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Read Mountain Fire & Rescue Department – Company 12 proudly protects 12,000 people living in an area of 32 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department which consists of dedicated volunteer Firefighters, EMT’s, and Medics, supplemented with paid part-time Medics during the week.
Read Mountain Fire & Rescue was established in 1991 in a joint effort by Botetourt and Roanoke Counties to serve portions of SW Botetourt County and East Roanoke County. Since that time Read Mountain Volunteers have served the community’s needs in cases of vehicle accidents, commercial and residential fires, and a variety of other emergency situations. In 1992 Read Mountain Fire & Rescue implemented a First Responder Program; providing patients Basic Life Support (BLS) and stabilization until an ambulance arrived to provide transport. In 1993 we upgraded our First Responder Program to Advanced Life Support (ALS); enabling Shock Trauma Technicians, Cardiac Technicians, and Paramedics to use ALS skills critical to many patients. To further enhance our patient care and service to the community, in 1997 we researched, planned, and implemented ambulance transport service. Read Mountain Fire & Rescue remains steadfast in our commitment to the community to provide quality fire protection and emergency medical care. Continuing this progress, Read Mountain added an additional pumper and ambulance to its fleet, giving the public more protection and services. We raise funds by door-to-door, letters, and activities at the station and through local businesses.
Read Mountain Fire and Rescue does not solicit by telephone, nor do we receive any assistance from those who do.
"Do You Have What It Takes"? We need additional fire and rescue members to help protect our community. If you are interested in Volunteering with Read Mountain Fire and Rescue, please stop by. You must be 16 years or older to join and training is provided. We appreciate the chance to serve our community and thank you for your support.
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