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The Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department was founded in the late 1950s, and, like most volunteer fire departments at the time, was primarily operated by farmers and small business owners in the area. Calls to brush fires along the rail line to Richmond and farm fires in the tobacco farms in the area were some of the most common call types. In the years since the department's founding, the agency has dealt with challenges like the station burning down in the early 2000s. Impressively, no calls were missed during an eight-month period while the agency borrowed trucks from other stations and worked out of an auto shop.
Due to shifting demographics in its coverage area, the responsibilities of the agency have also changed. For instance, today the Ringgold station provides fire and rescue services for several industrial parks. The station began running rescue calls in 2001, and today EMS calls make up about 85% of the calls the agency is dispatched for. In terms of call volume, Ringgold is one of the busiest volunteer departments in Pittsylvania County.
Address: 3880 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold, VA 24586
While the department has some younger volunteers on its roster, there are also eight members that have been volunteering for more than 40 years. During fiscal year 2021 (which began on July 1, 2020), the Rescue Squad has maintained a 91 response rate, while the Fire Department has responded to 100% of the calls that it was dispatched to.