains records as necessary and completes incident reports

 

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