Formed in 1956, the Faber Volunteer Fire Department serves an area of approximately 74 square miles with a population of about 2,000. The first response/due area runs from the James River to the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is mostly forested rural area with residents occupying widely scattered homes and businesses located on secondary roads and/or isolated small communities. Increase in wild land urban interface communities in very mountainous terrain is creating additional responsibilities for our department with limited resources. Heavily traveled U. S. Highway 29, the major north/south corridor through Central Virginia, traverses the County and area served by the Department. Virginia Primary Highway Route 6 also crosses the Department’s area. In addition, the main line of the Norfolk-Southern Railway passes through the heart of Nelson County from Elma to Covesville.