There is a great deal of excitement and a sense of accomplishment that comes with reviving a patient using CPR, caring for a patient after a serious collision, or delivering a baby. The satisfaction, camaraderie, and experience received from the fire and rescue service is often beyond description. However, this business is not for everyone. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) need courage, dedication, assertiveness, and above all a desire to help others in need. EMTs perform work that tests their abilities in uncertain and sometimes hazardous situations.

Men and women age 16 and older who are in good physical condition and have the desire to serve as EMTs are eligible for membership. EMTs in the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department have nearly endless opportunities for training and advancement. Whether your dream is to be a paramedic or you would be happy being a basic EMT, we have a place for you. Your advancement is only limited by the level of certification, training, and experience you reach.

The commitment to serve as a volunteer EMT with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department is a serious decision and should not be made quickly. The following pages of the web site will provide the information needed to help you make that decision. Once you understand what is involved, we hope you will find that you are able to make the commitment we need to contribute to the safety of the community and its citizens. You will find that participation as a volunteer EMT with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department will be unlike any experience you have had or will ever have.

Those persons who do not have the desire to participate in emergency activities as EMTs, or who cannot meet the physical requirements are encouraged to consider entering the service as an auxiliary members.

Application Process


Contact the Membership Committee at membership@rvfd.org.