Founded in 1952, the Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department and E.M.S. Inc. serves the Town of Pamplin and portions of Appomattox, Prince Edward and Charlotte Counties in central southside Virginia. The mission of the PVFD & E.M.S. is to provide life and property protection through fire suppression, pre-hospital emergency medical services,fire prevention and public education. Our coverage area consists of an approximately 100 square mile rural area. We have obtained an ISO fire rating of 7/9. The department consists of 32 active firefighters, 12 E.M.S providers and 8 retired Lifetime Members. Our training includes fire suppression, hazardous materials operations, rescue, vehicle and farm machinery extraction, incident command, and urban/wildland interface fire operation. We are also fortunate to have several instructors who are certified by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.