The Roanoke Virginia Firemen Federal Credit Union (RVFFCU) is moving out of Station 8 this weekend. The RVFFCU has kept a home inside a firehouse ever since its inception in 1935.

The RVFFCU has kind of been taboo for me to talk about on because of two things. Firstly, that I work here part time and secondly that it is in a firehouse and I didn’t want to draw attention to that fact.

The Credit Union wasn’t always at Station 8, I believe that it was actually located wherever the person in charge of it was stationed. In the beginning, the ledger WAS the Credit Union. Nowadays, we have computers, servers, and file cabinets among many other facets of being a Federal Credit Union. The Credit Union has come a long way since its inception.

The RVFFCU, as it has always been named, charter # is 183. The Charter members were Ralph R. Daniel, Page M. Huff, Leroy Light, Chas. J. Via, W. B. Barker, E. F. Mullins, E.H. Klinger, R. O. Adkins, D.H. Mills, and M. D. Woodford.

The RVFFCU Charter was approved on March 1, 1935, the organization meeting of the Credit Union was held on March 25, 1935, and the Credit Union originally began business on March 27, 1935.

In the beginning we had 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Credit Committee, 3 members of the Supervisory Committee, a President, a Vice President, a Clerk, and a Treasurer.

In 1966, the Credit Union was located at Station 1 downtown.

And so it goes, just as the case with so many other things surrounding Roanoke’s Bravest, that the RVFFCU will move out and find its home with two other Credit Unions. The new home will be inside Telco’s Credit Union building near Taco Bell on Hershberger Road. The CU will open for business at the new location at 9am on Monday May 18th.

We will close for business for the last time at 5pm today.