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The Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1948.  The Department provides fire protection and first response emergency medical services to the Town of Grottoes and the counties of Rockingham and Augusta.  Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department responds to over 700 fire and emergency medical incidents per year. The department proudly operates as an Advanced Life Support First Response agency.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a valued life member of our department, David Kirby. David served our department over 60 years, during this time he served as Chief, President, board member and various other roles. David was influential in helping bring the original fire engine “The Hahn” back to Grottoes and was the original Chairman of the restoration efforts. He was recognized by the department as a recipient of the Howard “Pap” Dean award, which is our departments highest honor in which the recipient had to serve as life member and be both active in firefighting and an active member in fundraising.
David’s contribution to our community and our department will be missed greatly. Please join us in honoring him with your memories and your continued prayers for his family during this time.
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a valued life member of our department, David Kirby. David served our department over 60 years, during this time he served as Chief, President, board member and various other roles. David was influential in helping bring the original fire engine “The Hahn” back to Grottoes and was the original Chairman of the restoration efforts. He was recognized by the department as a recipient of the Howard “Pap” Dean award, which is our departments highest honor in which the recipient had to serve as life member and be both active in firefighting and an active member in fundraising. 
David’s contribution to our community and our department will be missed greatly. Please join us in honoring him with your memories and your continued prayers for his family during this time.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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David knew so much about the history of our department, and always had cool stories about the old station and the years past. I will always remember the sound of his voice, he had a very unique voice, he was a very unique kind of guy. I’m proud to have called him a friend. His family are in our prayers.

My sincere condolences to his family. Such a huge loss for our community 

I had not seen David for a couple of years and I go to the Grottoes Fire Department's Anniversary celebration. I met David in the parking lot and he said I don't remember your name , but I remember your face. He looked at me and said " Welcome home, welcome home." Never forget where you came from. The friendship, the training and the love and trust of your Brother and Sister in the fire service is like no other. I know that David was met at the gate of Heaven with Jesus saying "Welcome Home, Welcome Home.

Beautiful words from our GVFD family that will give us comfort in this very sad time. Our deepest appreciation for the professional medical care, love and support you provided during and since David's passing. God bless you all.

So sorry to hear this. Prayers to his family and his GVFD family. Sending our condolences.

RIP David you sure will be missed. I worked with David for many years at the JMU bookstore. Will miss his smiling face and talking with him. Prayers 🙏🏻 for the family

So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Praying for all his family and friends

A good man. He will be greatly missed in the Grottoes community. Thank you David for you giving and caring heart. Prayers for the family. 💕

I am so very sorry for this loss. Thoughts and prayers for Grottoes.

Granddaddy would have been so proud. RIP David

So sorry of the passing of David. He was one of the pillars of GFD. May he Rest In Peace.

I just learned of this tonight and I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I always enjoyed conversation with David, whether it was at a dinner or in the grocery store. It never failed that he was always a pleasant person to talk to and had time for you. We have lost a good man and I will surely miss him. my regards to Jeannie and the family.

Great friend to all that new him David will be missed by all.

Prayers. Sorry for you loss.

Prayers for everyone🙏🙏🙏

Sending prayers to his family and friends.

So sorry. Prayers for all.

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers to the family and to the members of the GVFD. 🙏❤️🙏

I’m so sorry to see this. Prayers for Jeanne and family

So sorry to hear this.

So sorry for your loss!🙏🙏

Prayers

Thank you all so much for your kind words! Jeanne Kirby, Jason Kirby and I appreciate it!

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Come enjoy lunch at Grottoes Fire Dept tomorrow. Serving 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (unless we sell out earlier.)

Menu:
Fried Tenderloin with Pan Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Roll with Butter
Dessert
Tea and Coffee

Eat In or Take Out
We appreciate your support.
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2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Price Please 🥺 ....

Chad Michael lunch tomorrow

Reduced for $2.75! Better get your chicken ASAPLast call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries! ... See MoreSee Less

Reduced for $2.75! Better get your chicken ASAP

Last call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries! ... See MoreSee Less

Last call for chicken until August. Reduced for $2.75 and it is hot and ready! There is NO line- so come and get your chicken and fries!

7 CommentsComment on Facebook

Do you still have chicken?

Do you still have chicken available??

You are not having any May.June or July ????????

It was delicious as usual!

I’m 30 minutes away. Is it some still available if we come now

Come on down!

How long will you be there?

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Need Dinner?? Chicken is ready! Come on down to the Town Park! ... See MoreSee Less

Need Dinner?? Chicken is ready! Come on down to the Town Park!

Chicken in the Park ‘this Friday & Saturday. This is a Park and Walk Up event.

FRIDAY& SATURDAY, April 12th & 13th
John E. Painter Park, 1100 20TH ST., Grottoes
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm OR SOLD OUT

Menu​Options
8 pc. Bucket of Famous Deep Fried Chicken (dark meat) $35.00

Chicken (1/4 leg and thigh) – 1 pc Famous Deep Fried Chicken with slice of bread. $4.75

French Fries. $1.50

Thank you for your support
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6 CommentsComment on Facebook

What are we raising money for this time?

Hows the wait?

You should start during kids fishing day!!!

Help us get the word out…please share! Thank you

Here now, no wait

Chad Michael

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Be Aware- Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department DOES NOT call or solicit donations by phone!
Annually, GVFD does a fund drive letter that is mailed to our community in the fall as our fund drive for donations and will always accept donations at the station. Please, NEVER give your credit card information for donations over the phone!

Protecting our community is important to us! We want you to know that we recently were told that citizens received calls asking for donations for Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department. This is a SCAM. We have NOT and WILL NOT call people for donations.
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Be Aware- Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department DOES NOT call or solicit donations by phone! 
Annually, GVFD does a fund drive letter that is mailed to our community in the fall as our fund drive for donations and will always accept donations at the station. Please, NEVER give your credit card information for donations over the phone!
Protecting our community is important to us! We want you to know that we recently were told that citizens received calls asking for donations for Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department. This is a SCAM. We have NOT and WILL NOT call people for donations.

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I missed both nights!!!😳😳. I am working nights this weekend and totally missed out!!

Sharon Eye I'm glad we went yesterday ❤️

Thanks to EVERYONE who came to our Drive-Thru Chicken last evening. The support exceeded our expectations
We will start selling again today at 4:00 pm at John Painter Park. Due to large turnout last night we will have a limited amount tonight.

Menu

8 PCs. Bucket (1/4 chicken, dark meat only) $35.00

Meal - Leg (1/4 leg and thigh) with French fries & a slice of bread. $6.00
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8 CommentsComment on Facebook

It was delicious as always thank you!

Thank You! We really enjoyed our supper Friday ❤️

I enjoyed my chicken last night. You guys are the best ❤️

Thank you!

It was delicious thanks for all your service and sacrifices ❤

We are here, well worth the wait🐓

Got mine yesterday

Does anyone know if they are still selling chicken?

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Chicken in the Park ‘this Friday & Saturday. This is a Drive-Thru event.

FRIDAY& SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd & 23rd
John E. Painter Park, 1100 20TH ST., Grottoes
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm OR SOLD OUT

Per Requests, This is Drive Thru Pick Up

Menu​Options
8 pc. Bucket of Famous Deep Fried Chicken (dark meat) $35.00

Chicken Meal – 1 pc Famous Deep Fried Chicken $ 6.00 w/slice of bread and French Fries
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Chicken in the Park ‘this Friday & Saturday. This is a Drive-Thru event. 
FRIDAY& SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd & 23rd
John E. Painter Park, 1100 20TH ST., Grottoes
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm OR SOLD OUT 
Per Requests, This is Drive Thru Pick Up 
Menu​Options
8 pc. Bucket of Famous Deep Fried Chicken (dark meat)    $35.00
Chicken Meal – 1 pc Famous Deep Fried Chicken          $ 6.00 w/slice of bread and French Fries

6 CommentsComment on Facebook

Sold out for this evening. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported GVFD

Sharon Eye we getting chicken tonight???

Donna Knight ❤️❤️

Here ya go…Anna Maria Thomas. Paige Marie Ingram. Carleigh Frazier Chelsea Noel Wheeler Enjoy!

Justin Ponder

Do they accept card payments ?

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Sunday Lunch THIS Sunday at Grottoes Vol Fire Dept
March 17th. 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (unless sell out)
Menu:
Meatoaf with Ketchup Glaze
Mashed Potatoes
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Roll
Dessert
Tea or Coffee

$13 per meal
Take Out Available Upon Request
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Sunday Lunch THIS Sunday at Grottoes Vol Fire Dept
March 17th.   11:00 am to 1:00 pm (unless sell out)
Menu:
Meatoaf with Ketchup Glaze
Mashed Potatoes
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Roll
Dessert
Tea or Coffee
$13 per meal
Take Out Available Upon Request

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Will there be any chicken meals coming soon?

Are your still having that spaghetti meal today Saturday March 16

How much for the spaghetti dinner?

SAVE THE DATE - March 22 & 23. “Drive Thru Chicken In The Park”

Sales start at 4:00pm each day.
Chicken by the Bucket
Chicken and fries meal

Prices will be sent out next week after we get our costs
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SAVE THE DATE - March 22 & 23.  “Drive Thru Chicken In The Park”
Sales start at 4:00pm each day. 
Chicken by the Bucket
Chicken and fries meal 
Prices will be sent out next week after we get our costs

10 CommentsComment on Facebook

Rain or shine and price

Yummy Yummy

Yum

Chad Eppard

Tracey Monger Breeden

I will be going to get a Bucket lol

Do you do white meat?

Can't wait

Anyone in line to get chicken

Michael Breeden

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If you have ever wanted to join a successful and progressive organization, the wait is over! Join GVFD today and be part of your community and a successful department. Application accessible at grottoesfire.com/membership/ ... See MoreSee Less

If you have ever wanted to join a successful and progressive organization, the wait is over! Join GVFD today and be part of your community and a successful department. Application accessible at grottoesfire.com/membership/

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Steve Knight do u need an application

Come on out tomorrow for our Monthly Sunday Lunch, 11:00 am -1:00 pm (unless sell out earlier).

Menu
Fried Cubed Steak w/Gravy
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Seasoned Green Beans
Cole Slaw
Roll
Dessert
Tea or Coffee

$13 per meal; Takeouts available upon request
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Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards on Saturday, January 27 to recognize 2023.
This past year was great for GVFD, celebrating 75 years. Last night, the department honored special guests, members, officers, and presented the following awards...
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Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards on Saturday, January 27 to recognize 2023. 
This past year was great for GVFD, celebrating 75 years. Last night, the department honored special guests, members, officers, and presented the following awards...Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Wonderful folks. Love our community. GVFD is truly a blessing. Thanks to all and Congratulations as well.

So proud of this community! You all are a shining example of honoring your past, taking care of your members and your future! Grottoes is very lucky to have such an outstanding group of service minded people!

Congratulations to all

Wonderful!!!

Congratulations

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