Dublin Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1912 to protect lives and property in Dublin, Virginia.
In January of 1914 the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department was a “Full Organization To Protect Property – Other Items Of New And Personals From Dublin”. This is how a newspaper article from the Southwest Times and News-Review reported the finalization of the organization of the Dublin Fire Department.
The final organization of the “fire company” follows the installation of the system of water works. The membership of the department was up into the sixties. At his time the town purchased 1,00 feet of hose and nozzles. The chemical engine that the town owned was in good shape and the hose and reel “Hose Cart” were still in use.
Mr. L. T. Dudley was elected as the first Fire Chief and Mr. E. G. Ratcliffe was elected as Captain. Howe Smith, Shade Collier, E. W. Smith and J. C. Collier were also elected as Lieutenants or First Hosemen.
Currently the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department covers 88 square miles including the Town of Dublin and portions of Pulaski County. We currently operated with the following equipment:
Brush 2, Ladder 2, Rescue Engine 2, tanker 2, Chief 2, Response 2 and Support 2
We have a dedicated group of men and women that strive to provide the highest levels of service to the community.
Dublin Volunteer Fire Department is proudly also known as Company 2.
Mayday R.I.T. Training
Members from Dublin Fire Department and several other departments
participated in the Mayday R.I.T. Technician class that was held the weekend of 8-9, November, 2014.
The class stressed team work and techniques used in firefighter self-rescue and the rescue of fellow firefighters. The class taught members how to think outside of the box and use equipment to complete the task.
This training was then taken back to the individual departments by the members that attended.
On December 19, 2014 the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department held the Annual Christmas Banquet at the Lions Club building in Dublin.
Among the events of the evening awards were presented to the following members.
Deputy Chief Jeff Saunders received his Life Member plaque for 20 years of service.
Andrew Whitt received the award for the most calls run for 2014
Kris Hayes received the award for 2nd most calls run for 2014
Ben Saunders received the award for 3rd most calls run in 2014