In the late summer of 1947, a huge fire broke out in the small town of Ruckersville, Virginia. The only two commercial businesses that were in Ruckersville at the time, were Lindsey's Garage and CC Jenning's Gulf Station. When you have a large fire, especially in a small town, it will naturally draw a lot of attention. It wasn't until after this fire that members of the community decided that there was a need for a local fire department. In the months following 1948, the Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Company (RVFC) was formed. The first Chief Officers in 1948 were Chief N.S. Lindsey and Assistant Chief Otis Haney.
We have come a long way since 1948, technology has advanced, firefighting knowledge has expanded, calls for service have skyrocketed, and operational costs have increased dramatically. However, one thing hasn't changed, and that is we are still 100% volunteer and we are still 100% committed to the citizens of Ruckersville, and Greene County.