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


Events


Virtual Boot Drive

Due to COVID-19, current restrictions, and the importance of keeping everyone safe; the Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the annual holiday boot drive virtually this year. Our members have done an excellent job throughout the pandemic, continuing to serve the community at a moments notices. The funds from this virtual boot drive allow us to provide members with up-to-date safety gear and equipment that they use on every call. The Virtual Boot Drive will work as follows: 1. Links to our PayPal account will be posted on the Facebook page and on our website. The link will allow you to make virtual donations to the boot drive. 2. For those of you that do not feel comfortable with the virtual part, we will have times that a boot will be outside the Lovingston station for you to drop donations in. 3. The virtual portion will go live at midnight on Thanksgiving night and will end at midnight on Sunday night. The times for the boot being placed outside will be announced as we get closer and personnel confirm their schedules. https://fb.me/e/RUT5Kd5m


  • Date: 2020/11/27 00:00 - 2020/11/30 00:00
  • Location: Online Event

Fire Safety and Prevention


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Winter Heating Safety Pt. 2: Electrical Heating Safety

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Winter Heating Safety Pt. 1: Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

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The Close Before you Doze Campaign

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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, 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.

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