SUNDAY BUFFET at BLUE RIDGE ~ July 15th 11am-2pm

Dear Friend of Blue Ridge –

Would you like to contribute to our Blue Ridge buffet? It’s so easy. Here is how you can help!

Our annual Sunday Buffet is coming up fast! We hope you’ll plan to stop by the station on Sunday, July 15 from 11 am – 2 pm to enjoy grilled chicken and Italian sausage, fresh corn from Nalls Farm Market, and a wide variety of sides, salads and desserts made by our members and neighbor friends. No matter how hot it is outside, our social hall will be cool. Whether you’re a long-time  resident or new to the area, you’re sure to see old friends or make some new ones! And if you’re curious about becoming a Blue Ridge volunteer, events like this can be a nice way for us to connect.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

We would love to expand our list of cooks and bakers! If you or a family member would like to make a favorite dish for our buffet table. It is so easy! Simply reply to this email and type SIGN ME UP!

OR send us an email at brs.blueridgefire8@gmail.com and write in the subject line “Sign me up!” and  we will add you to our Sign Up Genius list.

We will be sending the Sign Up Genius email out by middle of this coming week. Once added you will receive an email from Sign Up Genius where you can let us know what you would like to contribute to the buffet.

We at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue, appreciate each and every dish donation our neighbors contribute.

Bring a friend and come enjoy a great meal with Blue Ridge and friends!

We thank you in advance for your continued support!

JUNE 23rd ~ (HSCBA) FUNDRAISER for BLUE RIDGE Vol. Fire & Rescue Co.

COME HAVE SOME FUN SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY
JUNE 23rd ~ (HSCBA) FUNDRAISER for BLUE RIDGE Vol. Fire & Rescue Co.
Saturday June 23rd from 4pm – 10pm
At the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant
1162 Pine Grove Rd. Bluemont, VA 20135
The Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Assoc. Annual Fundraiser for Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue

4 PM – 10 PM at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffles and a Tug A War between Company 8 and the Benevolent Association ! Let’s be neighborly and help them out! The Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association has raised $150,000.00+ for Company # 8 over the years. Help us raise that number! .

No better way to show your support! Come enjoy the day, eat great food, relax, find a great deal in the silent and live auctions.  Blues music by Tracee’s All Star Band.  Come have fun with great people!

If you can’t attend, you can still show your support, Donation checks are being accepted gladly. Please make them to HSCBA: send to 1162 Pine Grove Road, Bluemont, VA 20135. Put FD Fundraiser in the memo. We are tax deductible. For more information please call:  Tracee Wink 540-554-8291.

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Hope to see you there!

BRVFRC is now connected with Amazon Smile! Support Blue Ridge while you shop!

Exciting News to share!

Do you shop on Amazon? Do you want to support Blue Ridge? We have set up an Amazon Smile account! Now, when you use this link to shop on Amazon, a percentage of your purchase is donated to us. Donations help us provide fire and rescue services to you by allowing us to purchase equipment, gear, fuel, and much more.

Thanks for thinking of us!

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Since 1976

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Wagon 8 Is Here!

Wagon 8 arrived March 4th, all the way from the Smeal Fire Apparatus factory in Nebraska! We are so excited to finally see months of planning and fundraising in person. She’s not quite ready for full duty yet, we will be sending her to the capable hands of Keplinger Repair Service Inc. for the finishing touches.

New Pumper Is Taking Shape – Slated for Feb. 2017 Delivery

The new pumper is taking shape and work is proceeding on schedule. Here are some photos from the manufacturer as work continues.

New Truck in Production

Blue Ridge’s new fire truck is in production and due for delivery in November. It is a 2017 4 wheel drive pumper with Compressed air foam system (CAFS). Being built by Smeal manufacturing.

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Training Really Is Everything

Training really is everything. Blue Ridge Chief Jason Burns coordinated an intense 2-1/2 week course designed to saturate aspiring firefighters with the realities of fire behavior, attack, rescue, water supply, scene safety… and more.

Thanks to Val Van Meter and Scott Mason with the Winchester Star for coming out last week to cover some of the hands-on learning.
http://www.winchesterstar.com/article/intense_course_readies_volunteer_firefighters

PDF version of article -WinchesterStar 6-29-15

Thanks to the Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association

HSCBA Treasurer Jim Wink presents check to Blue Ridge VFD Treasurer Mike Sprenger with members from both groups present.

This summer, the Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association of Pine Grove held their annual fund-raiser for Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. This was the 20th consecutive year that they have worked hard to raise money for the fire & rescue company.  They do this through auctions, raffles, food sales, and special auctions of items donated by members of our community. This year they raised $6,180.30.

The total over the 20 years of their effort is an amazing amount of $167,026 dollars! The money earned by “The Curve” has a direct and positive impact on our county. Due to their efforts, Blue Ridge Vol. Fire & Rescue has been able to purchase many things which help maintain efficient operations.

Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue expresses our utmost gratitude to “The Curve” for all they have done for our community. Truly, they are an example of our motto: Neighbor Helping Neighbor.

Sincerely,

The Members

Award Winning High School Member Recognized

On June 13th the Lord Fairfax EMS Council had their Regional Awards Dinner. An award for “The outstanding contribution to EMS by a High School Senior w/ Scholarship” was awarded to Blue Ridge Vol. Fire and Rescue, (EMT-B) member, Jessica Isleib.

House Fire on Harry Byrd Highway

Units from Blue Ridge Fire Company were called to the scene of a fire that occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. February 19th, 2012. Crews were dispatched to a home located in the 3800 block of Harry Byrd Highway and upon arrival found a fire on the back side of residence. Firefighter immediately went to work to knock down the flames and additional crews were called in from Enders, Boyce, and Mt Weather as well as companies from Loudoun and Jefferson Counties.