EASTVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, INC.
Local volunteer fire company on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Our mission is to preserve life and property from destruction by fire or other emergencies.
The Eastville Volunteer Fire Company was originally incorporated in 1931 as the Eastville town council motioned to purchase a chemical fire engine known as 'Double 35'. For the next several years, the all-volunteer company purchased additional apparatus and constructed a new fire station in 1940. Pictured below is the station and a new 1941 Ford pumper. Bake sales, carnivals, and sale of potatoes provided a majority of the funds to construct the station and purchase new equipment.
Today, the Eastville Volunteer Fire Company has grown into an efficient company providing modern and effective firefighting and emergency services to its community. Events and fundraisers include Saturday Bingo, Cherrystone Campground Bingo, running a thrift store, Cherrystone Campground Haunted House, and an annual Oyster Roast
EASTVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. OFFICERS / BOARD MEMBERS
Deputy Chief / Secretary
EVFC SATURDAY BINGO
EVFC Bingo Hall
17202 Courthouse Rd.
Eastville, VA 23347
A very important part of the Eastville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.’s success can be attributed to our bingo hall. We have many patrons who join us every Saturday night. We greatly appreciate all of the people who come to bingo and help support our fire company.
· Directions from the North: Turn right on Courthouse Road and the bingo hall will be about 2 miles on the right.
· Directions from the South: Turn left on Courthouse Road and the bingo hall will be about 3/4 of a mile on the left.
· The Eastville Volunteer Fire Company holds Bingo every Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and games begin at 7:30 p.m.
· There are 20 games played. All regular games pay a minimum of $50.00. Multiple winners split the amount of all games.
· Additionally, instant bingo cards are sold throughout the evening.
· Sodas, water and hot dogs are available for sale.
CHERRYSTONE CAMPGROUND BINGO AND HAUNTED HOUSE
Cherrystone Campground Bingo takes place from May to August at Cherrystone Campground in Cheriton, VA.
STATION 17 THRIFT STORE
Eastville Volunteer Fire Company manages a thrift store as an additional fundraiser. The store is open most Saturday mornings from April to September. We carry a large variety of items from household items to clothing and furniture. We also accept donations of items from the community on Saturday. Remember all donations are tax-deductible and we will gladly provide a receipt for your convenience.
ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST
Our annual oyster roast was a success this year! It took place on 23 March 2018 with record attendance. Ticket holders were offered all-you-can-eat steamed and on the half shell oysters, steamed clams, pulled pork, clam chowder and beverages. Beer and wine was also available. A silent auction was conducted and music by DJ Parnell kept the night alive!
GAME DAY WINGS
Every Sunday in January and Superbowl, order your wings made to order and pick them up at the bingo hall from 1 to 4pm. Call or Text 757-524-1677 to place your order.
JOIN STATION 17
The Eastville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. is always seeking new members for recruitment. Any persons age 18 or older of good moral character may apply as a firefighter. Others wishing to assist our organization, but not interested in fighting fires or responding to emergency situations may also apply for membership. Such members can assist in various fundraising activities, cleaning of apparatus, maintenance of the fire station, and bingo hall, and in the general organization and administration of the company.
You may access the application at the link below and return it completed in person or via email at email@example.com. All applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted for approval by the general membership at their specified regular meeting.
BECOME A JUNIOR FIREFIGTHER
Any persons between the ages of 14 and 18 and of good moral character may apply to become a junior member of the company. All applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted for approval by the general membership at their specified regular meeting. Please contact Chief Glen Richardson at (757) 907-1728, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook @eastvillevolunteerfireco. Please find an application at the link below. You may complete it and return it via email or in person.
"When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work."