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 special way. If you are interested in joining our department as an operational member or if you just THINK you might be interested please contact us. There is an online application under the “MEMBERSHIP” tab. Complete it and bring it by the station or mail it in.
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department also has a Support Team that assists with activities such as fund raisers, 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 14, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual pancakes with Santa breakfast on the December 14th (Saturday) from 7 AM to 11 AM. Breakfast is $5 a plate and photo opportunities with Santa will be available. After breakfast ends, Santa will begin touring the entire Blue Ridge area on the fire engine. This will start at 12 PM and end before dark. The Department will do its best to visit all neighborhoods and as many streets as possible. Please remember to keep children a safe distance from the moving fire engine. This is the only expected day Santa will be visiting neighborhoods. Please contact the Department at 540-977-2094 (and leave a message if necessary) for any questions or special requests.
November 9, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad sent units to attend Virginia's Veteran's Day parade in downtown Roanoke to honor those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. Local news outlets have more on the event: WDBJ 7 and WSLS 10
October 24, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's Air 1 responded to a room and contents structure fire near the 150 area. Troutville and Botetourt County crews made a quick knockdown, saving much of the structure. The Roanoke Times has more on the story.
October 23, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's Air 1, along with crews from Troutville, Botetourt County, and the Division 6 Regional HazMat Team, responded to the Pepsi Bottling Plant in the Hollins area for an ammonia leak. WDBJ 7 has more on the story and video footage.
August 12, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's air truck was dispatched for a working structure fire in the Buchanan area. Crews from Buchanan, Troutville, Fincastle, and Botetourt County were able to knock down the fire prior to Air 1's arrival.
July 9, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad were called to assist on a hotel fire in Troutville's 1st due. Air 1 responded and was cleared after crews were able to make a quick knockdown.
July 4, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department provided coverage for the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department in Bedford County during their Fireworks Fest.
June 27, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision with entrapment in the 700 block of Blue Ridge Blvd. More information will be added.
June 14, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department sent members to attend the graduation of the annual Botetourt Firefighter Academy. Blue Ridge gained two new certified firemen, FF/EMT T. Griffin and FF J. Keister. Congratulations to all of the new firefighters.
June 13, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to multiple calls after a severe thunderstorm passed through the Roanoke Valley.
June 3, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad responded for an attached garage fire in the Royce Road neighborhood. Blue Ridge, Read Mountain, and Botetourt County crews responded and contained the fire to the area of origin.
May 1, 2013 - The annual 4 PM Virginia Burn Ban ends, allowing burns to occur before 4 PM. Citizens that do choose to burn should always contact the Botetourt County Dispatch Center to report the controlled burn, should always stay and monitor the burn, and take into account the weather conditions.
April 4, 2013 - The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, in conjunction with Botetourt County Emergency Services, will be in Fincastle on Thursday April 4th at 7-9 PM to conduct a free storm spotting and weather safety presentation. This presentation will be held at Community Room of the Fincastle Library, 11 Academy Street, Fincastle. For more information see the news release.
March 23, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad sent a crew to Colonial Elementary School for the annual carnival.
March 11-12, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department sent members to staff Station 2 (Troutville Fire & Rescue) and attend the visitation and funeral of Troutville Volunteer Fireman John Huffman.
March 7, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident with confirmed entrapment near the Laymantown traffic light on Route 460. More information can be found at WDBJ 7 and the Roanoke Times.
March 7, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad would like to pass its condolences along to the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department and the family of John Huffman, who fought Stage 4 cancer before passing this week. Huffman's wife, Theresa, is a Dispatcher with Botetourt County. Information on Huffman's services can be found here.
March 5, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was called to its fourth working flue fire, this one in the Zimmerman neighborhood. Blue Ridge and other Botetourt crews handled the fire and returned to service within two hours.
February 17, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to its third 1st Due working flue fire. Blue Ridge and Read Mountain fire crews arrived at the Webster Heights home and were able to contain the fire to the flue and extinguish it.
February 15, 2013 - The annual 4 PM Virginia Burn Ban goes into effect (lasting until April 30). The ban prohibits burning outdoors between 12 AM and 4 PM when the fire is within 300 feet of woodland/brushland/dry fields. Violations will result in a Class 3 misdemeanor (fines up to $500). Botetourt County and the Blue Ridge VFD recommend avoid burning outside at any time during Spring Fire Season. If you must burn, please contact the Botetourt County Disptach Center (540-473-8631) to report your controlled burn and always remain with the fire at all times. More information can be found by reading the Botetourt County News Release and visiting the VDOF's FAQs page.
February 1, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to another 1st Due working flue fire, this time in the North Oakwood neighborhood. Blue Ridge and Read Mountain Fire crews arrived simultaneously and were able to contain the fire.
January 22, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a working flue fire in the Oak Ridge Court neighborhood (1st Due). Blue Ridge and other local Fire Companies were able to contain the fire to the chimney and put it out.
January 17, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad responded to multiple wires down, minor vehicle accidents, and EMS runs due to the winter storm. Blue Ridge had a total of 15 personnel staffing four units throughout the evening.
January 7, 2013 - The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's Air 1 was called to assist Eagle Rock Fire & Rescue and other local crews for a working residential structure fire in the remote community of Oriskany. More to follow.