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2021 Incidents
Month Runs Fires MVA
Jan 83 4 16
Feb 62 2 16
Mar 99 8 23
Apr 81 1 16
May 76 3 11
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Total 401 18 82

Previous Years
Year Runs Fires MVA
2020 849 11 157
2019 926 20 156
2018 1027 14 173
2017 920 14 193
2016 879 23 189
2015 910 14 209
2014 647 22 187
2013 587 22 157

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2020 SVFD Accomplishments

Senior Man, July 25

The SVFD presented the following to our members at a department BBQ on Saturday July 24, 2020

Firefighter of the Year: Lieutenant Chris Zach

Company Officer of the Year: Captain Cody Hassell

Chief officer of the Year: Deputy Chief Ryan Gray

Captain Jack Finley Training Award: Lieutenant Chris Zach

Special presentations were made to the members who responded to the Sept 2020 Swiftwater Rescue ... (Full Story)


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VDFP Vehicle 2 Class

Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 27

VDFP Vehicle 2 class in Smithfield this weekend.. Smithfield had 5 of its members attending this class with students from all over Tidewater. Awesome weekend of Training!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 20

Residential Search Tactics
" SEARCHING FOR THEM! "


Presentation by Chris Zach:

Chris has 21 years in the fire service, 15 of the years with the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department assigned to many busy Engine, Truck, and Rescue companies. Chris is an instructor for Real Fire Training, LLC and Smithfield Truck Company Operations School. He serves as a VA-TF 2 Rescue Specialist and a Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Basic Vehicle Extrication Training

Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 20

Smithfield ( Station # 50) and Carrollton ( Station # 10) held a joint training yesterday on Basic Vehicle Extrication. Neighboring departments working and training together to make our members that much better to serve our communities!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, June 04

Friday June 4th was relatively quiet for the daytime duty crew until 1245 when the bells were hit for an MVA with entrapment on Turner Dr. Rescue 50 (Lt C Smith) and Engine 51 (Lt C Zach) turned out. Arriving crews found a two vehicle MVA with 1 trapped and an unstable vehicle. Stabilization with paratech struts and a come-a-long stabilized the vehicle. Crew then removed the entire drivers side and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Wednesday Night Work on Courthouse

Senior Man, May 20

A phone alarm was received at 1843 on May 19 reporting a structural fire on Courthouse Highway bringing units from Station 50, 10 ( Carrollton VFD) AND 60 (IoWRS). Companies arrived with fire conditions on the exterior Side B running into attic with all occupants outside. 1 line was stretched and put into operation, quickly knocking the fire, searches proved negative. Crews then overhauled, ventilated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Saturday Search Training In Smithfield

Gregory Sellers, May 09

SVFD held a day long training on various search techniques on May 8, 2021. Hands on practical applications as well as PowerPoint presentations were given on victim drags, standard primary searches as well as vent, enter, isolate, search. Morning sessions focused on techniques and teamwork. The afternoon, training was taken to the live fire boxes were students practiced their skills under real smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

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REAL FIRE TRAINING, LLC IRONS ACADEMY CLASS

Division Chief Jason Koepke, May 03

Registration opens on this Friday 5/7/21 @ 0900hrs!!

ADVANCED IRONS ACADEMY presented by Real Fire Training, LLC!

DATES: June 5th & 6th, 2021

LOCATION: Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department

1804 S. Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

COST: $160.00 per student

WWW.SMITHFIELDTRUCKCLASS.COM under class registration.

" BREAK STUFF & GET BETTER AT YOUR SKILLS"

WILL SEE YOU THERE!!!!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, May 02

SVFD members attended Forest Training Days this weekend. Thank you to Forest Volunteer Fire Department for an AWESOME weekend of training and fellowship !!... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Rigs rolling into Smithfield

Gregory Sellers, April 14

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce the purchase of two new seagrave fire apparatus. A 2022 Seagrave Marauder II Pumper and 2022 Seagrave 95' Aerialscope Tower Ladder. Delivery is expected early to mid 2022, this purchase is made possible through Williams Emergency Vehicle Services.... (Full Story & Photos)

2022 Maruader II Pumper
2022 Maruader II Pumper

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, March 24

Our condolences to the Spring Valley NY Fire Department and the family and friends of FF Jared Lloyd. RIP Brother... (Full Story & Photos)

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Saturday Night Second Due Work for Smithfield

Gregory Sellers, March 21

Companies turned out at 2115 hrs on March 20 to Wood Duck Crescent in Carrollton VFD (10) first due. First arriving Carrollton units had smoke showing with a reported fire around the furnace. Smithfield E51, E52, T50 and 502 (Gray) arrived on scene and went to work as ordered by command. The fire was placed under control approx 30 minutes later with considerable damage to the interior. No injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gregory Sellers, March 19

The quiet early morning hours of March 19 were interrupted when a box alarm was transmitted at 0612 hrs bringing Stations 50, 30 (Rushmere) and 60 (Isle of Wight Rescue) for a reported barn on fire. Companies arrived to a fully Involved garage that had mostly collapsed. Operations began, water supply established with Tanker 10 (Carrollton VFD), E51 and Rushmere Tanker 30 and Engine 32. The fire was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Monday Extrication Training @ Dave's Service Center

Gregory Sellers, March 16

Department training is continually required to improve skills and learn new techniques. Dave's Service Center, in the heart of Smithfield typically provides junk autos so members can train on simple, complex and new auto extrication techniques. Members of "THE RESCUE" took several new members to Dave's Service Center on March 15 and went through several skills and techniques. SVFD Firefighter Ryan ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Auto fire at Smithfield Packing
Auto fire at Smithfield Packing

Multiple vehicle fires make for a busy Monday Night

Firefighter Gregory Sellers, March 16

While the 3/15 departmental training was winding down, SVFD was dispatched at 2049hrs with other companies for a trash truck on fire at Isle of Wight Transportation. Upon arrival crews had the cargo bed fully involved, a quick knockdown was made and the incident was scaled back.
While crews were finalizing operations an auto fire was reported in the parking lot of Smithfield Packing on North Church ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thursday Training for SVFD Water Rescue Team

Firefighter Gregory Sellers, March 12

The SVFD has many responsibilities and this includes rescue of victims from water emergencies. With the several bodies of water in Isle of Wight County, the department saw the need to have a water rescue team. This consists of several members trained in surface and swiftwater rescue, multiple boats and a large stock of water rescue equipment. Thursday March 11, members trained at the Smithfield YMCA ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Gregory Sellers, March 09

Shortly after the evening meal on March 8, Smithfield was requested by Surry Co. Fire for assistance with a well involved single family structural fire. Engine 52 (Lt. C. Smith), with a crew of 5, Chief J. Stallings (505) and Capt C. Hassell (508) responded and assisted on location with interior firefighting operations. Once the fire was placed under control, SVFD was released by command and returned ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Busy month for the Hamtown Heavy

Firefighter Gregory Sellers, March 07

It's been a busy month for the Rescue Company (Hamtown Heavy). We've responded to numerous accidents including an extrication and vehicle into a structure. Services of "Da Rescue" include auto extrication, hazardous material spill mitigation, rope rescue, water rescue and structural firefighting. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WIndsor Fire Conditions upon arrival
Fire #1
WIndsor Fire Conditions upon arrival Fire #1

Fifty Fights Fires on Friday Feb. 26 2021

Fire Lieutenant Jonathan Paiz, February 28

Fire #1

The Day Began like any other, apparatus checkoff and riding assignments made but at 0949 hrs a call reporting a structure fire on Everets Rd in Station 40 (Windsor VFD) first due. Companies arrived to find a double wide mobile home with a heavy fire condition. Smithfield Engine 51, Engine 53 and Truck 50 responded and assisted with fireground operations. The Fire was knocked down and placed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ladder Lessons from Lt. Paiz

Firefighter Gregory Sellers, January 25

Portable ladders is a vital piece of equipment in the fire service which can be used to for access to fire buildings, rescue of occupants and for performing many fire ground operational tasks. Skills must be sharp and practiced often so departmental training was provided by Fire Lieutenant Jonathon Paiz, this drill covered considerations such as placement, type of ladder for height, parts of ladder, ... (Full Story)


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