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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!
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
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A project by the membership of the Abingdon Fire Department continues. A cargo trailer; donated by First Community Bank, is being equipped to respond to hazardous spills as time and funding permits. A...
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Gary Bailey gets his Firefighter 1
Friday, December 10th, 2021

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!

Gary Bailey gets his Firefighter 1
Gary Bailey receives his Black Helmet from Chief McCormick
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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 Department answered 635 calls for service.
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. After a delicious meal, awards were given to the current members.
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!
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
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A project by the membership of the Abingdon Fire Department continues. A cargo trailer; donated by First Community Bank, is being equipped to respond to hazardous spills as time and funding permits. A local trailer manufacturer; Utility Trailer, donated some aluminum flooring and lighting used in th...
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Chief McCormick and Deputy Chief Mullins attended the 2021 Virginia Chief Officer Academy the week of October 17 - 22, 2021, at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Abingdon Fire took Tower 203 and our American Flag to the Interstate 81 Exit 22 Bridge to honor the processional motorcade of US Army SSG Ryan Knauss, whose remains were being taken to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington.
Thursday, August 19th, 2021
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Abingdon Fire Department conducted training on water relays and flow from the Tower using different sizes of hose and nozzles. The training was conducted by Assistant Chief Estes. A good turnout was present for this training.
Saturday, July 24th, 2021
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With the haze in the air from the forest fires out West, members started at 0700 testing the 5" hose on Tower 203 and Engine 204.
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Unit 202 (Assistant Fire Chief's Vehicle) is being outfitted for duty. Camper top added and wheels were painted to match our other units. Stripping and town seal added to sides with chevron stripping on rear.
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Abingdon Pal's Restaurant changes their marquee sign daily and today they had "Thank A Firefighter." We appreciate them in our community.
Saturday, April 24th, 2021
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Utility 210 has been placed back in service after being involved in a traffic accident (not our member's fault and there were no injuries). Front end damage was repaired and unit went back in service on 04/23.
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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It was announced yesterday that Lieutenant Samantha Fields was selected as the Firefighter of the Year for 2020. Congratulations Samantha!
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Samantha Fields was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant today. Samantha has been with the department for over 11 years and becomes the first female line officer in the history of the Abingdon Fire Department.
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Fire Chief John McCormick announced today that Deputy Chief Tim Estes, Sr. will be promoted to Assistant Fire Chief and Lieutenant Ben Mullins will be promoted to Deputy Chief. This change for the Department will become effective 07/20.
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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We had our flat bed aluminum trailer stolen from the station. It was a single axle trailer that we used to transport UTV 212, to haul wet and dirty fire hose from a fire scene to the station for cleaning, and general hauling of supplies for the Station.
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Work continues on removal of the wrap on the donated trailer. Progress is slow, but is being made. The trailer was exposed to the outside elements and the wrap appears to be baked on. Work continues........
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Our third blood drive of the year will be at the Fire Station this Saturday. Marsh Regional Blood Bank will be conducting the Drive which will run from 0900-1500.
Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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The Abingdon Fire Department received a donated Cargo Trailer from First Community Bank. This bank had purchased a local bank Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon and that bank had a trailer they used for promotional events.The trailer was not needed by First Community and was donated to the Abingdon Fi...
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Marsh Regional Blood Bank brought a Bloodmobile to the Abingdon Fire Station on Saturday May 2nd to have a blood drive for the community. Over 30 units of blood were obtained. Plans are being worked out for an additional drive in the near future.
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The historic Martha Washington Inn provided a wonderful dinner for all Abingdon Firefighters that wanted to attend this evening. Those that attended were very complimentary of the food and service. We wish to thank the Martha Washington Inn for this nice meal.

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