President: Tiffany Long
Vice-Pres.: Tracy Cogle
Secretary: Suzie Weaver Day
Treasurer: Kery Swope - CPA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Suzie Weaver Day
FIRE / EMS OFFICERS
Chief: Earl Cogle
Asst. Fire Chief: Warren Royce
EMS Chief: Adam Hess
2ND ALARM FIRE AT THOMASSEN FORD IN CHARLES TOWN
Dec. 19, 2019 - Rescue / Engine 5 was alerted on the 2nd Alarm to assist multiple units operating at 100 S. West St. in Charles Town at the Thomassen Ford dealership. Chief 4 (Watson) Independent Fire Company advised Jefferson ECC upon their arrival that the fire was well into the roof and crews were attempting to make an aggressive interior attack. Crews were pulled from the structure after a collapse, Truck 2 (Citizens) utilized their ladder pipe to gain control of the fire so crews could re-enter the structure and get the fire under control.
Responding crews had the fire under control within an hour and a half. Workers were working on the roof welding and possibly working on a heating and cooling unit when the fire occurred. The workers attempted to extinguish the fire but it spread across the rubber surface of the roof. The fire extended into a second floor auto storage area as well.
The "VOLUNTEERS" of the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company have recently acquired another "NEW" to us pumper that will be placed into service soon to better serve the residents of the Blue Ridge Mountain and our surrounding communities.
The "NEW" pumper will be our second Rescue Engine giving us auto extrication capabilities on both sides of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Rescue / Engine 5-2 will be assigned to the Mission Road station and Rescue / Engine 5 will be re-assigned from the Mission Road station to the Keyes Gap Road station where it will undergo tool re-mounting, tool additions and some striping and lettering upgrades.
RESCUE / ENGINE 5-2
MVA INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS
On November 22, 2019, Company 5 was alerted for a Motor Vehicle Collision involving a school bus on Bunny Lane in Shannondale. Rescue / Engine 5, Ambulance 5-2 and ALS 5 responded to find a school bus stuck on a tree. After evaluation of the students on the bus, it was determined that there were no injuries in the accident.
The scene was turned over to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office while Company 5 units remained on the scene to provide traffic control.