The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Botetourt County, Virginia, welcomes you to our website. We serve the community of Blue Ridge, Virginia in southeastern Botetourt County nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and just northeast of the City of Roanoke, Virginia.
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members interested in serving their community in a unique way. If you are interested in joining our department as a volunteer firefighter please contact us and fill out an application.
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department also has a Support Team that assists with activities such as fundraisers, administrative functions, maintenance, and firefighter rehab operations at fire scenes. Anyone interested in the Support Team is encouraged to contact us by email at
or to fill out the online application and bring it by the station or mail it in.
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department relies on the donations of the community to operate. We now offer an online donation option to allow you to make a secure donation through PayPal. Check it out here. Your donations are important to the continued success of your local fire department.
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December 25, 2015 - Merry Christmas from the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad. Please have a safe and joyous holiday.
December 1, 2015 - The Blue Ridge Fire Department will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 12th from 7 AM until 11 AM. Santa will arrive promptly at 8 AM. The cost is $5 for Pancakes, Sausage, and Drink. Following the breakfast, Santa will tour the Blue Ridge area on a fire engine.
June 18, 2015 - Crews assist the City of Roanoke on a commercial structure fire at the Advance Auto Parts Headquarters off of Airport Rd. Air One responded and filled SCBA bottles.
June 14, 2015 - Blue Ridge Fire crews responded to a structure fire on Stratford Dr. Crews from E-1, W-1, and W-12 found that after a storm had come through, that the homeowners heard a pop and smelled smoke. E-1 crew found a HVAC unit that caused the smell, and all units cleared.
June 9, 2015 - Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue crews responded to a residential structure fire on Webster Road. First arriving crews managed to contain the fire to the attic area. No injuries were reported thanks to a neighbor who assisted the homeowner out of the structure.
May 22, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD responded to a working vehicle fire on Blue Ridge Boulevard, near the intersection with Knoll Road.
May 22, 2015 - Air 1 responded to a working residential structure fire on Botetourt Road, just north of the Town of Fincastle. Volunteer and career crews from the Fincastle, Troutville, and Eagle Rock stations managed to quickly contain the fire.
May 16, 2015 - Air 1 responded for a working residential structure fire on Byrant Road in the Cloverdale section of Botetourt County. Crews from Botetourt and Roanoke Counties battled the fire and returned to service after 2 hours.
May 13, 2015 - Air 1 and Wagon 1 (as part of a water task force) was sent to McKinney Hollow Road at the Alleghany-Botetourt County line for a working residential structure fire. Crews conducted a defensive attack to contain the large fire and exposures.
May 7, 2015 - Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue and other County crews responded to a working residential structure fire on Willowbrook Lane. Units arrived to find a mobile home fully involved with multiple pets unaccounted for. Fire attack crews controlled the fire within 15 minutes, and located the missing animals. Sadly, one dog perished in the fire.
April 24, 2015 - Air 1 was dispatched to a working structure in Buchanan's first due area. Initial crews arrived to find a detached garage fully involved. Air 1 assisted with suppression and overhaul efforts.
April 11, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD was called to a brush fire that was threatening a shed and residential structure. Crews arrived and contained the fire from spreading.
March 1, 2015 - Air 1 was called to assist with a working structure fire in the Glen Wilton area of Botetourt County. Air 1 was cancelled enroute, after a quick knockdown by first arriving units.
February 26, 2015 - Winter weather conditions created multiple morning runs for Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue. Company 1 responded to an EMS assist in Bedford County, an MVC with rollover, and a flue fire.
February 22, 2015 - Members from Botetourt County Fire & EMS and the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department accepted the 2014 Governor's Fire Service Award for Outstanding Fire Department Response at the Virginia Fire & Rescue Conference in Virginia Beach. Botetourt County was nominated for the award after a successful technical rescue involving a vehicle that had driven off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Buchanan. Members of the County's Special Operations & Tactics Team, which included Company 1, responded to the call.
February 21, 2015 - Air 1 and other Fire & EMS crews responded to a working structure in the Glen Wilton area of Botetourt.
February 15, 2015 - The Spring Season Burn Ban goes into effect. The ban prohibits burning, except between the hours of 4 PM to 12 AM, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland or dry grass fields. Residents are urged to use caution during this time. To report a controlled burn, residents should call Botetourt County Dispatch at 540-473-8631. For more information see the Botetourt Co. Fire & EMS press release.
February 14, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD was called to assist Bedford County (Shady Grove) for a large brush fire on Woodcroft Drive.
January 31, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD is saddened to report the passing of past Fire Chief James "Jimmy" Martin. Martin held the position of Chief of Department during the early 1960s. Members were on hand to attend services and Engine 1 was used to carry Chief Martin to the cemetery.
January 28, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD was called to assist Bedford County (Montvale) for a working structure fire on Mountain View Church Road.
January 23, 2015 - Blue Ridge and other Botetourt County crews responded to a single vehicle MVC with rollover near the intersection of Blue Ridge Boulevard and Laymantown Road.
January 21, 2015 - The Blue Ridge VFD is saddened to announce the passing of former member Mike Reid. Mike was a life member of Eagle Rock Fire & Rescue, as well as, a former member of Read Mountain Fire & Rescue. Services will be held at the Buchanan Chapel of the Botetourt Funeral Home on Sunday the 25th. Blue Ridge and other Fire & Rescue crews will be attending services to honor Mike's legacy.
January 11, 2015 - Blue Ridge VFD crews responded to a flue fire on Mountain Pass Road.
January 9, 2015 - Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue crews responded to a multi vehicle accident in the 3500 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.
January 4, 2015 - Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue crews responded to the first fire of the year, a flue fire on Davis Road.
January 1, 2015 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.