ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — All members of the Hollins Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad have been placed on suspension amid an investigation into the volunteer organization, according to Roanoke County Police.

The county’s public information officer, Amy Whittaker, tells WFXR News that the Roanoke County Police Department, the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, and Roanoke County’s internal auditor were made aware of concerns involving the Hollins Fire and Rescue Volunteer Squad over the past month.

Officials say the internal auditor and police have opened investigations, which will be extensive because of the offense.

All members of the Hollins Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad reportedly have been suspended, pending the results of the investigation. However, Roanoke County authorities say there will be no disruption to fire and rescue services in the Hollins area.

Whittaker emphasizes that the Hollins Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad is separate from the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, which has provided 24-hour ambulance and fire coverage for the past 20 years and has career staff.

“The volunteer organization hardly responded to many calls for service. The career staff responds to every call,” Whittaker stated in an email to WFXR News. “Fire and rescue services to citizens in the Hollins area will not be impacted because of the suspension of the volunteers.”