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2022 Incidents
Month Runs Fires MVA
Total 0 0 0

Previous Years
Year Runs Fires MVA
2021 712 149 146
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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Senior Man, August 04

@ 0246 hrs SVFD and other IoW Co. Fire units responded to a working mobile home fire in the 6900 blk of Edwards Cr. Units arrived with fire showing and reports of possibly people inside. Crews began an aggressive search which proved negative for occupants, the fire was brought under control within 20 minutes. Units were on scene for some time performing overhaul operations and red cross was notified ... (Full Story & Photos)

Marsh Rescue on Monday Night

Senior Man, July 26

Around 1830 on Monday July 25, SVFD units responded to an unusual rescue on Creekside Dr. Units arrived to find 2 people plus the dog they were trying to rescue stuck in a marsh. Crews quickly went to work and removed both people and the dog, fortunately the tide was out which made the rescue easier.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Paleo Point LN
Paleo Point LN

Latest Smithfield Fires

Senior Man, July 04


Engine 52 with 4 FF led by Lt. S.Tate responded to a fire in a truck in the 20000 blk of Bowden Lane on Friday June 24. Arriving to find a well advanced fire in a heavy duty truck, E52 deployed a handline and quickly extinguished the fire. CVFD #10 assisted on scene with water supply and personnel. No injuries were reported.


SVFD was sent to the 20000 blk of Paleo ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structural Damage in Saturday Morning

Senior Man, June 18

Shortly before 330 am on Saturday June 18, SVFD and EMS were dispatched to a vehicle vs. structure in the 2000 blk. of Todd Ave. On arrival, 1 vehicle was found into the structure, fortunately no injuries were sustained and crews only needed to shore up the building due to structural instability.... (Full Story & Photos)

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FF Hunter Boswell
FF Hunter Boswell

Navy Regional Fire Newest Recruits

Senior Man, June 12

The officers and members of the SVFD would like to congratulate 3 of our members on thier appointments to Navy Regional Fire/Rescue Mid Atlantic. Firefighters Jay Koepke, Ivan Sherwood and Hunter Boswell will begin thier new careers within a few weeks. Unique to the SVFD, most of our members serve in career fire departments in all of Hampton Roads as well as Richmond and Chesterfield County. This ... (Full Story & Photos)

Saturday Morning Sadness in Smithfield

Senior Man, June 11

In the early morning hours of June 11, SVFD responded to a serious 3 vehicle MVA on Rt 10 near Main St. Arriving units found 2 people trapped in two seperate vehicles. Crews rapidly extricated 1 pt. who was flown to a local medical facility, the other pt. was tragically pronounced deceased on scene. Va State Police is currently investigating the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. ... (Full Story)

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Senior Man, May 03

On Tuesday May 3 at approximately 0755, SVFD and EMS were sent to the 16000 blk of Scott's Factory Rd for a vehicle into a structure. Arriving units found a single vehicle into a structure. Damage to the structure was moderate but thankfully no injuries were sustained by the occupants of the vehicle or structure. IoW sheriff's office and building/codes handled the remainder of the incident... (Full Story & Photos)

Successful Saturday Special Events Day In Smithfield

Senior Man, April 16

Saturday April 16, 2022 was a busy public relations event day for the members of SVFD. 3 different events were handled by 10 crew members on Engine 51, Rescue 50 and Chief 504. With the MUCH APPRECIATED assistance of the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department the candy drop at the Smithfield Assembly of God was a huge success. The Members and Officers of the SVFD wish everyone a happy easter!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Jason Koepke, April 14

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department looking for donated junk vehicles for upcoming classes.

Vehicles must have a Title .

If you have a vehicle and would like to make a donation to our department to train our firefighters please contact:

Ryan Brown
(757) 618-3388
Thank you!... (Full Story & Photos)


Assistant Chief Jason Koepke, April 09

Dates: September 9 - 11 , 2022

Friday September 9th- Classroom Lecture
Saturday September 10th- Hands-On
Sunday September 11th- Hands-On

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00pm all three days.

Location: 1804 South Church Street Smithfield, VA 23430

Cost: $350.00 per student with lunch included.

This class will be a great opportunity for people who were unable to attend or Truck Class in March. Search & Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, March 19

Engine 51 with 3 SVFD members and 502 (Deputy Chief Kempton) responded mutual aid to Surry Co. on March 19 @ 1524 hrs to assist with a structure fire on Ellerslie Drive. On arrival, E51 assisted with fire attack of a detached shed and a working woods fire that resulted from the shed fire. E-51 operator set up a draft from a drop tank and shuttled water to apparatus while the rest of the crew assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smithfield Truck Class 10th Year

Senior Man, March 08

March 4-6, 2022 SVFD held its 10th annual Truck Class. Instructors from all over the east coast covered subjects such as VEIS, Vertical Ventilation, Fire attack and search with a water can, basic and complex forcible entry and ground ladders just to name a few. This Class is highly sought after and sells out within minutes, also this is the first year all of the class has been held at SVFD quarters. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, March 06

With the 1st day of truck class hands-on training completed and duty crews preparing for day 2, the box was transmitted at 2314 hrs March 5, 2022 reporting an RV fully involved with exposure problems in the 2nd due response area. E51 (FF Sellers) with 4, T50 (Lt Zach) with 5 and Deputy Chief Kempton (502) responded. E51 arrived with a fully involved RV and assigned fire attack as well as giving E10 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Coordinated Rescue Saves Life on Courthouse Highway

Senior Man, February 21

On Saturday Feb. 19, 2022 at 1907 hrs. units from Smithfield Vol. Fire, Carrollton Vol. Fire (10), Rushmere Vol. Fire (30), IOW Rescue (60) were dispatched to the 13500 blk. of Courthouse Highway for a structural fire with reported one person trapped. Upon arrival, crews found a working fire in the living room with a confirmed bedridden occupant inside who was unable to escape. Fire crews simultaneously ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, February 15

Burn Law in Effect... (Full Story & Photos)

Another Extrication for Rescue 50

Senior Man, February 12

In the early morning hours of Feb 11, SVFD was dispatched to an MVA at South Church St and Rt 10. Units arrived quickly to a 2 vehicle accident with 1 person trapped. Crews safely and efficiently extricated 1 pt. by removing the drivers door. The pt. was evaluated, treated and transported along with another pt. to a local medical facility.

Responding Units
SVFD Chiefs, E51, R50, IOWRS and CVFD 10... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Ryan Brown being presented the Jack Finley Training Award
Firefighter Ryan Brown being presented the Jack Finley Training Award

2022 Annual Awards Dinner

Senior Man, February 05

On the evening of Feb 4, 2022 the SVFD held its annual awards dinner banquet at the Smithfield Center. In attendance were members of local government and neighboring fire depts. Keynote speaker, Smithfield Town Manager Mr Michael Stallings, who has a deep family history in the SVFD highlighted how "volunteers don't have the time, they have the heart". Yearly awards were presented to Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

Unusual Accident

Senior Man, January 14

On Weds, Jan 12 @ 1128 SVFD, CVFD(10) and IOWRS (60) were dispatched to an accident off Nike Park. Units arrived to find a US Navy helicopter has made an emergency landing in the fields. Command was established, crews investigated and found no fire or other hazards. All occupants were accounted for and denied injury except for 1 minor injury, no extrication was needed. The patient was tended to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Training Totals for 2021

Senior Man, January 06

Training! It keeps you, the public, safe by maintaining the skills and knowledge of your SVFD, It also allows new techniques and ideas to be shared. The SVFD does this through company drills, multi-jurisdictional classes, state classes and even out of state classes. During the year 2021, the SVFD completed an amazing 3,066 hrs of training, an average of 255 hrs per month. This amount of training ... (Full Story)

Monday Morning Madness on Maplewood Ct

Senior Man, December 20

After assisting CVFD (10) with serious MVA this am, an alarm of fire for a RV/vehicle fire was transmitted in the 100 blk of Maplewood Ct. Crews arrived to heavy fire conditions and quickly knocked down the main body of fire. No extension to residence other than melted siding, crews from SVFD (E51, E52, T50), RVFD (30), CVFD (10) and IOWRS (60) responded to the incident. Cause is possibly electrical.... (Full Story & Photos)

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