Firefighter Qualifications

Firefighting is dangerous work and requires extensive training and qualifications. VDOF’s full-time agency firefighters meet national level training and fitness testing requirements as outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Agency response personnel have a great deal of experience in managing all-hazard incidents, not only in Virginia, but all over the United States.

Qualifications and Pay Matrix for VDOF Part-time Wildland Firefighters

VDOF hires part-time firefighters on a local level to support the agency’s emergency response mission.

Agency part-time firefighters are expected to meet the same national level standards expected of agency full-time personnel. Part-time firefighters are paid an hourly wage at one of three pay levels, based on their training and practical experience, as outlined in the following matrix:

View the current VDOF Part-Time Firefighter Pay and Qualification Matrix.

Read more about firefighter training opportunities.

Firefighter Hiring

ImageTitleIDDescription
Emergency Work Disclosure
Emergency Work Disclosure8.02View
Employee Direct Deposit Authorization (Dept. of Accounts)
Employee Direct Deposit Authorization (Dept. of Accounts)View
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employee’s Withholding Allowance CertificateW-4View
Federal I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification (DHS)
Federal I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification (DHS)I-9View
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Collection
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Collection4.25View
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Update
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Update4.26View
Informed Consent for Work Capacity Tests
Informed Consent for Work Capacity Tests8.03View
VDOF Part-Time Firefighter Pay and Qualification Matrix
VDOF Part-Time Firefighter Pay and Qualification Matrix

Part-time firefighter pay level and qualification requirements for VDOF part-time firefighters.

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Virginia Income Tax Withholding Exemption (VA Dept. of Taxation)
Virginia Income Tax Withholding Exemption (VA Dept. of Taxation)VA-4View
Wage Employment Application
Wage Employment Application8.07View

Additional Resources

Learn more about national position qualifications in the NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications.

Find detailed information about specific positions in the NWCG Position Catalog.

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Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Collection
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Collection4.25Viewfire-and-emergency-response
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Update
Incident Qualification System (IQS) Data Update4.26Viewfire-and-emergency-response
VDOF Part-Time Firefighter Pay and Qualification Matrix
VDOF Part-Time Firefighter Pay and Qualification Matrix

Part-time firefighter pay level and qualification requirements for VDOF part-time firefighters.

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