Fire Supression

Join the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department as a Firefighter. No experience necessary and we train. Let that inner child that wanted to grow up and be a Fire fighter take a chance and fulfill that dream.

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Fire Corp

Join the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department as Fire Supression support. Firefighter rehab is a crucial part of the fire department.

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Fire Dept. Support

Join the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department as support personnel. If you have a trade skill, donate your time and labor as a skilled trade provider, mechanic, electrician, plumber, welder, wood worker, etc.

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Volunteer firefighters play an essential role in small communities

Waterloo Region Record By Scott Basler Recently, there have been news reports of some full-time firefighters — so-called “double hatters” — quitting their second job with volunteer fire departments in Waterloo Region. I am not here to debate what the right or wrong decision is on that issue. Instead, I’m going to write about the […]

Firefighter Rehab

Fire department rehab is a vital firefighting service on the fire ground, providing firefighters and other emergency personnel with immediate medical attention including re-hydration, treatment for smoke inhalation, and the prevention of such life-threatening conditions as heatstroke and heart attack.

Structure Fires

Structure fires typically have a similar response from the fire department that include engines, ladder trucks, rescue squads, chief officers, and an EMS unit, each of which will have specific initial assignments. The actual response and assignments will vary between fire departments.

Vehicle Extrication

the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication.

About Us

The La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department established in 1918 and incorporated in 1981. Operating from three stations, the La Vernia VFD currently provides fire suppression and rescue to the citizens in a 65 square-mile area of Northwest Wilson County. In November of 2008, the citizens of our primary coverage area overwhelmingly supported the creation of the county's first emergency services district, Wilson County ESD#1, to fund firefighting operations. Since its' creation, the WC ESD#1 has substantially upgraded all equipment, apparatus, and facilities used by the La Vernia VFD and provided its' members with the opportunity to receive the highest levels of training in the history of the department. Today, the department has approximately 40 active responders, many of whom are Advanced FF/EMT-B, along with approximately 10 auxiliary/cadet members. The department welcomes the public and all those interested in becoming a member to visit the Main Station located at 12190 US Hwy 87 W. Meetings are held each Thursday at 6:30 PM.