Lynchburg Fire Department

Lynchburg Fire Department The Lynchburg Fire Department, established in April 1883, provides fire suppression and prevention services, EMS, haz-mat, and confined space emergencies for approximately 80,995 Lynchburg residents.
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05/30/2020

Remembering our Fallen Firefighters: Captain William R. Moore, Firefighter Felix DeBelvre, Firefighter James T. Clement, Firefighter William H. Gouldman, and Firefighter James A. Vaughan. All of these men died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at 1003 Main Street.

Sheffield Elementary School hosted a parade yesterday through numerous City of Lynchburg neighborhoods for the children....
05/28/2020

Sheffield Elementary School hosted a parade yesterday through numerous City of Lynchburg neighborhoods for the children. Three different parade routes were designed to visit as many of their students as possible. The Lynchburg Fire Department enjoyed sharing the important day with the children and their families and Lynchburg City schools. Representing the LFD were E3, E7, and E8.

05/27/2020

Remembering our Fallen Firefighter Calvin D. Robey who
died in the line of duty on May 27, 1921, as a result of being electrocuted during fire ground operations at the C.S. Hutter fire on McKinley Avenue.

Congratulations to Firefighter Matt O’Daniel who is being promoted to the rank of Master Firefighter. Congratulations Ma...
05/27/2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Matt O’Daniel who is being promoted to the rank of Master Firefighter. Congratulations Matt!!

A young teenager made this wooden flag by hand and presented it to Station 6 B Shift this past Friday. The staff at the ...
05/26/2020

A young teenager made this wooden flag by hand and presented it to Station 6 B Shift this past Friday. The staff at the station, along with the Fire Chief, were on hand to meet the young man and his family. As a department we are eternally grateful for our community and their continued support. This young man is obviously very talented and has expressed interest in public service as a career.

05/24/2020
This week (May 17-23, 2020) is National Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS Week). This year's theme is EMS Strong – Re...
05/17/2020

This week (May 17-23, 2020) is National Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS Week). This year's theme is EMS Strong – Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow.

This theme, which was developed prior to the COVID-19 crisis, is particularly meaningful as we see the EMS community supporting those affected by this crisis, all while continuing to respond to everyday emergencies.

We would like to recognize the dedicated men and women of the Lynchburg Fire Department and say thank you to those who dedicate so much to this profession.

We remember our brother, retired Captain Curry Rice, as he is being laid to rest today. This picture is of a brick locat...
05/14/2020

We remember our brother, retired Captain Curry Rice, as he is being laid to rest today. This picture is of a brick located at Fire Station 6 where Captain Rice carved his name in 1980. Rest in Peace Captain Rice.

The 3 House
05/12/2020

The 3 House

Rescue 1 and Engine 5 took in a car fire this morning. Engine 5 arrived to find a single vehicle with fire in the engine compartment. Crews extinguished the fire quickly and mitigated all additional hazards.

#LFD #The3House #Ashift #StaySafeLynchburg

Recruit Academy #19
05/12/2020

Recruit Academy #19

Recruit Academy #19

The Lynchburg Fire Department is saddened by the passing yesterday of retired Captain Curry Rice. Curry retired from LFD...
05/11/2020

The Lynchburg Fire Department is saddened by the passing yesterday of retired Captain Curry Rice. Curry retired from LFD in December 2012 with 32 years, 8 months of service.
Rest in Peace brother, you will be missed.

Remembering our Fallen....Firefighter James D. Thorntondied in the line of duty on May 11, 1936, as a result of injuries...
05/11/2020

Remembering our Fallen....Firefighter James D. Thornton
died in the line of duty on May 11, 1936, as a result of injuries sustained during a training exercise at Station 6.

Today is International Firefighters Day. This special day is to salute the men and women who help keep us safe and prote...
05/04/2020

Today is International Firefighters Day. This special day is to salute the men and women who help keep us safe and protect our communities and to honor the men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Lynchburg Fire Department would like to say thank you to all of these brave men & women!

04/29/2020
LFD Recognition

Congratulations to the members of the Lynchburg Fire Department listed below who received Certificates of Valor at the City Council meeting tonight for saving two children from a house fire on April 13, 2020.

Battalion Chief Ricky Bomar
Firefighter Toby Bouyea
Master Firefighter Wayne Casto
Firefighter Darryl DuBose
Firefighter Timothy Greenway
Battalion Chief David Jackson
Firefighter Tammy Kelly
Master Firefighter Patrick Madigan
Captain Matt Millner
Master Firefighter Holly Shackelford
Firefighter Christopher Wilmouth

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_8tuQ4JFcLM#menu

Firefighters are honored for their valor in saving two children from a house fire on April 13, 2020.

Congratulations to Firefighter Hunter Guill for achieving Nationally Registered Paramedic!!
04/23/2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Hunter Guill for achieving Nationally Registered Paramedic!!

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government
04/17/2020

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government

Firefighter T. Kelly stays at work for you. Please stay home for her and the rest of the City’s firefighters (and don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarm). #stopcocid19 #stayathome #lovelyh #lynchburgstrong

The 3 House
04/15/2020

The 3 House

Earlier this evening Engine 3, Medic 3, and Rescue 1 responded into 2's first due area for a 2 alarm structure fire with victims trapped. First arriving crews found a 3 story multifamily dwelling with fire showing from the second floor. Crews successfully rescued 2 victims from the home while also containing the fire to the apartment of origin.

Units Operating: E1, E2, E3, E4, E6, E8, T1, T2, R1, M1, M3, M6, EMS1, B1, B2, CHIEF3

#LFD #The3House #Bshift #WorkingFire

Dispatchers and public safety telecommunicators serve as a vitallink between our community and fire, medical, and lawenf...
04/12/2020

Dispatchers and public safety telecommunicators serve as a vital
link between our community and fire, medical, and law
enforcement agencies. Every year during the second week of
April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety
community are honored. The Lynchburg Fire Department would like to say thank you to our telecommunicators for everything you do, you are appreciated! Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services

Recruit Academy #19
04/08/2020

Recruit Academy #19

Recruit Academy #19

04/06/2020
City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government

Lynchburg Fire Chief Greg Wormser is pleased to announce all 16 firefighters who were quarantined from Fire Station 3 (Fort Hill) have been cleared to return to duty. In making this announcement, Chief Wormser stated, “I am thankful for the outpouring of support from the community and the support from the families of our firefighters while they are away from home for extended periods of time.” In addition, Station 3 has been cleaned and will reopen today, Monday, April 6.

The department anticipates the remaining 10 firefighters from Station 1 (Downtown) to be released from quarantine later this week.

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government
03/30/2020

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government

The Lynchburg Fire Department would like to thank the many businesses, organizations, as well as citizens, who have prov...
03/30/2020

The Lynchburg Fire Department would like to thank the many businesses, organizations, as well as citizens, who have provided food, products, and even discounts to our first responders during COVID-19. We appreciate everyone who is working to keep us together while we are apart.❤️

Lynchburg Fire Department Captain Nathan Chapman, who also serves as a Command Sergeant Major in the United States Natio...
03/27/2020

Lynchburg Fire Department Captain Nathan Chapman, who also serves as a Command Sergeant Major in the United States National Guard, is being deployed to the New York area to assist with efforts with COVID-19.

We would like to thank Captain Chapman, his family, and all those who are serving during this pandemic. Although we recognize that there are many who are supporting our communities in varied ways, we want to especially thank all of our first responders, military service members, and hospital staff who are working tirelessly to ensure the health, safety, and well-being for everyone.

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government
03/27/2020

City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government

We stay at work for you. Please stay at home for us. #LynchburgPublicWorks #LynchburgFire #LynchburgPolice #LynchburgWaterResources #LynchburgEmergencyServices #stopcovid19 #nocovid19 #stayhomeplease

Remembering Fallen Firefighter Kenith Patterson...he was a Lynchburg Firefighter who died in the line of duty while volu...
03/18/2020

Remembering Fallen Firefighter Kenith Patterson...he was a Lynchburg Firefighter who died in the line of duty while volunteering with the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew during flood conditions on March 18, 1936.

Recruit Academy #19
03/16/2020

Recruit Academy #19

Recruit Academy #19

On March 10, 2020, the Lynchburg Fire Department held a wet down ceremony to retire old Engine 3 and dedicate our new En...
03/10/2020

On March 10, 2020, the Lynchburg Fire Department held a wet down ceremony to retire old Engine 3 and dedicate our new Engine 3.

On March 10, 2020, the Lynchburg Fire Department held a wet down ceremony to retire old Engine 3 and dedicate our new Engine 3.

03/09/2020
Daylight saving time begins this weekend! Don't forget to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday nig...
03/05/2020

Daylight saving time begins this weekend! Don't forget to spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Also remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!!

Remembering our Fallen Firefighters... Firefighter Ronald H. Stevens and Firefighter Everett D. Stewart died in the line...
02/25/2020

Remembering our Fallen Firefighters... Firefighter Ronald H. Stevens and Firefighter Everett D. Stewart died in the line of duty on February 25, 1975, as a result of injuries sustained during a fire in the 700 block of Main Street.

The Lynchburg Fire Department is saddened by the passing of retiree Nancy Gunter. Nancy worked in the Chief's Office and...
02/24/2020
Gunter, Nancy Hudson

The Lynchburg Fire Department is saddened by the passing of retiree Nancy Gunter. Nancy worked in the Chief's Office and retired from LFD in 2001 with 32 years, 2 months of service. Below is information regarding her arrangements.

https://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/gunter-nancy-hudson/article_c58aa25a-857d-5d80-ac7a-d74fcc691312.html

Nancy Hudson Gunter, 84, of Lynchburg, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Liberty Ridge Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late James R. Gunter Jr.

Remembering our Fallen Firefighter...William E. Craighead died in the line of duty on February 21, 1940, as a result of ...
02/21/2020

Remembering our Fallen Firefighter...William E. Craighead died in the line of duty on February 21, 1940, as a result of injuries sustained after having fallen off of the back of Engine 3.

Remembering our Fallen Firefighter....James E. Rucker died in the line of duty on February 12, 1934, as a result of inju...
02/12/2020

Remembering our Fallen Firefighter....James E. Rucker died in the line of duty on February 12, 1934, as a result of injuries sustained while attempting to repair the ladder truck.

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800 Madison St
Lynchburg, VA
24504

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The men and women who staff oir Fire Department are some of the best people in our area. I follow their efforts to keep us safe and I am constantly proud of what they do. My family has called the paramedics a number of times. Every time they efficient, professional, and most of all caring. Thank you.
Dear Lord, I loving lift up the firefighters of my community, and all the firefighters around the globe. As I think about firefighters, I think of bravery beyond comprehension. I stand amazed as I realize that they stand daily ready to lay down their life for strangers. These incredible men and women give their all to protect us. Lord, I come to you this day asking that you generously shower on them, and on their families, miraculous blessings of every kind. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, Amen
We want to say thanks for all you do at Choice Hibachi. Free meal today and tomorrow for on duty first responders. Just show id. Carry out only.
Thought y’all would like this !
A shot I took at the 5th Annual CASA Superhero Run on Nov 2, 2019.
Thank you to the gentleman from the Boonsboro fire department for making our children's day! Just seeing the fire truck coming down the parking lot of Kroger's was exciting, much less the enthusiasm on the firefighters faces waving back at them. Then one stopped the truck, jumped out and brought all three of our kids sticker badges. Then another came over with helmets and activity sets. After a day full of playing and adventures including Amazement Square, having firefighters stop and talk to them and bring them gifts was the highlight of their day! Thank you for your work and sacrifice! Stay safe out there..
The whole lynchburg fire department does a awsome job thanks to all for your service
First summer in 10 years that I have ever seen his hose dry.
Does station 8 have a fb page?
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