Scruggs Chicken BBQThe Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department, Rescue Squad & FST Dive Team's 14th Annual Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday June 23rd, 2018 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Scruggs Station 2130 Bluewater Dr, Moneta, VA (corner Scruggs Rd & Bluewater Dr). Music will be provided by the Wound Tight Band, an award winning Blue Grass band.
Burn LawThe Virginia Department of Forestry burn laws are in effect from February 15, 2018 through April 30, 2018. Know the forest laws and local ordinances before burning. Copy and paste the following web site, http://www.dof.virginia.gov/laws/outdoor-fire-laws.htm, into your browser to find additional details on the outdoor fire laws from the Virginia Department of Forestry's website.
Burn LawStarting on February 15, 2018 through April 30, 2018 the Virginia Department of Forestry burn laws go into effect. Know the forest laws and local ordinances before burning. Copy and paste the following web site, http://www.dof.virginia.gov/laws/outdoor-fire-laws.htm, into your browser to find additional details on the outdoor fire laws from the Virginia Department of Forestry's website.
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday 10/28/2017 from 10am-2pm, addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. WHERE: Franklin County Sheriff's Office National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 13245 Booker T. Washington Hwy Moneta, VA 24121 https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Free Seasonal Flu VaccineThe West Piedmont Health District (WPHD) will offer free
seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru clinic on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Scruggs Fire Department & Rescue Squad (2130 Bluewater Drive, Moneta, VA 24121).
Only 250 doses of injectable vaccine will be available and will only be offered to adults 18 years and older on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to wear clothing that is loose around the arm so that a public health nurse can give you the flu shot in your upper arm, while you enjoy the comfort and convenience of your vehicle. Please do not have pets in the vehicle (controlled service animals are allowed).
For more information, please call the West Piedmont Health District at 276-638-2311 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov.
Scruggs Chicken BBQScruggs Fire, Rescue & Dive Annual Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Scruggs Station 2130 Bluewater Dr, Moneta, VA
Music by The Cimmaron Band (Country/Country Rock)
Open House EventScruggs Fire, Rescue & FST (Dive) will host an OPEN HOUSE event at the station on the corner of Scruggs Rd and Bluewater Drive Saturday April 22, 2017 from Noon-4:00PM. Stop in for a tour of YOUR station and all apparatus at our disposal for your protection and medical assistance, listen to the Wound Tight band
Burn LawFebruary 15, 2017 thru April 30, 2017
Know the forest laws and local ordinances before burning. Click http://dof.virginia.gov/fire/index.htm to find additional details on the outdoor fire laws from the Virgina Department of Forestry's website.
December 6, 2016
County wide Burn Ban Update
As a result of the significant rainfall received throughout the county, the Fire Marshal’s office will lift the ban on all open air outdoor burning at 4:00pm on December 6, 2016.
Forestwide Ban - Order # 04-08-17A fire ban is in effect for the entire George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The following are prohibited:
Building, maintaining or using a fire outside of developed recreation sites, such as campgrounds and day use areas.
Smoking except within enclosed vehicles or buildings, in developed recreation areas, or in areas cleared of all flammable material at least 3 feet in diameter.
Open fires at any dispersed area or shelter along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
Campstoves that use liquid or gas fuels are permitted. Fire ban will remain in effect from November 15, 2016 until February 1, 2017.
Free Flu ShotFree Flu Shot at Scruggs Fire & Rescue Station on 10/24/2016 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Fall Wildfire Season
October 15 - November 30
Conditions are ideal for wildfires at this time of year.
The Virginia Department of Forestry and Smokey Bear thank you for being safe with fire.
See Virginia Dept of Forestry web site for additional information
Outdoor Burn BanThe fire marshal has placed a ban on all outdoor burning in Franklin county until midnight Saturday 3/26/2016 due to the dry conditions
Know the forest laws and local ordinances before burning. Click here
to find additional details on the outdoor fire laws from the Virgina Department of Forestry's website.