President: Tiffany Long
Vice-Pres.: Tracy Cogle
Secretary: Suzie Weaver Day
Treasurer: Kery Swope - CPA
Chaplain: Steve Lewis, Pastor
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Suzie Weaver Day
FIRE / EMS OFFICERS
Chief: Earl Cogle
Asst. Fire Chief: Warren Royce
EMS Chief: Adam Hess
WILDLAND TRAILER 5
President Long and Fire Chief Cogle would like to announce that the members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Vol. Fire Company have finalized the details on this 24' enclosed utility trailer and would like to reveal our "NEW" piece of apparatus to our community! This trailer will be utilized by our "Wildland Fire Crew". Members of the company are currently taking several wildland fire classes and will be taking the "Pack" test to be certified as wildland firefighters.
After months of working with our mutual-aid partners in Rohrersville, Maryland, Wildland 5 will be an asset not only to the Blue Ridge Mountain community but to Jefferson County. This unit will carry all of the teams hand tools and other equipment that will be utilized to mitigate any wildland fire that may occur within Jefferson County or in surrounding jurisdictions.
RED OAK LANE STRUCTURE FIRE
Friday, March 13, 2020, Box 500K was struck for the structure fire on Red Oak Lane in Blue Ridge Acres. Immediately after dispatch Rescue-Engine 5 with Chief Cogle and EMS Chief Hess responded along with Ambulance 5-2, ALS 5 (Lyons) and Assistant Chief 5 (Royce). Callers were advising JCECC that the structure was fully involved and spreading into the woods.
While en-route to the scene, EMS Chief Hess requested a Tanker Task Force as a column of black smoke was visible away from the scene. Upon arrival Rescue-Engine 5 deployed an attack line and Tanker 502 pulled an additional attack line and supplied Rescue-Engine 5. Assistant Chief 5 (Royce) established the command reporting a storage shed 100% involved with most of the structure on the ground and requested operations moved to Jeff Tac 1.
A quick knock was made on what remained of the storage shed and the fire was stopped from spreading into the surrounding wooded area. Command held units on the scene for mop-up and overhaul for a short period.
Company 5 units on the scene: Rescue-Engine 5, Rescue-Engine 5-2, Tanker 502, Ambulance 5-2 and ALS 5
NEW AMBULANCE 5-1 COMING TO THE 'MOUNTAIN'
President Long, Fire Chief Cogle, EMS Chief Hess and the membership of the Blue Ridge Mountain Vol. Fire Company are pleased to announce the purchase of this brand new 2019 Ford F550 Advanced / Basic Life Support ambulance. The company was in desperate need of replacing our current Ambulance 5-1 that was purchased several years ago from the Williamsport Fire & EMS Department in Washington County, MD.
The "NEW" Ambulance 5-1 cost the department approximately $135,000.00. After some additional cosmetic work and stretcher mounting is completed, the unit will be delivered to the "Mountain" where it will be striped and lettered. All necessary medical supplies and equipment have already been purchased and are awaiting the units arrival so it can be stocked and readied for service.
The officers and members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Vol. Fire Company would like to thank our community for your continued support!!! Without your support of our fundraisers and our fund-drive we would not have been able to make this purchase. We are truly thankful for the community that we serve and this unit is just one way that we will be able to say Thank You and keep our community safe for many years to come.
At our Annual Awards Banquet held in February, the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company was happy to swear in Pastor Steve Lewis of the Mannings Assembly of God Church as our company Chaplain. Pastor Lewis took the oath of office administered by Chief Alan Keyser of the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency before our awards presentations.
The officers and members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company look forward to working with Pastor Lewis in his new capacity and would like to thank him for taking on this position for us.
BOTH RESCUE-ENGINES ON THE 2ND ALARM IN CHARLES TOWN
Friday, January 31, 2020 Company 5 was alerted for the structure fire assignment at 404 Davis St. in Huntfield. Units encountered heavy fire on the second floor of the structure upon their arrival. Rescue-Engine 5 responded form the Mission Road station as well as Rescue-Engine 5-2 from the Keyes Gap station with EMS Chief Hess as the officer from Company 5. First arriving units initiated an aggressive interior attack as command immediately asked JCECC to sound the 2nd alarm.
Rescue-Engine 5 and Rescue-Engine 5-2 operated on the scene for several hours before being released by Command 2.