416 Jarratt Avenue
P.O. Box 562
Jarratt, Virginia 23867
Phone: (434) 535-8920
Fax: (434) 535-8193
Kyle Wells, Chief
Chad Phelps, Deputy Chief
Stephen Rowland, Assistant Chief
Carter Rowland, Captain
Brandon Rawlings, Lieutenant
Tyler Moseley, Lieutenant
The Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1944 by the Jarratt Ruritans and over the years it has become one of the strongest organizations in the area. The department originally consisted of a 25 man roster who were on call 24 hours a day. To better serve the community the department expanded our services in 1998 to include first responder status and expanded the roster to include EMS personnel. With this change and an increase in calls our roster ranges from 25-45 members.
The department provides fire fighting personnel, trained in fire attack and suppression, EMS personnel trained in CPR, emergency medical technicians and advance life support cardiac technicians. We are trained in rescue (vehicle extrication, confined space recovery, etc.).
The department provides public education in fire prevention to children in area schools. We try to attend all community functions and participate in whatever events that are taking place within the community. We established a cadet program to allow young people in the community to get training and become fire and EMS providers of the future.
We respond to approximately 400 calls per year ranging from fire, EMS, agriculture, vehicle extrication and life saving. The department currently works under fire and rescue certifications with members trained in one or both areas.
The fire station was constructed in 1989 by the members of the department. The building consists of a bay area with three lanes, meeting room, kitchen with dining area, lounge area, equipment room and office. We currently have two detached garages for storage and preparing for for fundraisers.