Before 1972 the community members of Stony Point relied on the city of Charlottesville for fire service. During rush-hour traffic, response times are 20-30 minutes at best, from city apparatus. A meeting was called to discuss the need for a fire company and by the end of the night, the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company was born. Thanks to a generous donor, 10 acres of land was set aside just off Stony Point Rd. Our first apparatus, an American LaFrance, began running calls out of a barn at Park Hill until completion of the station construction in 1974. In the same year, Stony Point was incorporated as a fire company. The original building consisted of what is now the day room, kitchen and restroom. Since the original construction, many renovations have occurred, including extension of the main building and the addition of a back building. The new back building includes an additional bay for members to do general basic maintenance to their vehicles. It also includes a fully equipped gym for member use.
As a fire company we continually strive to provide higher quality service to our community. Not only do we provide fire and rescue services, but we also provide emergency medical services. Highly trained EMTs deliver life saving basic life support (BLS) care to patients who are suffering a medical emergency. Our station is staffed 24/7, which means that we are able to gear up and be on the way to any emergency in two minutes or less. Additionally, volunteers in other locations, are listening to pagers throughout the night in the case that an emergency requires additional personnel. All in all, we are just neighbors helping neighbors.