As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people. In your role, you will be helping your community in a unique and vital way. Additionally you will receive the following benefits: 

  • Free Training
  • Free Workout/Gym Facilities onsite
  • Meal Stipends
  • Free Protective Equipment/Gear
  • Albemarle County Personal Property Tax Voucher
  • Parks and Recreation Passes

How to Volunteer

Joining our family is very simple and easy! 

Simply download our application for membership or pick one up at the station, fill it out, and return it to our membership committee either by dropping it off in person or by mailing it to the following address: 

East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company
ATTN: Membership Committee
3501 Steamer Drive
Keswick, VA 22947

Application Process

Once your application is received and reviewed, you will be invited to the next regularly-scheduled brigade meeting where you will be introduced to the brigade. After your introduction, your application will be tabled for thirty (30) days, during which time you have an open invitation to stop by and visit with each crew. Also during this time, you are welcome to ride along (must complete a ride along waiver) and stay the night.

After the thirty day table, your application will be presented to the brigade once more for a final vote of acceptance.  Once accepted, you will be assigned a duty crew and be issued the appropriate equipment and uniforms.

If you have any questions about East Rivanna or would like more information on how to join, please contact the Recruitment and Retention team by emailing

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.

Have Additional Questions?

If you would like more information about joining the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company, or have questions, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly. 

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