Botetourt County Fire & EMS

2016 Stats
Jan 417
Feb 359
March 395
April 387
May 424
June 400
July 392
Aug. 387
Sept. 343
Oct. 320
Nov. 295
Dec. 356
Total 4475

2015 Stats
Jan 351
Feb 371
March 384
April 371
May 408
June 371
July 403
Aug 355
Sept 789
Oct 393
Nov 706
Dec 395
Total 5297

2014 Incidents
Jan 371
Feb 316
Mar 301
Apr 360
May 373
Jun 380
Jul 403
Aug 354
Sep 358
Oct 367
Nov 340
Dec 403
Total 4326

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Welcome to the Official Website of the Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS

Left to Right: FF/EMT Nathan Herlocker, Battalion Chief Brandon Golla, FF/Paramedic Darren Rock
Left to Right: FF/EMT Nathan Herlocker, Battalion Chief Brandon Golla, FF/Paramedic Darren Rock

Department Personnel Recognized for Achievements

Member Jason Ferguson, November 28

At the November Board of Supervisor's Meeting the following department personnel were recognized for their achievements:

Firefighter/EMT Nathan Herlocker was recognized for his achievement of the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program. This program is a two year program delivered at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD that concentrates on four areas of fire services leadership: ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter I 2018 Announced

Member Jason Ferguson, November 15

The Firefighter I course for 2018 has been announced. Please signup up the Training Tab by selecting Course Registration.... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde recalls almost 38 million fire extinguishers

Member Jason Ferguson, November 07

Press Release from the U.S. Fire Administration

On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to strike and hurt someone. Kidde recommends owners immediately replace these fire extinguishers.

The ... (Full Story)

Special Operations Team Accepting Applications

Member Jason Ferguson, October 17

The Special Operations Team is currently accepting applications for those members wishing to become part of the team. Everyone must apply, even if you have been a member of the team in the past. Applications are only open to members of the Botetourt Fire and EMS organizations at this time. If you are not a member of a fire and EMS department in Botetourt County but are interested in applying, please ... (Full Story)

Update on Tropical Storm Irma

Member Jason Ferguson, September 11

Throughout the weekend, Emergency Management officials have actively participated in the monitoring of the path of Irma as the hurricane made landfall and weakened to a tropical storm. At this time, the projected forecast does not appear to be a cause for significant concern in the Botetourt community; however, residents are encouraged to maintain awareness through local media sources and the National ... (Full Story)


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