Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department

Formally Nelson County Volunteer Fireman's Association

Proudly serving Nelson County since 1947

About Us


About Us
The Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% Volunteer Organization!!! We are also a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization with the funds to operate coming from donations from our community, fundraisers that are hosted by the firefighters and the Ladies Auxiliary, and the budget from the County of Nelson. The fire department responds out of two stations, the main station being located in Lovingston (the County seat) and the other in Wingina.  We serve the areas of Lovingston, Shipman, Wingina, Norwood, Howardsville, Colleen, Arrington, and Tye River.  The department responds mutual aid with every fire agency in the county as well as Amherst, Buckingham and Albemarle Counties.  

We currently house a Fire Engine, Tanker, Heavy Rescue/Air & Light Utility, Quick Attack Engine, and Brush Truck at the Lovingston station; we house a Tanker and Brush Truck at the Wingina Station. 

Press Releases & department news


2021/11/01

President Jason Braunstein Completes Rigorous Incident Command Program

I would like to congratulate one of our own, President Jason Braunstein, for completing a rigorous Incident Command Program. Not only does he work large fires all over the country, he serves with us, protecting our community. As a group, we train in many areas, to provide a quality response to every call we have. Danny Johnson. Chief 10 🎉 🔥 🚨 Congratulations to the latest Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) graduates! The class, hosted in the Southern Region this year, brought together 40 trainees for the most advanced level incident management training with an instructor group representing nearly 700 years of combined experience and expertise. . . . #CIMC2021, #SouthernForests #Wildfire #IncidentManagement #IncidentResponse National Association of State Foresters N.C. Forest Service Florida Forest Service Georgia Forestry Commission Texas A&M Forest Service The South Carolina Forestry Commission Virginia Department of Forestry

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2021/11/28

November Boot Driver

Today is the day!!! The members of the fire department will be hosting the quarterly boot drive to assist with raising funds for the fire department's continue operations. Personnel will be located at multiple locations in the town of Lovingston for you to visit with and donate. Remember, no donation is too small. We hope to see you all there!!!

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Hosted Events


  •  2021/12/11 18:00
  •   Lovingston, VA, USA

The Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department and the Nelson County Christmas Parade Committee will be hosting a traditional parade in historic, downtown Lovingston. The parade will begin at 6:00 PM. The parade route will begin on Court Street and proceed to Orchard Road, then onto Front Street. Those wishing to enter the parade can follow the link below to the Google Form Application or scroll to the bottom of the website and download a PDF version to fill-out by hand. Google Forms Application Link: https://forms.gle/gE3vgTjQ6eVr3sdy9

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  •  2021/11/28 10:00 - 2021/11/28 14:00
  •   Front Street & Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA, USA

The Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a "Fill the Boot" Boot Drive on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Personnel will be at the following locations: Callohill Drive at Food Lion Callohill Drive at McDonalds Callohill Drive at Rt. 29 SB Front Street at Nelson Food Mart Front Street at Rt. 29 NB

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  •  2021/11/18 18:00
  •   124 Main Street, Lovingston, VA, USA

The Nelson County Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6:00 PM in Lovingston. The tree is brought to you by The Blue Ridge Christmas Cottage and the Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department.

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Fire Safety and Prevention


This is part 3 of a 3 part series focused on Winter Heating Safety. The focus of this post is Other Heating Safety; which includes oil space heaters, furnaces, etc.

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Winter Heating Safety Pt. 2: Electrical Heating Safety

This is part 2 of a 3 part series focused on Winter Heating Safety. The focus of this post is Electrical Heating Safety.

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Winter Heating Safety Pt. 1: Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

This is part 1 of a 3 part series focused on Winter Heating Safety. The focus of this post is Wood Stove and Fireplace Safety.

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The Close Before you Doze Campaign

Something not thought of often, but can truly save your life while you're sleeping. Close your bedroom door before you go to sleep.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety

The number of home cooking fires double on Thanksgiving! With the big day less than a week away, we team with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to bring you some safety tips!

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SMOKE ALARMS

The following is our series on Smoke Alarms! Please pay close attention to this, as it may save your life!

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Donation Information


$50

Donation Amount

Types of Membership


FULL MEMBERSHIP

THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION -- THERE IS NO COMPENSATION FOR THE POSITION!!!

  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Required to serve a six (6) month probationary period, unless they transfer from Associate or are a transfer member from another station. Associate or are a transfer member from another station.  Transfer members will serve a three (3) month probationary period with proper documentation from their last agency.
  • Recommended to obtain Fire Attack Essentials or better within two (2) years, or when made available.
  • Will have a voice on the floor at all Department meetings.
  • After completion of any and all required probationary period, will be eligible to vote on all Department business.
  • Will observe all rules, regulations, and procedures established by this Department; failure to do so shall result in disciplinary action as outlined in this document and Department policies.
  • Required to attend six (6) of the Business Meetings and/or Training Meetings, and give 100 hours of documented service time per year.
  • Required to submit to a criminal background check.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION -- THERE IS NO COMPENSATION FOR THE POSITION!!!

  • Must be fourteen (14)  years of age.
  • Junior members 14-16 years of age must be supervised by a senior member while in the firehouse.
  • Junior members 14-16 cannot participate in any emergency responses and will not be allowed to fill seats in apparatus unless in a special function; i.e., parades, funerals, etc.
  • Junior members 16-18 years of age will be allowed to enter a structure once they have obtained Firefighter I certification through VDFP.
  • Must be in good standing within their school and maintain a C average.
  • Will have a voice on the floor at all Department meetings.
  • Will observe all rules, regulations, and procedures established by this Department; failure to do so shall result in disciplinary action.
  • Required to attend six (6) of the Business Meetings and/or Training Meetings.
  • Will have a vote in all Department business; with the exception of Election of Line Officers.
  • Parent or guardian shall have final say with regards to activity of the member in the department.
  • Years of service as a Junior Member will count towards Life Membership.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION -- THERE IS NO COMPENSATION FOR THE POSITION!!!

Active Associate 
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Required to serve a six (6) month probationary period, unless they are a transfer member from another station. Transfer members will serve a three (3) month probationary period with proper documentation from their last agency.
  • Will have a voice on the floor at all Department meetings.
  • After completion of any and all required probationary period, will be eligible to vote on all Department business; with the exception of Election of Line Officers.
  • Will observe all rules, regulations, and procedures established by this Department; failure to do so shall result in disciplinary action.
  • Required to attend six (6) of the Business Meetings and/or Training Meetings, and  give 100 hours of documented service time per year if they want the tax break.
  • Required to submit to a criminal background check.

Non-Active Associate
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Required to serve a six (6) month probationary period, unless they are a transfer member from another station. Transfer members will serve a three (3) month probationary period with proper documentation from their last agency.
  • Will have a voice on the floor at all Department meetings.
  • After completion of any and all required probationary periods, will be eligible to vote on all Department business; with the exception of Election of Line Officers.
  • Will observe all rules, regulations, and procedures established by this Department; failure to do so shall result in disciplinary action.
  • Required to attend 25% of the Business Meetings and give 100 hours of documented time per year if they want the tax break.
  • Required to submit to a criminal background check.


Important Downloads


2021 Nelson County Christmas Parade Application

Membership Application

This is the Membership Application for the fire department. Please fill out completely and email it back to membership@lovingstonfire.org

Contact Us


  • 53 Baker Lane, Lovingston, VA, United States