Volunteering at Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is an opportunity to serve the community but it is also a place to challenge yourself as an Operational Member (EMT or Firefighter) or an Administrative Member (committees, fundraising, community outreach. etc.).
We are currently recruiting for both Operational (EMT/Firefighters) and Administrative Members. Our Administrative Members help us with our fundraising initiatives (Bingo and Hall Rentals) and assist with the daily operations of running the department.
Operational Members typically serve a minimum of 240 hours a year/20 hours a month by attending membership meetings, serving at community service events, assisting with our fundraising initiatives, in addition to their required training and riding time.
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Monday, December 19th | 7pm to 9pm
Burke Fire and Rescue Department Bingo Hall | 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke VA
Dear friends of Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue, we do so greatly appreciate your support and love bringing Santa to everyone this time of year. It seems, however, the grinch has gotten the better of us this year. We are fighting against Santa’s very busy schedule and will not be able to make it out to a lot of the areas we have missed this year. But because we know how fond Santa is of Burke and our big green sleigh, he asked us for one last chance to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This Monday evening we will be hosting Santa at our Bingo Hall with our engine. We will have hot chocolate and candy canes and of course Santa. If you bring your camera’s along we will snap shots of you with Santa on the engine. It will be from 7pm to 9pm and if you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. Merry Christmas!
Last chance to support BVFRD and make it count for your 2016 taxes! In case you didn’t receive our fall fund drive letter, we’ve uploaded a printable version of it here, or click on “Donate” to make a secure donation via PayPal. BVFRD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – every contribution is appreciated!
So we had a discussion with Santa today and are going to pool our collective energies to give another run a go tonight. It may be a bit chilly this evening but the winds have died down and the weekend weather isn’t set to move in just yet, hopefully! We will be trying for the areas highlighted on the map below!
For those of you out there that we haven’t been able to get to, we will try our best to get to you, but we have limited time and resources available coming into the final week before Christmas. Stay tuned to our FB page and website and we will update when we can!
Folks if you have been outside you can feel the temperatures dropping. Current predictions have the temperature’s below 20 this evening with 20-30mph winds. For the safety of our Santa who would be sitting on top of the engine for several hours and to ensure we minimize the number of people outside in this weather, we are going to have to cancel tonight’s run. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you posted regarding some possible alternate Santa activities!
It is with sad tidings that we must again postpone the run for tonight. We do apologize for the inconveniences from this year’s schedule. It seems that despite Santa’s magic, we have been plagued with that sneaky Mr. Grinch this year and his bag of mean tricks. Please stay tuned for updates as we have them. Again, any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays!!!
It seems as though Santa and our sleigh are a bit under the weather today so the Santa Run originally scheduled for this evening will have to be postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be back to our Santa’ing soon! Any questions, please let us know at email@example.com
It seems as though the Santa Tracker was SO successful we crashed the server last night. Our friends at McLean VFD have boosted output with a little help from some elves and we are hoping that tonight, Santa will be visible online again! Tonight we will be visiting the neighborhoods originally scheduled for December 5th. We will be off of Shiplet Blvd., Glenbard Court, and Covered Bridge Rd, as well as the streets along Burke Lake Rd between Burning Branch and Shipplet Blvd to the West.
Santa should be visible online startin around 5pm at Santa Tracker
Ho, ho, ho and a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our citizens of Burke! Tonight we will be running in the neighborhoods of “Bradfield,” “Red Fox Forest” and “Stone Haven.” Neighborhoods north of Braddock Rd. but south of Long Branch Stream Valley Park, east of Wakefield Chapel Rd. and west of Red Fox Dr. Also homes on Bradfield Dr. and King David Blvd (north of Braddock but south of Colt La) and streets directly connected to the two. Attached is the highlighted map of the areas we will be running through and the Santa Tracker will be live again tonight!
So the merry band of elves at apparatus have kindly fixed our sleigh for this evening. So, tonight we will be continuing our march with Santa Run 7 visiting the neighborhoods and streets surrounded by Burke Centre Pkwy to the east, Burke Lake Rd to the south, Belleair Rd. to the west and Winnepeg Dr. to the north. Also, those homes and streets on or connected to Wheaton Dr. Also the neighborhoods of “Edge Water,” “Avon Forest” and Kilarney.” Neighborhoods directly north and south of Burke Lake Rd. between Fairfax Co. Pkwy, and Kilkenny La., including Thode La. and Deckhand Dr.
Don’t forget to track our Santa at: Track Santa