Fire and rescue volunteers

The County provides funding for five volunteer fire departments and five volunteer rescue squads. These volunteers devote countless hours providing emergency services to residents.

In the past fiscal year, fire volunteers responded to more than 2,100 calls for service. Rescue squad volunteers responded to more than 8,300 calls for service. In addition to responding to calls, volunteers must complete training, and attend drills and meetings.

Basic fire training requires a minimum of 107 hours, plus any additional training required to master fire equipment and drive vehicles. Basic rescuer training requires 142 hours, plus any additional hours required by the fire department.

To find out more about volunteering to help your community, contact the fire or rescue department near where you live. 

Blacksburg Fire Department(540) 961-1175407 Hubbard St., Blacksburg, VA
Blacksburg Rescue Squad(540) 443-16301300 Progress St. NW, Blacksburg, VA
Christiansburg Fire Department(540) 382-4388100 E. Main St., Christiansburg, VA
Christiansburg Rescue Squad (540) 382-9518 100 E. Main St., Christiansburg, VA
Elliston Fire Department(540) 268-10555001 Enterprise Dr., Elliston, VA
Long-Shop McCoy Fire Department(540) 639-08365770 McCoy Rd., Blacksburg, VA
Long-Shop McCoy Rescue Squad(540) 639-08365770 McCoy Rd., Blacksburg, VA
Riner Fire Department(540) 382-68654171 Riner Rd., Riner, VA
Riner Rescue Squad(540) 381-60431610 Auburn School Dr., Riner, VA
Shawsville Rescue Squad(540) 268-54146620 Roanoke Rd., Shawsville, VA
Virginia Tech Rescue Squad(540) 231-6254Military Building, Barger St. (0245), Blacksburg, VA


Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 2E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 394-2146
Fax: (540) 382-6943
email | directions

Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.