Crozet Volunteer Fire Department

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The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1910 by farmers and other citizens who sought protection from fires. The first infrastructure installed was a siren on the Apple Cold Storage building. The first water supply was a gravity fed pipe from Mint Springs. The original fire house was built on Route 810 in 1930. A new building next door to the original was built in 1965. The VFD now operates from a station built on Route 240 in 1985[1].

In April 1948, the department installed streetlights as a way to improve nighttime driving conditions. [2]

In 2013, the CVFD protested a decision by the Albemarle Board of Supervisors to not allow professionals to work unpaid as volunteers.

CVFD is one of three remaining all-volunteer companies in Albemarle. [3]


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References

  1. Web. Proclamation recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Crozet Volunteer Fire Company., Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, retrieved October 1, 2010.
  2. Web. Crozet Firemen Erect Twelve Street Lights, Plan 30 More, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 8, 1948, retrieved January 8, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  3. Web. CVFD Exasperated Over County Volunteering Policy, Crozet Gazette, Crozet Gazette, retrieved May 6, 2012. Print. May 5, 2013 .

External links

Official site