Saturday May 2nd the Ladies Auxiliary and the Fire Dept. put on another very successful pancake breakfast. The ladies served over 200 customers. Thanks to all the folks who came out to help on Friday evening and bright and early Saturday morning with setting up tables and chairs and getting everything prepared. To the kitchen staff who had way too much fun and to the runners and servers and all the ... (Full Story)
On 4/27/15 S.V.F.D held a training drill on Vertical Ventilaton at a acguired structure in our district. The training was hands- on covering the 7-9-8 and Trench cuts for ventilaton on commerical structures. Members also went over deploying ground ladders for egress and building construction. The class was taught by FF. Greg Sellers and was a good turn out of members.
At 830pm Stations 50, 10, and 60 were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 609 Hillcrest Dr. Engine 51 responded quickly from the station with a crew of 5. With training being conducted about 5 miles away from the scene we were able to get multiple staffed pieces of apparatus on the road in short period on time. In all Engine 50 and 52 along Truck 50 and Rescue 50 all marked en route with full ... (Full Story & Photos)
On 3/30/15 we held on training drill on Fire Attack, Search & Rescue, and Calling A Mayday. Members had hands-on training at a acquired structure in our district in which crews staged and were dispatched to a simulated working fire with light smoke showing on the " Charlie" side with a civilian trapped. Once on scene Engine 51 gave a size -up of the building and deployed a handline and proceeded ... (Full Story & Photos)
Station 50 was dispatched to a reported brush fire at Premium Pet Health, adjacent to Smithfield Packing Plant on 3/24/2015 at 1430. Engine 51 arrived on scene with 503, noting downed power lines near the truck scales. Dominion Power was notified and shortly after power was secured the adjacent grease pit ignited. As a result, fire spread rapidly to the embankment and was threatening a natural gas ... (Full Story & Photos)