PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY VA--Fire / EMS & Emergency Management--STation 8

Prince George Emergency Crew

Volunteering with PGEC is:

Rewarding, there is nothing like helping someone else.

You never know when the person you help may be a loved one or family member, a majority of accidents and medical emergency occur at home!

Prince George County is a great place to live, work go to school and raise a family!  Volunteering here helps the community which in turn helps everyone. 

Did you know Virginia has a strong history of volunteering?  The first Recuse Squad in all of the United Sates was established in 1928 in Roanoke Virginia!

what is required to be a volunteer?


Frequently asked questions

What is Prince george emergency crew or pgec?

benefits of volunteering

Prince George Fire and EMS does have paid staff and we are thankful for them.  Currently Prince George FIRE / EMS & Emergency Management is made up of Career and Volunteer personnel.  Statistics show that about 81% of all Squads and Emergency Crews in Virginia have career staff to assist them with the call load.  It is challenging (and rewarding) to volunteer.  Career staff and Volunteers work together to help the citizens of Prince George.

There are two career staffed units for the county’s 40,000 residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  There is a third career unit from 9AM to 9PM 7 days a week.  We can always use more volunteers.  With more volunteers that frees the County crews up to staff other equipment as well. 

Volunteer EMS providers work all times of the day and night alongside career staff to answer thousands of calls a year; over 3,000 calls for service in 2015 alone!

why do we need volunteers, i thought prince george had paid fire and ems?

Prince George Emergency Crew requires that Active Members ride on the Ambulance for 24 hours of "duty" a month.

This doesn’t have to be all at one time, you can usually “break up” the time to suit your schedule. 

In addition to that there is usually one meeting day and one training day a month.  The meetings and training sessions are held in the evenings.

if riding on the Ambulance is not for you; we also have administrative/ logistical and support needs to you can help with too.  Please contact us for more info.  

Why volunteer in Prince george?

The Prince George Emergency Crew is a group of dedicated men and women who volunteer because they care.  Formed in 1970 the Prince George Emergency Crew, or “The Crew” has been taking care of our community for over forty years!  

Why volunteer?

Why not?  If not you then who?  It’s easier than you think, we give you all the training and support you need.  Help us Help You!  Join us and experience a “part time commitment and a full-time reward!”

Volunteering is a great way to give back to a community.

Continuing education and training is provided for you to help keep your skills and certifications up to date.

Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) A “Volunteer Retirement” program based on years of service to the county.

Volunteers receive a free membership in the Counties “Revenue Recovery” program, known as EMS-AID