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Become a Member

How to join
  • Applicants will be required to complete an online application and submit an application fee of $35.00.
  • After clearing a background check and reference check, eligible candidates will be contacted by a member of the Metro Richmond Flying Squad to schedule an interview for membership.
  • Once applicants have cleared these steps they will be eligible for probationary membership with the Flying Squad.
  • Approved candidates will then be moved to probationary member status.
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Metro Richmond Flying Squad

Metro Richmond Flying Squad

"EVERYONE GOES HOME"

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is an all volunteer organization. We provide on scene Rehab services to emergency responders.

We are a tax exempt 501 c 3

Our members provided on scene support over the 24 hour period on Monday into Tuesday at 5 incidents.

City of Richmond - 4
Henrico County - 1

Members remain staffed for the Tuesday 24 hour period.

Anyone wishing to help support us financially we have included our venmo QR code.

We have other ways to help support our organization. Contact Larry Glidewell for more details.
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Our members provided on scene support over the 24 hour period on Monday into Tuesday at 5 incidents. 

City of Richmond - 4
Henrico County - 1 

Members remain staffed for the Tuesday 24 hour period. 

Anyone wishing to help support us financially we have included our venmo QR code.

We have other ways to help support our organization. Contact Larry Glidewell for more details.Image attachment

Run # 24-108
1800 block of Riohondo Cir
Henrico

Rehab 3 (staffed), Chief 1 and Deputy Chief 1 responded to assist Henrico Fire with rehab services at a house fire.

Rehab- hygiene, hydration (hot and cold), nutrition and rest stationd

Personnel
Chief Korb
Chief Talley
Capt Meyenberg
M Ford

Dispatch 0351
Clear. 0605
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Run # 24-108
1800 block of Riohondo Cir
Henrico

Rehab 3 (staffed), Chief 1 and Deputy Chief 1 responded to assist Henrico Fire with rehab services at a house fire.

Rehab- hygiene, hydration (hot and cold), nutrition and rest stationd

Personnel
Chief Korb
Chief Talley
Capt Meyenberg
M Ford

Dispatch 0351
Clear.       0605Image attachmentImage attachment

A busy day for the members of the Flying Squad.

(24-103) The shift began with a 2 alarm incident on W Franklin St . After our members cleared that incident and restocked.

(24-104) A 2nd working fire occurred at a large church near Firehouse 15. Temperatures were in the mid 80’s with sunny skies and no cloud cover.
Richmond fire companies remained on scene 4 hrs and 44 min.

(25-105) As a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the area another working fire occurred on the cities southside. This involved a single family dwelling.

A rehab area was established inside a detached garage behind the structure to protect everyone from lighting during the storm.

Rehab 3 - staffed
Rehab 1 (special called for supplies)
Car 100-staffed
Rehab 2 - staffed were activated to handle the 3 incidents.

Members Assisting
M Ford
D Eschbach
C Gragnani
P VonMille
S Meyenberg
J Reynaud
G Brantley
S Korb
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A busy day for the members of the Flying Squad. 

(24-103) The shift began with a 2 alarm incident on W Franklin St . After our members cleared that incident and restocked.

(24-104) A 2nd working fire occurred at a large church near Firehouse 15. Temperatures were in the mid 80’s with sunny skies and no cloud cover.
Richmond fire companies remained on scene 4 hrs and 44 min. 

(25-105) As a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the area another working fire occurred on the cities southside. This involved a single family dwelling. 

A rehab area was established inside a detached garage behind the structure to protect everyone from lighting during the storm. 

Rehab 3 - staffed
Rehab 1 (special called for supplies)
Car 100-staffed 
Rehab 2 - staffed were activated to handle the 3 incidents.

Members Assisting 
M Ford
D Eschbach 
C Gragnani 
P VonMille 
S Meyenberg 
J Reynaud 
G Brantley 
S KorbImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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The idea for the Flying Squad began in December of 2016.

How We Got Here

There was a need and we wanted to support and help fill the lack of Rehabilitation on scene.

In conjunction with the RFD Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) organization, and the Richmond Professional Firefighters Association Local 995, we agreed to pursue this concept by utilizing a donated vehicle and securing the equipment needed for this task.

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad was placed in service on May 1, 2017 with 30 volunteers consisting of current and retired firefighters, Rescue Squad members and citizens. All members share a desire to help Richmond’s First Responders.

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WHAT IS REQUIRED

Probationary members will be assigned a station and will report to one of our 3 station captains. Below are some of the requirements for a response member

  • Probationary members are required to attend the next scheduled Metro Richmond Flying Squad academy. This is an 8-hour training program that will introduce candidates to our organization and our protocols. Upon completion candidates will be proficient in rehab operations.
  • All members will be required to staff an approved MRFS station for a minimum of 20 hours per month in order to maintain active status.
  • All members are required to attend monthly meetings / training
  • All members are expected to respond as able to calls for service throughout the entirety of the MRFS service area.

For more information on our organization, you can contact us or if you are interested in applying, please use the link below.

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About Us

WHO we are

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is an all-volunteer group of members who provide support to our area first responders.

WHAT we do

If you think in terms of the basic services your parents provided to you as a child it included food, water, shelter and clothing.

WHEN we do it

Our dedicated volunteers are called upon at any hour of any day to provide services during emergency incidents.

WHERE we do it

We go directly to the scene of the emergency with our specialized response vehicle to setup our equipment and begin providing services.

WHY we do it

Firefighting is extremely strenuous, physically demanding work.

HOW we do it

Our members are alerted to various emergency situations via a cell phone paging application.

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The idea for the Flying Squad began in December of 2016.
Our entire budget is funded through donations and 100% of the funding goes directly to the operation of the Flying Squad.

How Can I Help?

Time!

We need volunteers! We need people that will be able to respond on calls when needed 24/7, rain or shine, 365.

Or we can use your help at scheduled events, we provide rehab service at various training and fundraising events year round.

Join Us

Talent!

If you want to help but not sure how! The old adage says ” Its not what you know, but who you are and who you know!” You may know people, or have contacts that can help us or have a talent that can help in ways you haven’t even thought about!

Tell us your TALENT

Treasure!

Unlike other emergency services, we do not receive any tax revenues to support our operations. In order to cover our expenses such as supplies, vehicle maintenance, equipment purchases, training, etc. We rely on donations from residents and the business community. We appreciate your consideration when donating.

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