Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Effective June 30, 2022, two long time members retired from service. Fire Chief John F. McCormick retired after serving 39 years and the last 8 years as Fire Chief.Captain Robert M. "Bob" Ho...
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Abingdon Fire responded to 604 calls for service during 2021. This compared to 576 calls in 2020 or an increase of 28 calls. In 2019, we had 599 calls and the most in one year was in 2018 when the Dep...
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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On December 11, Abingdon Fire Department held its annual Christmas Dinner at The Abingdon Moose Club Building. A combination of current members, former members, spouses and special guests attended. Af...
Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Gary Bailey received a plaque and a black helmet for passing his Firefighter 1 Certification. Receiving the black helmet signifies his completion of this class by our department, Congratulations Gary!
Call history
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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At 14:44, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a 2-vehicle accident at the 15.8 mile marker of Northbound Interstate 81. A pickup truck hit the rear of a tractor trailer and ended up in the median. The driver in the pickup had to be extricated.
Monday, August 6th, 2018
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At 14:42, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Porterfield Highway and Elementary Drive. Initial reports indicated the vehicle was on fire with occupants still inside. Upon arrival, there was no fire, but two occupants were in the vehicle.
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
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At 20:03, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident in the 500 Block of East Main Street. The vehicle was Eastbound and veered off the roadway, hitting a utility pole and breaking it off at the base.
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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At approximately 14:22, an Eastbound Norfolk & Southern Freight Train struck a passenger car at the Preston Street Crossing. There was one female occupant in the vehicle that was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center by Virginia State Police Med-Flight with serious injuries.
Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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At 12:25, Abingdon Fire and Meadowview Fire were alerted to a structure fire in the 25000 Block of Watauga Road. Upon arrival a barn was observed fully involved and pretty well on the ground. In addition to the barn, some adjacent structures suffered heat damage.
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Abingdon Fire was alerted at 06:58 to a single vehicle accident at the Exit 13 northbound off ramp. Upon arrival, a 28' rental truck was on its top. It had been pulling a car on a trailer and that became detached.
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Abingdon Fire was alerted at 19:35 to a possible 4 to 5 vehicle accident in the 500 block of East Main Street. Upon arrival, there were 3 vehicles involved. It appeared that the vehicle in the rear ran into the 2 front vehicles causing a heavy amount of fluids on the roadway.
Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Abingdon Fire was alerted to a 2 vehicle accident on Trigg Street at 14:58. A pickup truck with two occupants was traveling South on Trigg Street and hit a Town of Abingdon Public Works Brush Boom Truck traveling North.
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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At 16:56, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a 2 vehicle accident in the 14000 Block of Porterfield Highway. Per Va State Police, a vehicle going southbound hydroplaned due to wet roadways and crossed into the northbound lane and hit a vehicle in that lane.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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At 11:23, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to establish a landing zone for Virginia State Police Med Flight in relation to a tractor rollover accident in the 21000 Block of Worthing Way. The operator came down a steep bank while mowing and rolled the tractor over at the bottom of the hill.
Friday, May 4th, 2018
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At 07:07, Abingdon Fire was dispatched for automatic aid with Damascus Fire to Columbus McKinnon in Damascus. Upon arrival fire and heavy smoke was observed on the roof of the building. The fire originated in the heat treatment processing room.
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At 15:35, Abingdon Fire received a report of a vehicle accident on Vance's Mill Road. Chief 201, Rescue Engine 206 and Utility 210 responded. Upon arrival, a single vehicle had run off the roadway and down an embankment.
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At 11:21, Abingdon Fire responded to a single vehicle accident in the Southbound lane of Interstate 81 on the Exit 14 bridge. The accident occurred in the construction zone. The single occupant was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital by the Washington County Life Saving Crew.
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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At 14:28, Abingdon Fire responded to a 2 vehicle accident near the 18.3 mile marker on Interstate 81 in the Northbound lane. One vehicle spun around and hit the guardrail so hard that it broke off a section of the asphalt.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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At 12:54, Abingdon Fire was dispatched for automatic aid with Damascus Fire to a structure fire at the intersection on Vails Mills Road and Coronett Road. Upon arrival, the abandon house was fully involved.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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At 12:51, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Jonesboro Road just past the entrance to Foxfire Subdivision. Upon arrival the roadway was observed to be completely closed by the tractor-trailer.
Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Abingdon Fire responded to two separate vehicle accidents that both could have had devastating results. The first accident occurred at the intersection of Jeb Stuart Highway and Beech Circle. At 11:15, a vehicle t-boned another in the intersection sending two occupants to Johnston Memorial Hospital....
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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At 13:27, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Cavendish Drive. Upon arrival, a camper trailer was fully engulfed in flames. Chief 201, Chief 202, Engine 204, Tanker 207, Battalion 209 and Utility 210, responded along with a unit from the Washington County Life Saving ...
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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At 10:48, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a structure fire in the 15000 Block of Litton Road. Brumley Gap Fire was also alerted as the automatic aid response agency. Upon arrival of Abingdon Fire Command, it was determined that it was an outbuilding fully involved.
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At 23:35, Abingdon Fire was advised of an accident at Cummings and Main Streets. This accident involved two Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicles. Both vehicles were responding to a domestic call off of Route 700.

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