Read Mountain Fire & Rescue Department - Company 12 proudly protects 7000 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 whose members are on a volunteer status.
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 enchance 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 has added one new pumper and one new 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 local business's. We do not solict by telephone. We have no association with any other organization or do we receive any assistance from them. WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN ALL VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT!