About Us

Happy National EMS Week
May 16th-22nd, 2021
During this week, we will be celebrating all of our EMS members. 

We need YOUR help!
Read Mountain Fire and Rescue is currently searching for new members with a passion for helping others. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please stop by and pick up an application or visit the 'Join Today' tab for an online application. You must be 16 years or older to join and training is provided. We appreciate the chance to serve our community. Thank you for your support.

Read Mountain Fire & Rescue Department – Company 7 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 Paramedics, supplemented with paid part-time paramedics and firefighters 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.