Open House

Posted on May 12, 2011

Saturday, May 21st will be a big day for Namozine. We will be hosting an open house to welcome the community to the station. Along with some interesting exhibits and demonstrations, there will be a very special presentation made by the Namozine Honor Guard. Stop by for details. We truly hope to see you on the 21st.

Franklin Street Fire

Posted on May 17, 2011

In the early morning hours of May 4th, an thunderstorm passed through the area. Shortly after 3 AM, lightning struck a residence on Franklin Street, igniting a fire that involved the rear of the residence and spread to the attic. A deputy on scene before the arrival of fire crews captured a cell phone image of the fire (thanks for sending us the picture). The fire was quickly knocked down with some pulled ceiling and a single 1.75" hand line. 

Also responding to the scene was Company 1 from Dinwiddie who performed as the RIT and Engine 8 from Chesterfield County who responded as mutual aid in case the situation could not be quickly controlled. 

Nobody was injured in the incident and the damage was thankfully confined to a relatively small area of the home. 

In one of the pictures the lit sky was not the rising sun, but was instead, another storm that brought heavy rains before the incident was concluded.

05/20/11 Car Fire

Posted on May 20, 2011

On May 20th, at the end of the off ramp from Northbound I-85, Tanker 4 responded to a vehicle fire. The column of smoke was visible from miles away and upon arrival a Toyota Camry was found fully involved with gasoline leaking from the tank. 

2011 Open House

Posted on May 21, 2011

On Saturday, May 21st, Namozine held a very special open house. Along with the traditional activities for kids and demonstrations, the was the unveiling of an artifact from the World Trade Center. At 1400 hours, Truck 4 was escorted to the station by the Namozine Honor Guard as it carried the flag-draped piece of steel. In front of the community members in attendance and the Company 4 family, the Flag of Heroes was lifted. This ceremony launched the initiative to erect a 9/11 Memorial.

Special thanks goes to Blackstone Fire Department for bringing their truck to the ceremony.

If you would like to have your own personalized inscribed brick to surround this piece of history, contact the station for details.

05/29/11 Interstate 85 Extrication

Posted on May 30, 2011

In the early evening of May 29th a vehicle on the southbound side of the interstate left the roadway and went over the guard rail. The area was on a steep, poison ivy-covered embankment. The vehicle came to rest against a tree half way between its side and roof and entrapped both occupants in the crushed wreckage. The vehicle was righted and the roof was partially removed to extricate the occupants. Both patients were flown from the interstate to the hospital and no firefighter injuries occurred… except for significant itching days later.