BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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I would like to thank the Blackstone Fire Department for the surprise Thanksgiving Dinner I appreciate it and God Bless.
Virginia Department of Health...my name is Brian Emlet, Safety Manager for IES Communications. We have 2-3 Site Safety Coordinators position openings for our Microsoft and Facebook sites. The sites are in the Boydton and Richmond areas. The other position is at our Branch Office in South Hill. Please PM me if you are interested or have any questions.

IES is looking for individuals with 2-3 year EMT/EMT-P level experience...safety is not required, but, preferred.

I would ask if you could update your resume and provide your EMS certification.

Thank You,
Brian Emlet
IES Safety Manager

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Thank you all for your diligence and quick response to Wilburn's this evening! IGT'S Classic Grill would love to serve you all lunch on us tomorrow if you would be able to be present. If not, we still will be honored to serve you all a free lunch on us! We appreciate all you do! Let your server know..."Meg said so" they will be expecting it!
Daniel and I will be attending! Everyone come out! It’s going to be a great time and it’s supporting you!
Hello!

My name is Brandan and I work with Life Line Screening. We provide preventative health screenings for seniors to see if they are at risk for heart attack and stroke. We have an event coming up in the community soon, and I was wondering if you could possibly share the event to your page to help spread the word, and let the community members know we will be coming in the community? Every Like, Tag, or Share could save a life. Thank you.
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Hello!

My name is Brandan and I work with Life Line Screening. We provide preventative health screenings for seniors to see if they are at risk for heart attack and stroke. We have an event coming up in the community soon, and I was wondering if you could possibly share the event to your page to help spread the word, and let the community members know we will be coming in the community? Every Like, Tag, or Share could save a life. Thank you.
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Mineral Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend an invitation to attend our Fire Parade held on Friday May 3, 2019. We would love for you to attend. Please see official invitation below.
Robert Sawdy

Robert Sawdy As a brother, firefighter and Friend we will miss you ..He is one of the few HERO'S I know...SEMPER FI😥😥
Wanted to thank all the guys who came out today and took care of my emergency, I sure appreciate it!!
Blackstone fire dept Vehicle circa 1944-1951

Welcome to our page. This page is to help promote community involvement and communication.Thank you to everyone for your support! We are a local volunteer fire deparment located in Southside, Virginia.

We currently have approximately 50 active members.

Operating as usual

Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 04/18/2022

As warmer weather begins to approach us, get your chance at this Weber Genesis II! This grill comes with cast iron grate and beautiful cover. Our friends at North West Ace Hardware-Blackstone VA are also providing free propane with the purchase of a tank. With a value of over $750, this can be yours with just a $10 chance.

Click the link below for your chance. Drawing will be held Friday, May 6th.

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Photos from Atlantic Emergency Solutions's post 04/18/2022

We are beyond blessed and honored to have the support and commitment from the Town of Blackstone and Nottoway County!!! This Ladder Truck will provide essential services for the citizens of Blackstone and all of Nottoway County. As the development of our Town and County continue to boom, we must make changes both strategically and equipment-wise to ensure the safety of everyone!!

Photos from US National Weather Service Wakefield VA's post 04/18/2022

Rain is in the forecast for today and can be heavy at times!!

04/17/2022

Happy Easter!!

Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 04/14/2022

Yesterday our department partnered with Nottoway County Sheriff's Office, Nottoway County Rescue Squad, and HCA Aircare Eagle for a "mock" motor vehicle crash.Departments set up this event at the Nottoway school complex and students from the 11th and 12th grade attended. This event demonstrated the importance of safe driving and making the right decisions before getting behind the wheel! Prom is this coming weekend for Nottoway County High School and we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable time!

04/13/2022

We are fortunate to partner with Atlantic Emergency Solutions to co-sponsor our golf tournament coming up on May 7th. Message our page or call 434-292-3933 and press 5 for Captain Devin Foster to register your team!

Access Realty is sponsoring our beer cart and we have many other great sponsors! We have many great door prizes, raffles, and other giveaways!

04/10/2022

Reminder of the Jr car wash today being held at the fire station from 11am to 2 pm!

Photos from Blackstone Jr Volunteer Fire Department's post 04/09/2022

Our Jr fire dept is accepting applications to join!!!! Please reach out to any current Jr member for an application. Age requirements are 14-17 years old and must live in the Blackstone area.

04/07/2022

Be weather aware for tomorrow afternoon!!

04/04/2022

Is your vehicle in need of Spring cleaning??? Our Jr fire dept will be having a car wash at the fire station this coming Sunday (April 10th)!! Please enter from the rear of the building and a member will come right out to assist you!

03/31/2022

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Henrico Police Dept and their families!

Timeline photos 03/31/2022

Be weather alert today! There is a chance for severe storms today and powerful winds!

A windy and warm day ahead. Showers will develop this morning with embedded thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. Some storms may approach severe limits.

03/30/2022

Small Business Success

We are proud to have Mr. Bassfield as a part of our organization. He has volunteered his services to be our department photographer. Carl was a member of our organization previously and it is great to see him on scenes once again! Thank you Carl and congratulations on your business!

03/29/2022

Thank you for those who have served and who currently serve!

Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 03/27/2022

Just after 1:30 yesterday afternoon, units responded to the 2400 block of Old Richmond Rd for the report of a brush fire. Units arrived in scene and reported a 15' X 15' brush fire that was slow moving fortunately! Law enforcement and citizens assisted in the extinguishment of the fire😁
Weather conditions today are not going to be much better as far as fire danger goes. Please use caution when discarding any object that could potentially start a fire!

Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 03/27/2022

Just before 6 p.m. this evening, fire units were dispatched to the reports of smoke inside a structure in the 100 block of South Main Street. First arriving units found nothing visible from the outside, but were quickly met with heavy smoke conditions inside. Through the back door, our first fire attack crew found located a pocket of fire in a stock room and quickly had water on the fire.
Crews remained on scene for for over an hour and a half to ensure there was no extension and that all smoke was removed from the structure.

Thank you to Department Photographer Carl Bassfield with In-depth Productions for the photos.

03/25/2022
03/25/2022

You still have time! $50 gas card. Drawing will be done live at 6 p.m. tonight! Follow the link to get your chance for only $1!

$50 GAS CARD RAFFLE

Enter for your chance to win now for only $1! Drawing will be Friday, March 25th at 6 p.m. Follow the link below!

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03/24/2022

$50 GAS CARD RAFFLE

Enter for your chance to win now for only $1! Drawing will be Friday, March 25th at 6 p.m. Follow the link below!

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03/22/2022
Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 03/22/2022

Get your chance today! Drawing at 4:30 p.m. this evening! Follow the link to pay online for your chance to win this Primo Water Dispenser, over a $170 value. Great for your home or office space!

Photos from Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's post 03/21/2022

Photos from Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's post

Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 03/21/2022

*RAFFLE ALERT*
As promised we are back this week with a second Primo Water Dispenser raffle. Drawing will be held live on Tuesday, March 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Over a $170 dollar value! Remember, all entries are only $1! Follow the link below to get yours!

This Friday, March, 25th, we will be raffling a $50 gas card. Be on the look out for information on that later this week. As always, we thank you for your support

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03/20/2022

Happy first day of Spring!!!! We hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and the weather!!! Here are a few fire safety tips to keep in mind as the first day of Spring has come!

03/18/2022
Photos from BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT's post 03/18/2022

Available now!

Follow the link below to buy your chance at winning this Primo Water Dispenser. At over a $160 value, we are selling chances for $1 until 6 p.m. where the winner will be announced live. Follow the link below!

Disclaimer: Water jug not included. Does require electricity to operate.

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03/17/2022

THE BLACKSTONE OPEN is back! Saturday, May 7th at Nottoway River Country Club. Registration is $300 for a four-man team. Mulligans will be available for purchase for $10, Access Realty is sponsoring our beer cart, and private carts are always welcome!

Share our flyer or contact our fundraising officer Devin Foster to register you and your team today!

03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

03/15/2022

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Huge news for Blackstone Vol. Fire Department and the citizens of Nottoway County! Thank you Rep Spanberger!

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03/15/2022

Welcome us in congratulating Firefighter and now EMT-B Dante Braun on passing his EMT Basic test on his first attempt!

Dante has been with us since April of 2021. In this short time, Dante has worked extremely hard and dedicated hundreds of hours to training. Congratulations Dante!

03/15/2022

Years of service!

Last night at our monthly business meeting, the following members were recognized for their commitment to our organization and community:

Firefighter Carl Schwabenton - 9 years
Firefighter Kenny Davis - 10 years
Sergeant Joe McMillian - 10 years
Captain Cody Lewis - 13 years
Firefighter/Paramedic Corey Murphy - 14 years

Congratulations to each of these men for their accomplishments and dedicated service to their community!

03/14/2022

Happy International Pi Day

03/12/2022

This weekend is daylight savings time!!! It is a great practice to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you adjust the time on your clocks!! Make sure that all smoke detectors are operational and have an escape plan in place!!

03/11/2022

Congratulations to our own Assistant Chief Ben Haug on his promotion to Assistant Chief at Fort Pickett Fire and Rescue. Ben's first shift as Assistant Chief was earlier this month. Congratulations Ben!

03/11/2022

Today is National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day. We would like to recognize our own, Sgt. Joseph McMillian Sr. for his service to our community. Thank you, Joe!

Our History

The Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department officially organized in 1903 with W. I. Jones as Fire Chief. Prior to this, a Town Council Fire Committee supervised firefighting activities conducted by volunteers that arrived on scene. Since inception, the services provided to the community and other membership responsibilities have immensely increased. Our department serves the eastern portion of Nottoway County to include the Town of Blackstone. A population of 6100 citizens resides within our first due fire district of 140 square miles. In addition to fire suppression, we provide advanced life support (ALS) first response, vehicle rescue, hazardous materials operations level, and various technical rescue activities. Over the past five years our organization has averaged annually 224 fire responses and 527 first responder responses. We are 52 members strong with additional Junior and Auxiliary members to support our functions.

The First Responder program began in 1994 as a Basic Life Support agency where members would respond directly to the scenes of medical emergencies in their personal vehicles. Theses founding members realized the need or rapid medical attention within the rural community and started this endeavor not knowing the significance of their contribution. Since the beginning of this program, the call volume and capabilities continue to grow. From our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) historically working out of personal jump bags from their vehicles, we now operate a fully stocked ALS suburban and answer calls in support of Nottoway County Emergency Squad. The First Responder program is composed of more than 20 EMT’s and 4 ALS providers whom perform these duties in addition to those required of firefighters.

The Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department provides outstanding service to our community through private donations, budgetary allotment from both the Town of Blackstone and Nottoway County, revenue recovery, and constant fundraising. Even with local financial assistance we could not sustain progressive advancement or quality service without the assistance of grants. Throughout the past several years our organization has been grateful to accept grants from various organizations to include the Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Virginia Office of EMS, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These grants have enabled us to provide better service to our community with modernized equipment such as forestry firefighting gear, upgraded high pressure Scott AIR-PAK NXG7 SCBA and compressor system, 12-Lead Monitor/Defibrillator, 2009 Pierce Urban Pumper, and a 2016 Pierce Tanker.

Through training, the use of the above-mentioned equipment, and the assistance of our neighboring departments, Blackstone volunteers have responded to major incidents spanning many years. Memorable fires include Winn Brothers Furniture in 1965 and the Blackstone High School fire on October 8, 1972. Billy’s Food Barn was fully involved on May 10, 1986. Jonesboro Church suffered loss on February 29, 1992. On December 27, 1998, Do-It-Best-Lumber was lost to fire near where the current fire station now stands. On December 12, 2002, the Sears Appliance Store burned. Shortly after the adoption of our new station and the acquisition of Blackstone’s first ladder truck, Mitchell’s Restaurant burned on March 11, 2004. In 2008, the Ft. Pickett Bowling Alley was lost to fire on March 10th. More recently, the Blackstone icon, Armbruster’s Restaurant, was burned on August 19, 2010 and Rocky Hill United Methodist Church in 2013. In 2016, one of the largest structures in Blackstone, Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center, boiler room caught fire and sustained significant damage. Over the years, our community has experienced great loss resulting from fire and yet the volunteers of Blackstone Fire Department have prevented far greater loss to life and property. We as a department are proud to serve this community and are honored by your continued support.

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318 Church St
Blackstone, VA
23824

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Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show
170 Livestock Rd
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The Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show normally happens the last Saturday in April with 4-H and FFA members from around the region showing livestock at the Blackstone Livestock Market. The show features - beef, sheep, goat, and swine.

Son Of a Buck Show Son Of a Buck Show
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Life Changing Community Center (LCCDC) Life Changing Community Center (LCCDC)
410 S Harris St
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LCCDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our goal is to provide various services that will help meet the needs in your community.

Crenshaw United Methodist Church Crenshaw United Methodist Church
200 Church St
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TSE, Inc. TSE, Inc.
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Transition Solutions Enterprises assist veterans and other citizens with their transition from incarceration back into the community.

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The Life Changing Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) was founded by Yvonne Wilson and incorporated as a nonprofit on March 27, 2001.

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Operated by the "Friends of the Blackstone Armory" , we support the restoration and reuse of the "Harris Memorial Armory" as a town community center.