Due to the recent Shelter-in-Place orders, Roanoke first responders have been getting lots of invitations to celebrate birthday's with our residents. We have enjoyed participating in the birthday surprises so much that we want to let the Roanoke community know they can submit a request for a visit form the Roanoke Police and Fire Departments. We will continue to do this until the Shelter-in-Place orders expire.
What is the Roanoke Birthday Battalion?
Roanoke Police and Fire departments bring some much needed joy to our citizens! Roanoke police and fire vehicles will drive past your home at a pre-arranged time with lights, sirens and waves for your birthday.
Who Can Participate?
This initiative is open to families living within Roanoke jurisdiction celebrating a birthday.
When Do I Submit the Request?
Requests for a visit from the Roanoke Birthday Battalion should be made at least 48 hours in advance for a visit. Once you've made your submission, a member of staff will be in touch to coordinate a time for first responders to drive past your home.