Membership Application

The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank you for expressing your interest to serve our great community and organization. Volunteer firefighters are in high demand not only in Blue Ridge, but around the United States, as call volume continues to increase and difficult economic conditions lead to decreased funding and support. Today, our department needs you more than ever.

We are seeking applicants age 16 or older, who are physically fit, mentally able, and have a strong desire to serve to apply to become a volunteer firefighter. Those looking to support the agency in a non fire suppression manner are highly encouraged to join the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's Support Team. Please visit the Support Team application page here.

There are multiple classes of operational membership within the department, including Active (certified firefighter, age 18 , residing within the Blue Ridge area), Associate (certified firefighter, age 18 , residing outside the Blue Ridge area), and Junior (age 16-17, satisfactory GPA).  Members actively serving on the department for at least 15 years are eligible for Life membership. All new members will be placed on Probationary membership; typically for 6 months and will be required to obtain initial firefighter certification within 12 months.

If you are interested in joining our ranks, we ask that you complete two separate applications. The Botetourt County Fire & EMS application can be completed online here and the Blue Ridge application can be downloaded here. The Blue Ridge application can be mailed to:

Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.
Attn: Membership Committee
PO Box 898
Blue Ridge, VA 24064

OR can be brought in person to the station on a Thursday evening at:

1354 Blue Ridge Springs Rd.
Blue Ridge, VA 24064

The department has regularly scheduled business meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM and training on all other Thursdays beginning at 7:00 PM.