Have you ever considered helping your community,
but just wasn't sure how to do so?
Consider applying to your local Volunteer Fire Department.

(All fire departments have different guidelines for becoming a member)

The following information is for Waverly Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and EMS Company, Inc.

Meetings are held every Thursday night at Waverly VFC Station 1 located at 15425 Emerson Ave. in Waverly, WV

To apply and become a member of Waverly V. F. C., an individual must:

  1. Obtain, complete and submit an application.

  2. Upon submission of application, review of application and back ground check will be completed.

  3. Upon completion of review and back ground check, a date will be determined for an interview and applicant will be notified when meeting will be held.

  4. Following interview and upon acceptance to the department, the member will be on a probation status for 1 year.  During this time, the members activity, attitude, learning and cooperation skills will be monitored.

  5. All members must participate in departmental activities a minimum of 15 hours per month.  Time can be obtained by responding on calls, attending meetings and training.  Extra time cannot be transferred to the next month.   Exemption from the 15 hour minimum can be granted because of work schedule or assignments, school, death, vacation and any other situation beyond members control.

  6. Upon completion of the probation period, the membership counsel (Chief and Fire Officers) will determine if the probationary member has fulfilled the duties and responsibilities of a firefighter.  If it is determined the probationary member needs another few months, the decision will be made at this time. 

  7. Every member must make every attempt to complete required departmental training within 1 year of application date.  Basic training consists of; WVUFSE Fire Level 1, Incident Command System, Hazardous Materials - Awareness, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), Basic Auto Extrication, and a minimum of CPR medical training.

All training is provided to members of all departments and is paid for by the department.  The members have no out of pocket cost for any training unless a member attends training without requesting and being granted approval by the department.  If this occurs, the member is responsible for all costs for the training.  Members can, at any time, attend training if they choose to pay for the classes.

If fighting fires, cutting up cars, assisting the sick or injured or responding to all types of calls are what you are looking for, stop by and get an application.

It's Volunteer, but the pay is in your heart.