Your one-time gift will qualify us for matching grants
and cash prizes. It only counts on one day —TUESDAY, MAY 6
Little Fork VFR is joining over 100 local nonprofits in a single day of community giving. We have one 24 hour period on May 6, 2014, to bring attention and resources to all of the area nonprofits that make this a great place to live, especially Little Fork.
It’s a contest and we win by getting the most individual gifts or by getting the most dollars in 24 hours. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Please go to our personalized donation page at the Give Local Piedmont website to donate. http://givelocalpiedmont.org//#npo/little-fork-volunteer-fire-rescue
Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We hope to see you there.
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Thank you for your interest in the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. This information has been developed to introduce you to the Company and to help you understand the options and requirements of membership.
The Company’s main objective is to protect and preserve life and property from and during fires, medical emergencies, or other disasters that may occur. This is accomplished by providing high quality, cost-effective emergency response and mitigation, prevention and public safety education activities, disaster management, and sound management practices.
There are two types of “senior” (over age 18) and one “junior” (ages 16-18) memberships within the Department. Each requires a different level of commitment and/or participation from the member. Please read the requirements for each and decide which would be best for you.
Once you have decided which membership to apply for, simply email a request for an application and one will be emailed to you, or they can be picked up at the station anytime personnel are present. Before you return your filled-out application, attach a D.M.V. driver history record (5 year history at least). Applications with Driving record can be dropped off at the station any time personnel are present or during the monthly meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. Persons who are applying for active or supporting memberships are required to provide copies of your driving record AND a criminal history background check before your application can be processed.
Once all of the required forms have been presented to the Membership Committee, you will be contacted by a committee member and scheduled for an interview. After the interview, your application will be presented at the following regular membership meeting. During this meeting the Membership Committee will make a recommendation and the membership will vote on your application.
All new persons enter the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company as probationary members. The probationary status shall last a minimum of six months. Then the members performance will be reviewed by the line and duty officers to see if they have been meeting their obligations as stated. This information will be forwarded to the Membership Committee and the Committee will report to the membership at the next regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The membership will then vote on one of three options; vote the member in for full membership, extend the members probationary period, or remove them from the membership rolls.
Active members respond to emergencies when dispatched as either a firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). All active members are required to obtain certification in their chosen field of pursuit, FF or EMT, and to maintain those certifications as outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia. all active members are also required to maintain a minimum of twelve hours of participation per month. These hours can be obtained by attending training or other official Department functions.
For a probationary active member to be considered for full active membership, the applicant shall become certified as a Commonwealth of Virginia Firefighter Level I or a certified Commonwealth of Virginia EMT-A. Such training can be obtained by enrolling in any course sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These courses are held throughout the area. Attendance at Company sponsored training and practice drill sessions will fulfill this requirement until such courses become available within a reasonable travel distance. All Probationary members wishing to remain on probationary active status after six months that have not received the certification may have their probationary status extended by a vote of the membership. We are one of the few volunteer companies in the Commonwealth that require certification and are proud of our endeavor to provide trained, certified personnel to respond to all emergencies.
Supporting members participate in all activities except fire fighting and rescue operations. These members are needed to fulfill a variety of necessary and important functions related to the operations of the Company. Supporting members are required to maintain a minimum of forty-eight hours of service a year in service oriented activities and functions of the Company. Supporting members are vital to the continued operation and success of the Company.
Junior members are persons who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old. These members need to submit written permission from their parent(s) or legal guardian to participate in the activities of the Company. The Company welcomes Junior members while recognizing that their safety and education come first. As Junior members there are Rules and Regulations relating to grades and limits of participation that you will be required to follow.
We appreciate your interest in the Company and welcome all persons who have a bona fide interest in making our community a safer place to live. You will find participation in our Company to be a rewarding experience. Should you haven any questions, please feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see that they get taken care of .