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Chesapeake Fire Department Auxiliary
The Chesapeake Volunteer EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and Chesapeake Volunteer Fire organizations merged in January 2003 to form one volunteer organization which is a branch of the Chesapeake Fire Department.
Our mission is to compliment the career department, provide EMS coverage at special events and public education. How do we do this?
- We work with the career department by pulling duty in the stations, working right along side of those who do this for a living. Once you meet specific qualifications, you may be called upon to take the place of a career person for a designated portion of their shift.
- We provide EMS coverage, upon request, at special events throughout the city. This includes the Chesapeake Jubilee, Dog Show, American Indian Festival, area high school football games, Special Olympics, company picnics, baseball tournaments, horse shows, etc. We educate the public by our good example, by offering CPR and or first aid classes, with blood pressure checks at the mall or other events, or by distributing educational information booklets or flyers.
We require a minimum 24 hours duty on the engine or ambulance per month. This can be accomplished at the stations or with special events. We help provide training in CPR, EVOC, Bloodborne pathogens, and HIPAA training at little or no cost to our members. We offer monthly training with EMS topics so that our EMS members can get their CE credits for recertification.
Please leave us your contact information at our Candidate Interest Card Webpage, so we can contact you the next time we have open positions.
We appreciate your interest in our organization.