Battalion Chief J.J. Cornett retired March 1, 2019 with 32 years of service. Congratulations, Chief Cornett, and thank you for your years of service to our City!

Congratulations to the following Fire Department members who recently received promotions:

Donald Stacey Farley, Battalion Chief

Robert Anderson, Captain

Gary Russell, Captain

Bradley McQueen, Lieutenant

Tyler Wright, Lieutenant

Josh Adkins, Sergeant

Derek Testerman, Sergeant

Welcome new firefighters Greg Osborne, Logan Franklin, Kelly Morton, and Kiefer McBurney!

Bristol Virginia Fire Department Transporting Patients as of August 13, 2018.

Station 1 is home to the Department's new ambulance, a 2009 Horton International Dura Star Type I Medium Duty ALS ambulance. Our Department is proud to provide this additional level of service and improved response times to the citizens of Bristol, Virginia. 

Promotional Ceremony

On Thursday, November 16th, 2017, the City of Bristol, Virginia Fire Department was proud to hold a promotion ceremony to honor several members of the Fire Department as well as to recognize the retirement of Battalion Chief Daryl Loudy. Sergeant Chase Carrier was also recognized for his service to the Department. Friends and family of Fire Department members were welcomed to attend the ceremony and a reception afterward. Speakers at the ceremony included Battalion Chief Brian Witcher, Fire Chief Mike Armstrong, and City Manager Randy Eads. Sergeant Chase Carrier delivered welcoming and closing invocations. The following members of the Fire Department received promotions: 

Battalion Chief Mike Wise

Captain Jay Gouge 

Lieutenant Robert Anderson

Lieutenant Brandon Moore

Lieutenant Gary Russell

Sergeant Josh Wilkinson

Sergeant Bradley McQueen

Sergeant Tyler Wright

Sergeant Todd Gentry

Sergeant Jack (Aaron) Musgrove

Below is a slideshow of the ceremony


  • Bristol Virginia Fire Department would like to welcome Firefighters Greg Osborne, Logan Franklin, Kelly Morton, and Kiefer McBurney to our department!
  • Congratulations to Stacey Farley, Robert Anderson, Gary Russell, Bradley McQueen, Tyler Wright, Josh Adkins, and Derek Testerman on their recent promotions. Well done, gentlemen!