In the early morning hours of Weds Oct. 19, 4 SVFD members (Lt. J. Callis, FF/Engineer C. Hassell, FF J. Parker, FF. R Smith) left to assist the Hatteras FD and the citizens of Hatteras Island in their recovery after Hurricane Matthew. Members assisted in clearing out houses, checking water damage and providing staffing at the Hatteras FD. Members also assisted about 5 families after they lost 90% ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1605 hrs on October 11 the bells sounded for a working garage fire in Rushmere, Station 50 second due area. Heavy smoke was visible while responding and Rushmere confirmed a fully involved garage upon their arrival. 502 (Hackney) assisted with command as Engine 50 and Engine 51 assisted with fire extinguishment and overhaul operations. Once the fire was placed under control, command released ... (Full Story & Photos)
In the late evening hours of Oct 9, Station 50 crews responded to an MVA with reported entrapment. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle MVA with heavy damage, further investigation also found one pt. was trapped and unfortunately deceased. Crews remained on scene with Virginia State Police, respectfully extricated the victim and cleared the scene after their investigation.... (Full Story & Photos)
Oct 3 drill which was led by Lt's Gray, Callis and Chief Engineer/Firefighter Balius consisted of "saving our own" skills. These skills (Mask changes, SCBA Trans-fill and buddy breathing) though rarely used, could mean the difference between life or death for a firefighter in a MayDay situation. ... (Full Story & Photos)
This class will cover VEIS, Search & Rescue, and LIVE FIRE evolutions in our can confidence box working with the 2 1/2 gallon water can. This class will be an eight hour class from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m on November 19, 2016 located at 1804 S.Church Street Smithfield, Va 23430 and the cost is $75.00 per student. Go to www.smithfieldtruckclass.com and click on class registration to register.