The mission of this organization shall be to prevent and extinguish fires, to maintain a modern and efficient Fire Company at all times for the protection of life and property, to provide Emergency Medical Services in accordance with current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Licensure, and to provide technical rescue and hazardous materials support in part of cooperation with other agencies and jurisdictions, while also helping the community, citizens, and visitors during their time of need.
We believe the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating high professional standards are critical to our work. To ensure the best possible service for our community, the Fire and Rescue Company supports continuous training and encourages professional development.
Health and Safety
We believe our health and safety are essential to fulfilling the Fire and Rescue Company’s mission. We are committed to providing the best health and safety programs for our members’ well-being and operational readiness.
Teamwork and Shared Leadership
We know well-functioning teams of people are more effective than individuals working separately; our lives depend on it. We believe individuals have the capacity to lead, and our organization values leadership at all levels. Teamwork and shared leadership are integral to our organization, and we will seek out and value the opinions of our members.
We believe communication is essential to the cohesiveness and performance of our organization. We are committed to providing effective and responsive means of communication throughout the organization and the community.
We understand the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior, and we will hold ourselves accountable to these values.
Community Service and Involvement
We believe we have a duty to be involved in the communities where we work. Our responsibility is to protect life, property, and the environment. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and to deepening our involvement in the community we serve. No request or inquiry will go unanswered.
We recognize and understand that the constancy of change in our community and industry impacts our business daily. We are committed to seeking out and implementing innovative and progressive thinking to address change effectively to benefit those we serve.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
It is the objective of the Company to adhere to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all members and applicants for membership. Personnel management and membership practices will be conducted without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. Discrimination is prohibited in the areas of recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention, discipline and/or any other aspect of personnel administration.
The unconditionally supportive leadership and WVFC always help me to learn new skills to add to my skillset as a firefighter. With their top of the line tools and equipment, I know that I am in the right place to grow in my career.
WVFC is my second family -- I know I can always count on my fellow members. Some of my favorite people I have met just by washing the rigs in front of the firehouse. Volunteering at WVFC has pushed me to become a better version of myself.
WVFC has top-of-the-line equipment, and has helped me better my career path all while serving the community I love. My fellow members at WVFC are like my family -- they even came to my graduation from Prince William Fire and Rescue Recruit School. It is the members and leadership of WVFC that have pushed me to become a better person and a better firefighter.
I love running with WVFC because they have the best firefighters throughout the DMV area. Their first due has a good call volume, and I get to work with their top-of-the-line equipment daily. My training and experience at WVFC helped me get hired as a career firefighter. Most of all, my time at WVFC has taught me how to be a mentor, a leader, and a servant to my community.
One thing I love about WVFC is the family I’ve built with volunteers within the department and in my community. Volunteering at WVFC allows me to be a part of something bigger than myself. Some of my favorite moments at the department are these family-like moments, such as playing basketball and cornhole out front. My time at WVFC has helped me recognize and appreciate all that goes into the fire and rescue service, specifically how integral strong leadership is in the department.