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 one Engine, one Quick Attack Engine (mini-pumper), one Tanker, one Brush unit and one Squad (Vehicle Extrication) unit at the Lovingston Station and two Engines and one Brush unit at the Wingina Station.


HISTORY

Formed in 1947, the Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department serves an approximate 140 square miles with a population of approximately 8,000.  Our first response areas include Lovingston, Arrington, Shipman, Norwood, and Wingina; we also respond to calls in all other areas of Nelson, as well as assist with calls in Buckingham, Amherst, and Albemarle Counties.

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News


  • 01/01/2018 00:00

The Operational and Administrative Officers have been elected for 2018.

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  • 09/08/2017 12:00

Lovingston Fire Department to Receive Federal Grant Money to Upgrade Their Aged Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

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Events


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  • 09/27/2018 08:00 - 12/08/2018 20:00
  • 53 Baker Lane, Lovingston, VA, USA
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  • 05/12/2018 18:00
  • 53 Baker Lane, Lovingston, VA, USA

Terry "The Walking Marine" Sharpe will be making his annual walk to raise awareness of the current Veteran suicide rate. The current rate stands at 22 per day - the equivalent of one veteran committing suicide every 65 minutes. Terry, at age 67, is walking from Summerfield, NC to Washington, DC to bring attention to this terrible plight. That is a trip of 300 miles, some very hard miles, but Terry wants to bring attention to Veterans issues. Food will be provided by the members of the Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department. If you would like to assist with providing a covered dish for the dinner, please message the fire department Facebook page or send an to lovingstonvfd1@gmail.com This event is open to the public, FREE of charge, however donations will be accepted.

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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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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.
  • 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 25% of the Business Meetings, 25% of the 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 sixteen (16) years of age.
  • 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 25% of the Business Meetings and 25% of the 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.

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.
  • 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 25% of the Business Meetings, 25% of the Training Meetings, and give 100 hours of documented service time per year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Required to submit to a criminal background check.

To apply: Click on the link below and fill out the form provided.  Once your information is received, a Membership Application will be emailed to you within FIVE business days.

LINK: https://form.jotform.com/73362877384166

Contact Us


  • 53 Baker Lane, Lovingston, VA, United States