9/11 Memorial

Posted on July 6, 2011

 The 9/11 Memorial at our station is moving ahead at full speed now.

 NBC12 has run several stories and even allowed us to use their Call 12 studio to raise public awareness and give the community an opportunity to also become part of the memorial.

http://www.nbc12.com/story/15036480/911-steel-given-to-namozine-fire-department



If you would like to be a part of this project, each brick is only 50$ and will be etched with a name, business, etc. 

Checks payable to "Namozine Fire and EMS" can be sent to our station:

 Namozine Fire and EMS

3913 Pelham Avenue

Petersburg, Va. 23803

Simply note "9/11 Memorial" on the bottom of the check so that we can direct it appropriately, and include a note with what you would like the inscription to read. Also, include your contact information in case there are any questions. Obviously, we want to have your sentiments made correctly on the first try, so if we need clarification we can ask. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to having you visit the memorial in the next several months.

Sugar Glider Rescue

Posted on July 22, 2011

On Wednesday, July 20th, Company 4 was asked to perform an unusual public service call. A sugar glider (apparently a gliding relative of an opossum about the size of a chipmunk) had gotten loose from its owner and climbed a tree. The animal refused to come down despite being tempted with apples. Rescuing cats from trees is not a service that is performed since they will come down once they get hungry (that's why trees are not filled with feline skeletons). However, we had no experience with a "sugar bear". Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, Brush 4 and Truck 4 rescued the creature that apparently did not want to come down. Lt. Morris thankfully had on the proper sugar glider PPE and avoided being devoured by the flying marsupial.

07-23-11 I-85 MVA

Posted on July 23, 2011

4n Saturday, July 23rd, at northbound Interstate 85 mile marker 58, a incident involving a tanker truck, a Chevy Tahoe, and three other cars brought out several units from the County. Traffic was backed up for several miles as crews tended to injuries in the 101 degree heat (112 degree heat index). Several people were transported to area hospitals. Responding were Medics 12 and 42, Rescue 21, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Support 4. Fortunately, the incident allowed units from Company 3 and Sussex County to be disregarded.



After returning to quarters for rehydration and refueling, Engine 4 was called back to the interstate to assist Medic 12 that was returning from the hospital and had to respond to a motorist stuck in the traffic jam.

07/24/11 Boydton Plank MVA

Posted on July 24, 2011

At around 0100 hours on 07/24/11 Company 4 responded to a three vehicle MVA on Boydton Plank Road just north of the McDonalds restaurant. One vehicle had very minor damage while the other two were not so fortunate. Medic 12 and Medic 42 responded with Engine 4 to transport two patients to SRMC. 

07/24/11 Claiborne Road Fire

Posted on July 25, 2011

At 21:33:27 Sunday evening, a structure fire was reported in the 6200 block of Claiborne Road. Company 4 had just returned from a mutual aid structure fire call to Chesterfield County and was toned out again to respond to Company 2's first due district to assist with a home that had been struck by lightning. At 21:34:37 Truck 4 and Engine 4 were on the way to the call. Unit 100 marked on location with smoke showing from all four sides of the structure and apparently originating under the house. Engine 4 was first in at 21:43:50, and immediately made an interior attack as Truck 4 began ventilation activities and improving access to the affected areas of the home.

 http://progress-index.com/news/lightning-strikes-likey-the-cause-of-dinwiddie-blazes-1.1180155#axzz1TCzWFxlD

Other units responding were Support 4, Engine 2, Tanker 2, and Tanker 1.

As the incident was winding down, units on Engine 4 began to smell smoke once more and noticed light smoke coming from the eaves of the house on the end opposite the fire damaged side. Smoldering insulation in the attic area was extinguished and removed.

The images show the apple tree and the corner of the home that the lightning struck.

No injuries were reported except for FF Ayers who lost his "innocence". FF Ayers performed well as he made his inaugural first-in fire attack since becoming certified.