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Posted on January 1, 2012

Quick. Before you get busy checking out the rest of our site please take a moment to go to our guest book. Just click the link on the menu and say hello. We enjoy hearing from all of our friends and neighbors, so please let us know who you are and then come by the station to visit some time.

12/23/11 I-85 MVA

Posted on January 1, 2012

On 12/23/11 a southbound vehicle left the roadway and struck two trees before overturning and coming to a rest. The driver was wisely wearing a seatbelt and did not require medical transport.

12/18/11 Olgers Road Fire

Posted on January 1, 2012

At around 0130 on the night of December 18th, a dispatch for smoke in a residence was issued. Crews were on location in a matter of minutes. Upon arrival, the tri-level house was fully involved with fire. The glow of the fire and the low-lying smoke plume were visible to responding units from over a mile away. The distance from the road required water to be shuttled in and items/vehicles located throughout the yard prevented apparatus from getting close enough for many hand lines. The structure and two of the numerous vehicles were complete losses. The residents were able to make it out of the structure unharmed and despite icy conditions, an in-ground pool, collapsed flooring, and numerous yard obstructions, no fire fighters were injured. 

Extinguishment of the sizeable home and water shuttling operations required units from Ford, Carson, Dinwiddie, and Chesterfield Engine 8.

There is some good helmet-cam video of the fire that will hopefully be uploaded soon by the videographer… hint, hint…

01/16/12 Vehicle Fire

Posted on January 19, 2012

At approximately 1830 hours on Monday the 16th, a vehicle fire was reported at the gas station closest to Company 4. Fortunately, the fire began just after leaving the fuel pumps. Engine 4 was quickly on location and the incident was soon under control with no further damage except to a nearby vacuum cleaner. 

01/20/12 Elsie Drive Fire

Posted on January 20, 2012

At 0531 hours on January 20th, a structure fire dispatch was issued for a single family residence. Initially, the occupants were unable to be located and first arriving units began rescue mode operations. Once located at a neighbor's home, operations transitioned into an offensive attack to control the fire that had self-ventilated through the roof. As reported by local television news reports, a substantial volume of contents hindered extinguishment operations. Despite the heavy fuel load, the fire was limited to the kitchen, living room, and the attic directly over those two areas. 

Chesterfield Engine 8 and Medic 8 deserve a special thanks for their quick response and great work. Also responding to the fire were units from Ford Company 2.

Project FOOT

Posted on January 24, 2012

OOT On January 24th, Project FOOT came to Company 4.

Project FOOT is a project to raise awareness for veteran’s causes. To do this, Mac McQuown, a 50 year old retired Marine, is walking to every state capital in the United States. This journey will last in excess of 5 years and cover more than 15,000 miles.

On Tuesday, Namozine proudly had Mac stay the night after he finished his day’s walk and prepared for the next leg of the walk. It was quite an honor to play a small part in his endeavor and we wish Mac a safe and prosperous journey as he works to help our Nation’s soldiers. We thank Mac for sharing his trek with us and hope that we did not disturb his rest too much when a chimney fire call caused a bit of commotion.

Please check out his Facebook page (Mac McQuown) and also visit Project FOOT’s web site at

Be sure to check out Mac’s footwear for the trip and the story behind it…

Back In Business

Posted on January 27, 2012

....................... enough said!!!

01/28/12 Cox Road Fire

Posted on January 28, 2012

Around 2145 hours on Saturday night, Company 2 was dispatched to their own station for the report of smoke in the area. Arriving personnel found that the old prison on the adjacent property had a storage building with flames through the roof. Company 4 and Company 1 were dispatched to complete the structural assignment. Tanker 4, Support 4, and Car 4 responded to the scene. Once the State was contacted by command, the order was given to allow the abandoned structure to burn. The incident moved into a containment mode, and in doing so, Firefighter Long earned the "work smarter not harder" award of the month by manning his hand line from a bench left on the property (see image). 

Despite several stored gas cylinders exploding in the storage building, no injuries were reported. Since the building was not in use and had no utility services, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.