On Saturday Dec 17, SVFD members and family participated in the annual Smithfield Christmas Parade. A good time was had by all and Santa got a ride in his new sleigh, the bucket of Tower Ladder 51.... (Full Story & Photos)
Now that the relatively quiet holidays are behind us, the members of SVFD began making improvements to the "CAN BOX" for the upcoming SVFD Truck Company Operations Class being held April 21-23, 2017. Under the direction of Lt. Charlie Kempton, members began adding to the prop, which will expand the training experience for the students and instructors alike. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Weds Dec 7 at 1921 hrs, Smithfield Engine 50 and Tower Ladder 51 responded to a reported structural fire in a maintenance shop in the Jersey Park Apartments complex. Arriving Engine 50 (Lt. Gray) reported smoke showing and declared a working fire. Crews gained entry and knocked down and controlled the fire with a water can. An attack line was stretched and the fire was extinguished, Tower 51 ... (Full Story)
The annual Smithfield Truck Company Operations Class is pleased to announce the following additional instructors to the already packed instructor list. The class, which is now at 70 students, is set for April 21-23, 2017 will be held at Station 50 as well as the Va. Beach Fire Training Center.
John Burruss (Charlottesville Fire Dept) Aerial Positioning
On Saturday November 19, The SVFD hosted its first ever "Hook and Can Class". This class, comprised of approx. 25 veteran firefighters from numerous municipalities in multiple states participated in live fire training. The drills consisted of 3 different scenarios: "Vent, enter, isolate, search", fire attack with a water can and primary search/fire attack with a water can. This class was done ... (Full Story & Photos)