Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS)

Southwest Virginia Training is happy to announce the Child and Babysitting Safety program is coming to BoCo. We expect to offer the first class mid-May. Class sizes will be limited to create a safe and personalized learning environment. The safety and care of your children is our highest priority. For more information, email

Roanoke Valley Gives – March 10, 2021

Roanoke Valley Gives will take place on Wednesday, March 10 ,2021 from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Please consider making any donation you can to the Roanoke Valley Firefighters Foundation. The RVFF is almost 6 years old and is here to provide support to firefighter’s families in the event of a line of duty death. RVFF also provides financial assistance to firefighters in the Roanoke Valley in the event of “job” related cancer. The RVFF also has educational programs and grants for area firefighters to attend FDIC and bring what they learn back to the Valley. Please click here to donate to the RVFF and help them help the families of the fallen.

Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia has teamed up with GiveGab for this annual event to allow you to give directly to participating nonprofit organizations that positively impact our community every day. More information can be found at

Another Great Story

This occurred during my last winter “on the job”. I am fortunate to say that I was part of this call although all I did was to help shovel snow to clear a path for the firefighters and medics doing the real work. Read the story about one of Roanoke County Fire and Rescue’s all around success stories, from teaching the young lady CPR to the quick response in a snow storm.

Character Academy Graduate Performs CPR, Saves Grandfather