The Montgomery County Department of Fire and EMS provides various types of emergency services to the County’s citizens and visitors. This includes provisions for emergency medical response, specialty rescue, emergency management, and hazardous material
responses for the Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg and rural Montgomery County.
The Fire-EMS Department has 25 EMS career staff support the valued and necessary 529 fire and EMS volunteers by answering calls during the weekday in areas where the volunteers need assistance.
The department also assists Montgomery County’s 10 fire departments and EMS agencies. Currently, 3 departments utilize a combination of career and volunteer personnel:
- Blacksburg Fire Department
- Christiansburg Fire Department
The remaining departments are entirely volunteer:
- Elliston Volunteer Fire Department
- Longshop McCoy Volunteer Fire Department
- Riner Volunteer Fire Department
- Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
- Longshop McCoy Volunteer Rescue Squad
- Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad
- Virginia Tech Rescue Squad
Montgomery County Fire-EMS is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential healthcare information, known as Protected Health Information (PHI). The Department will provide copies of patient’s records to the patient or their representative as allowed by law. Any person requesting a copy of records containing PHI will need to fill out our Authorization to Release Confidential Health Records Form and provide a government issued photo ID. If the requestor is not the patient, they will also need to provide proof of their relationship to the patient before records will be released. Records can be requested in person at the County Government Center or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF file).
Download Records Release form (PDF file).