More than just a local fire department, the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company thinks of itself as a family with a responsibility to serve their neighbors and keep their community safe.
Early in the 1940s, when a rural Mine Run home’s washhouse caught fire, the nearest fire company in the Town of Orange was called immediately. After traveling 20 miles, the department arrived, but the building had already burned down and the fire had spread to neighboring buildings. This incident caused the residents of Mine Run to decide to start their own fire company.
The original volunteers constructed their first pumper by bolting a donated oil tank to a truck’s chassis and attaching a pump to the truck’s front that pumped out 300 gallons per minute.
Today, the department possesses state-of-the-art apparatuses: two pumper trucks, a tanker, a brush truck, and a command and support unit. Our highly trained volunteer firefighters are responsible for responding anywhere in Orange County’s 101 square miles when aid is required.
Responding from the station on Old Plank Road and a shared facility on Route 20, the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company answers to over 450 medical emergencies, car accidents, structure fires, and brush fire calls.
On October 3, 2021, the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company celebrated its 75th anniversary of operating, serving and protecting the community since 1946.
Are You Ready for Your Next Challenge?
We are excited to have you interested in being a part of our team! Please use the inquiry form below and a member of our team will respond to you typically within 2-3 business days or sooner.
One County. One Community. One Mission.
Become a Firefighter
Your Next Challenge Awaits Located in Locust Grove, VA, the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company provides fire protection and emergency response services and prevents the loss of life and property
Benefits of Volunteering
Your Next Challenge Awaits When you join the Mine Run VFD, you are joining a team where training, excitement, and a family environment are within your reach. Being a volunteer
Junior Firefighter Program
Become a Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company Fire Rescue Explorer Cadet! Our Fire Cadet Program allows young people from our community to learn about the many aspects of the fire-rescue