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
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

At 07:35, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 2-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 81 south of Exit 22. A vehicle traveling northbound crossed the median and struck a vehicle in the southbound lane. The sole occupant in the vehicle that crossed the median was dead on the scene. The driver of the vehicle in the southbound lane, also a single occupant vehicle, was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center by MedFlight. Several units of the VA State Police investigated the accident. Engine 201, Brush 208, Utility 207, and Command 210 responded along with units from the Washington County Life Saving Crew, Abingdon Ambulance Service, and a unit from Bristol Life Saving Crew; who was in the Abingdon area.

Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
Vehicle that crossed the Interstate median
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
Removal of occupant from vehicle
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
MedFlight taking off with patient to Bristol Regional Med Center
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
Rescue personnel use extrication tools to remove occupant
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
Driver had to be extricated from this vehicle
Two-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 81 at Exit 22
MedFlight landing in the southbound lane at the accident site
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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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At 19:13, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 300 Block of Cummings Street in front of Krogers involving a motorcycle and a SUV. The rider of the motorcycle was treated by the Washington County Life Saving Crew.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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At 17:10, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a report of a vehicle overturned, with occupants still inside, and the vehicle on fire. Upon arrival, all occupants were out of the truck and it had not been on fire.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
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At 16:22, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 3 vehicle accident at the intersection of Russell Road and Old Russell Road. All three vehicles sustained heavy front end damage. One of the vehicles left Russell Road and ran down the bank onto Old Russell Road.
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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At 22:30, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Interstate 81 at the 13.6 mile marker in the south bound lane. The vehicle was being towed by a rental box truck using a car dolly. Traffic was blocked for several minutes while the fire was extinguished.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
At 00:46, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a single vehicle accident that hit a tree head on. Occupants of the vehicle left the scene after the accident and were apprehended by Abingdon Police. The older model Ford sedan was totaled.
Friday, May 14th, 2010
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At 22:01, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident in the 23000 Block of Waldon Road. There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained extensive damage. Engine 201, Brush 208, Support 207, Command 209, and Command 210 responded, along with the Washington County Life Saving Crew and th...
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At 00:54, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident on Interstate 81 at the 19.2 mile marker. It was a single vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer that ran off the southbound lane into the median and turned up on its side.
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
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At 18:47, Engine 201 pulled up on a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Holston Street and West Main. They were returning from another call. The second vehicle was leaking brake fluid on the roadway and fire personnal applied oil dry.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
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At 19:38, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of E. Main Street and the Southbound On Ramp of Exit 19 Interstate 81. One occupant was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital by units from the Washington County Life Saving Crew.
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At 3:36, Abingdon Fire responded to a single vehicle accident in the 16000 block of Jeb Stuart Highway. The driver was injured and transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital by units from the Washington County Life Saving Crew.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
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At 22:05, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a overturned tractor-trailer on Jonesboro Road under the Exit 14 bridge. The truck ended up on its side and was leaking engine fluids. The truck was hauling steel.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
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At 18:48, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. The motorcycle caught on fire and was extinguished using portable fire extinguishers before the Fire Department arrived.
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At 11:17, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 2 vehicle MVA with injuries. Vehicle damage was light and one person was transported to the hospital. Washington County Life Saving Crew and VSP also responded.
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At 08:01, Abingdon Fire Units were dispatched at a 3 vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Cummings Street. There was light damage on two of the vehicles, but the third vehicle did sustain heavy front end damage, resulting in fluids and car parts in the roadway.
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At 17:10, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 3-vehicle accident at the above location. Two of the vehicles hit so hard they stuck together when the wrecker started to separate them. There was no injuries.
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At 07:35, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 2-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 81 south of Exit 22. A vehicle traveling northbound crossed the median and struck a vehicle in the southbound lane.
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At 1641, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to assist Meadowview Fire on a brush/grass fire at the 29000 block of Lanier Drive.The fire was difficult to knock down due to the stiff winds. Brush 208, Tanker 202, Utility 207, Command 209, and Command 210 responded along with units of the Washington County S...
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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At 1846, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a tractor-trailer fire at the Truck Rest Area on Interstate 81. Upon arrival, the fire was contained to the rear wheel and had been extinguished using portable fire extinguishers.
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At 1931, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the above intersection. Two pickup trucks ran together and both hit the guardrail. Five to six occupants were transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
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At 09:47, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to assist Brumley Gap Fire Department on a call of an overturned truck at the Holston River Bridge. Department members assisted in the cleanup of the fluid on the roadway.

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