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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:

Fire Departments

  • Blacksburg Fire Department
  • Christiansburg Fire Department

Rescue Squad

  • Christiansburg Rescue

The remaining departments are entirely volunteer:

Fire Departments

  • Elliston Volunteer Fire Department
  • Longshop McCoy Volunteer Fire Department
  • Riner Volunteer Fire Department

Rescue Squads

  • Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Longshop McCoy Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Virginia Tech Rescue Squad

Privacy Practices

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 records@mcfems.org.

Download the Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF file).

Download Records Release form (PDF file).

Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 2E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 394-2146
Fax: (540) 382-6943
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.