About Us

In 1975 a tragic fire, where a citizen of our community was killed, brought together a group of men and women to discuss the establishment of a fire department. That group had their first meeting in an old highway department building and discussed how to go about establishing a fire department. Lord Fairfax Planning District, local citizens, professional and volunteer firefighters from surrounding communities came together and chartered the Blue Ridge Fire Company Inc. in 1976.

In 1977, Virginia Department of Transportation leased the building and property to Blue Ridge to house their equipment, fund raise and have meetings. Later a member and local citizen bought the property from VDOT and allowed us to continue the use of the property until our new building was built.

Enders, Loudoun, and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Departments lent, donated or sold us our first apparatus and we purchased our first front-line apparatus from Alexandria Fire and Rescue Department for 1 dollar.

In 1981, with more fund raising and community spirit, the fire company saved enough money to start the process of constructing a new building. With the donation of the property and the loans from the local bank, members started clearing the land. After 18 months of laborious community effort, Blue Ridge members dedicated the building to the community on June 12 1982. The Fire Company’s motto, “Neighbors helping neighbors” was born.

Today the Blue Ridge Fire Company Inc. is equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus and equipment. We have men and women who are dedicated and highly trained in all aspects of firefighting and technical rescue. These volunteers are highly trained in the medical field and have purchased advanced lifesaving equipment for our neighbors and visitors to our community.

With the help from our neighbors and friends and dedication of the men and women who put community first, Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will continue providing services to our neighbors, citizens, and visitors to Clarke County, as well as the surrounding counties and states.

Rick Jyachosky, Captain

Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Company.