Recruitment Process

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is always looking for professional, dedicated and talented individuals to join our team! Whether you are looking for a career in emergency services or would like to volunteer in your community, there is a place for you in the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System.  Fill out our LCFR Job Interest Card and receive a notification when we open the hiring process for that job. The hiring process is currently closed.

Requirements to become a professional Loudoun County Firefighter/EMT 

18 years of age at time of ad closureHigh School Diploma/GEDValid Driver’s License
Drug & Tobacco free at time of hire

Benefits Include:

ALS Pay – Paramedic: $14, 000ALS Pay – Intermediate: $12, 000$10, 000 Bonus Upon Local Authorization as ALS Provider
EMT Advanced Pay: $6,000Base Starting Salary- $53, 410/$25.67 per hourSchedule:48hourworkweek24on,48offwith"KellyDays"Schedule:48hourworkweek24on,48offwith"KellyDays"Schedule:48hourworkweek24on,48offwith"KellyDays" Schedule: 48 hour work week (24 on, 48 off with "Kelly Days")
Tuition AssistanceVirginia Retirement Benefits, including Hazardous Duty Benefit457 Deferred Compensation Plan with employer match
Medical, Dental and VisionGI Bill Benefits to Eligible VeteransShort and Long Term disability
Life Insurance


Application & Hiring Process:

Online Application & QuestionnaireWritten ExamCandidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT)
Polygraph ExaminationMedical Examination & Drug ScreenBackground Investigation


Preference given to System Volunteers, Medics and Veterans. Email us for questions regarding the hiring process.

Learn more about being an LCFR firefighter/EMT by watching our recruit class videos and the LCFR recruit class weekly overviews.

Volunteering with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System

Currently, there are over a million firefighters in the United States.  According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 70% of those firefighters are volunteers. These volunteers save our country an estimated $138 billion with their donated time, based on a study done by the National Fire Protection Association.

Loudoun County is proud to have 15 Volunteer Companies that provide front line emergency services to the community and surrounding areas. Currently there are over 1, 200 volunteers and 600 career first responders in the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System! Close to 800 volunteers serve in an operational capacity as the remaining administrative volunteers provide the necessary “behind the scenes” duties to maintain station operations. 

Our operational members are professionally trained and  have the ability to achieve certifications in the following areas at no cost: 

  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Specialty Rescue

For more information about volunteering in Loudoun County visit OpenNewDoors.org, call or text 571-442-2801 or email us.