And yes I know that #5 is at 12th and Loudoun Ave. not 12th and Moorman. My bad.
I hope you guys liked it who were able to watch it.
Battalion Chief Bobbie Slayton remembered Fire-EMS Station No. 3 as one of the busiest of all the Roanoke stations.
"It was central in locations," said Slayton, who had worked on and off at the station since 1965. "Some of the finest firefighters Roanoke had to offer have come through these doors, and the same ones have gone out."
More than 150 firefighters gathered Sunday afternoon to share memories, laughs and celebrate the closing of the 98-year-old station on Sixth Street Southwest.
Roanoke Fire-EMS Lt. Rhett Fleitz said the Roanoke Fire Fighters Association just wanted to bring together former members of the station one last time.
"You never know what the city council is going to do; they could come and bulldoze it for all we know," he said. "This has been a second home for so many guys in the department, and we just wanted them to come in and enjoy the tradition one last time." Read More
I have to say that I really had a great time down at Fire Station 3 the other day. The food was great and the stories were better. Especially seeing Roadie Kelley slide down the pole, mind you he is around 70 years old. Special thanks to Chad Riddleberger, Nathan Foutz, and JJ Price for getting the event put together. Unfortunately, Chad was unable to attend due to an illness which put him in the hospital. I wish you a speedy recovery.
On another note:
The verdict is in. Ladder 1 will be moved to Fire Station 1. This isn't a shock. The disturbing thing about the whole Station 1 mess is that they couldn't come out and make a definite decision when they decided to continue with building the new station. Instead, firefighters have had to wait for a decision, one that finally came a mere week or two before the new station opens.
On Monday, April 6th, members of the Roanoke Fire-EMS Tech Rescue team along with 5 members of the Roanoke County fire-Rescue Department participated in a training exercise on the use of compasses and GPS units. Read More
2007 MDA GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Hanging Rock Golf Course
Tournament begins at 08:30 am. - Shotgun Start
Be at the golf course by 8:00/4 man teams- Captains Choice
Entry Fee: $320.00 per four man team and includes:
Greens fees, Cart fees, Lunch, Beverages, and Snacks
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place teams
Prizes for ( Men and Women’s ) Longest Drive & Closest to the pin
Hole in One Prize/ 25,000 CASH, 7 Day Cruise, Golf Clubs 2-PW,
and $500 Golf Shop Credit
Red Tees / 5 for $20.00 per team
Mulligans / 5 for $20.00 per team
Grand Prizes / Door Prizes
50/50 raffle / Betting Hole
For more information contact:
Tina O’Brien (540) 467-6563 (
Charles Adkins (540)-309-4566 (
Make Checks Payable to RFFA
Mail checks to:
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