Shenandoah Valley Fire has been around since the Summer of 2004. It started as a way to inform the public about the fire and rescue departments in the area with a list of Apparatus Rosters and Apparatus Photographs. At the time most of the fire departments did not have websites of their own. At that time we only covered Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and the City of Winchester.
In 2007, Kristopher moved Shenandoah Valley Fire to Buena Vista, Virginia and held up to the Companies name by covering every county in the Shenandoah Valley (Frederick, Clarke, Winchester, Shenandoah, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke, Roanoke City and Craig)
In Summer of 2010, Shenandoah Valley Fire expanded the coverage area to cover the Shenandoah Valley, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the West Virginia Potomac Highlands.
In February 2011, Shenandoah Valley Fire started displaying fire and rescue incidents from our coverage area after a 1000 plus acre burned in the Shenandoah National Park. Our followers, mostly from that area concerned about the fire and its path, followed Shenandoah Valley Fire to keep up to date about the fire. We went from about 60 followers to over 400 in a 48 hour period. We now have over 13,000 followers and counting.
In Summer of 2012, Shenandoah Valley Fire started working with different Benefits for Children and Families. Shenandoah Valley Fire held a Christmas Drive to gather toys for the less fortunate which turned into a successful event. This event will be an annual event and we will work with local businesses each year.
We currently Cover Fire and Rescue Incidents in Berkeley County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Grant County, Hampshire County, Hardy County, Jefferson County, Mineral County, Morgan County, Page County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Warren County and City of Winchester City. Shenandoah Valley Fire now operates out of Winchester, Virginia.
Shenandoah Valley Fire is a 100% free service with more than 100 hours dedicated to its operation each week, by nine people. Currently funded with private personal funds and occasional public donations.