Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department
205 John Redd Blvd.
Collinsville, VA 24078
Dear Prospective Member:
We would like to thank you in showing interest in Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department. Our members have served the area for 63 years to protect lives and property in our community. Being a Volunteer Fireman is very rewarding and must enjoy working under strenuous, unpredictable conditions, in all types of weather, and be willing to report for work at any hour of the day or night. We offer no pay, but will provide all the necessary equipment and free training; Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live in the Collinsville community or surrounding service area. Applications accepted every Monday at 7pm and 9pm at the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department main station on John Redd Blvd. You may contact one of our membership committee @ (276) 647-3711 to discuss any question you may have on membership.
Becoming a Member of the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department
Introduction –The purpose of this page is to provide you, the prospective member, with a step-by-step list of the procedures that a person seeking to join the CVFD should be prepared to go through. While every effort has been made to include, at the time this was posted, all the steps required, more recent changes in the procedure may not be listed here. These changes will be relayed to you at the time an application is turned in. It should also be noted that the CVFD does not discriminate in any way against any applicant membership.
Keeping in mind that firefighting is one of the most strenuous jobs in the world today, you should be prepared to sustain the rigors of firefighting. It requires a healthy, physically fit body and a clear thinking mind. Persons with alcohol and/or drug dependencies should think twice before attempting to do the dangerous job of firefighting.
The following is the list of the steps required to enter into the CVFD. They are more or less in order, but items may be omitted or added as situations warrant.
Applying for Membership –You should visit the Main Fire Station to get an idea of what you will be facing in the months ahead and to obtain an application form. The fire fighters are a friendly and are very happy to welcome new prospective members. CVFD has two fire stations spread out in locations around the community. You may, when membership is granted, respond to any of the two stations for an alarm. The station locations are as follows:
- Station # 1 is located center of Collinsville @ 205 John Redd Blvd.
- Station # 2 is located Patriot Center on Beaver Creek Drive.
The Collinsville Vol. Fire Department holds weekly training/clean-up on Monday nights, starting at 7pm. This time would be the best times to visit the station and obtain the application form. You may wish to stay on that night to view the fire fighters performing the various maintenance tasks required to keep the trucks and equipment in top operating condition.
Your First Company Meeting–The Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department has a “Company Meeting” on the first Thursday of each month. This is an open business meeting for members to discuss the running of the station and to deal with the financial and operating obligations of the station.
On the first Thursday night of the month, the Company Meeting night, you will be expected to appear in person to attend the meeting your application is being presented. The application form will be read out loud in front of the membership body of the station. You will be then asked to stand and be recognized by the membership. This is done, not to embarrass you, but so that all members can put a face with the name on the application form. The application form will then be “placed on 30 Days” for one month. During this time, membership committee will meet with prospective member.