At 11:27 Station 50 was dispatched to a 1st due residential structure fire at 609 Hillcrest Dr. Engine 51 and Truck 50 both responded with multiple calls of a residence on fire. Engine 51 arrived first finding a single story residential structure with heavy smoke showing from all sides and fire showing in the rear. Truck 50 circled the block to nose into Engine 51. Chief 501 (Stallings) arrived assuming ... (Full Story & Photos)
While you remember to roll back your clock this weekend for daylight savings time, Sunday, November 1st, don't forget to change the batteries in all your smoke detectors. This should be done twice a year, in the spring and fall, to ensure your smoke detectors work if you should ever need them. Just remember if you change your clock, change your batteries! While you have your smoke detectors down be ... (Full Story & Photos)
Tonight Smithfield held a hands-on training drill which focused on Fireground Operations. The topics covered in this drill were forcible entry, hose advancement, search & rescue, and ventilation. Class was taught by Captain Matt Saunders, Lt. Greg Sellers, and Lt. Brian Singles with a good turnout of members.... (Full Story & Photos)
On August 29, 2015 members of Station 50 participated in all day hands- on training in several aspects of vehicle stabilization, extrication as well as a general review of Rescue 50. Members began with a power point presentation then a walk-a-round familiarization of Rescue 50. Hands on scenarios included a vehicle on its side as well as a vehicle on all four tires. Participating members had plenty ... (Full Story & Photos)
Your interested in signing up for our class coming up this March go to the eventbrite link below for more information on the class. Click on the Smithfield video link below of our Truck Company Operations Class we held last year to get an idea on what our class has to offer you.