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Welcome to the Stanley Volunteer Fire Departments website. Since 1948 the department has strived to provide the best service possible to maintain our goal of Saving Life and Property. The all volunteer fire department provides 24 hour fire and EMS protection along with public education with our most valuable asset, the many dedicated volunteers who give large amounts of time and energy on every call. It gives me great pride to have served as Chief of this department for the past thirty-seven years.Terry A. Pettit, Chief.


The Stanley Fire Department would like to thank all of its EMS members for 

their hard work and dedication throughout the year. 

              Casey Burner    EMT                                                        Cassie Comer    - Medic                                                 Elissa Comer - EMT                                                           Shawn Gochenour - EMT                                                   Eric Higgs - Medic                                                         Keith Higgs - EMT- Enhanced                                     Whitney Higgs - Medic                                                       Dale Housden - EMT                                                     Duane Layman - EMT                                                   Adam Pettit   - EMT                                                          Terry Pettit - EMT                                                          Daniel Rhinehart - EMT                                                   Jimmy Rhinehart - EMT                                                     Jamie Rickard - Medic                                                    Kevin Tester  - EMT- Enhanced
                 Tracey Tester - EMT - Enhanced                                        Tyler Weaver - EMT     
Stanley Firefighters work to extinguish a barn fire at Stonewall Farms on Goodrich RD








Congratulations to Kellie Lloyd, Miss Stanley Fire Chief 2017 


State Burning Law takes effect Wednesday, February 15th


As wildfire season approaches, there is expected to be an increased threat in 2017 in some areas of Virginia due to a lingering lack of rain, minimal snowfall and growth in urban interface areas. More than 60 percent of Virginia’s annual average of 1,000 wildfires occur in the spring – with March and April historically being the most active months.

To help reduce the number of wildfires this time of year, the Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect February 15. The law prohibits open burning between the hours of midnight and 4 p.m. each day. Burning is permitted between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, but officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry caution people that, even though burning is allowed from 4 p.m. to midnight, they not burn if the weather conditions are such that a fire will likely escape. (Such conditions include low humidity, warm temperatures and winds over 10 miles per hour.) The law remains in effect each year until April 30.

“The 4 p.m. Burning Law is one of the most important tools we have in the prevention of wildfires in Virginia,” said John Miller, VDOF’s director of fire and emergency response. “The number one cause of wildfires in the Commonwealth is people burning yard debris and/or trash, and the 4 p.m. law goes a long way toward reducing the risk associated with wildfires each year.”

A violation of the 4 p.m. Burning Law is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal violation, however, those who allow a fire to escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage caused to others’ property.













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 Dispose of ashes from your woodstove properly. once completely cooled they can be safely be  disposed of in your garden.  Remember that ashes can stay hot for up to four days.


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Stanley Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 276
Stanley, VA 22851
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