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Thu. Jan 10th 2013
On Thursday Jan. 10, 2013
seventeen (17) members
met at Station 20 @ 6PM
for a pizza dinner and
then headed to the
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Fri. Oct 12th 2012
Fire Prevention Week Activities
On Friday Oct 12th
Week activities at
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Sat. Feb 18th 2012
Live Fire Training
Saturday Feb. 18, 2012
again saw firefighters
from Station 20 and
Station 40 (Windsor VFD)
working together with
live fire tr...
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Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 27
Carrsville, VA 23315
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2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit now available
National Preparedness Month is right around the corner! This September's theme is Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. The Ready Campaign is gearing up to bring your community many great resources and tools for preparedness. Get started planning your preparedness events and National Day of Action with the just-released 2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit!
New program helps fire departments plan for older adult fire safety
A new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is available to fire departments and other community organizations to help plan and implement fire safety interventions for the high-risk group of older adults. The Fire-Safe Seniors program uses home assessments, smoke alarm installation, education and follow-up to ensure a comprehensive approach to fire prevention. A free toolkit is available to help you implement the program. For more information, visit the USFA website at www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/older/
Mary Marchone honored with national fire safety award
Mary Marchone, a U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy (NFA) training specialist for the Fire Prevention (Management) curriculum, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education. The award was presented on May 1 at the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Updated report: Residential Building Electrical Fires (2009-2011)
The U.S. Fire Administration has released an updated report on home electrical fires. From 2009-2011, an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year. These fires caused an estimated 280 deaths, 1,125 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss. Home electrical fires resulted in greater dollar loss per fire than nonelectrical fires. Download the free report from our website at www.usfa.fema.gov
Theme for the 2014 Arson Awareness Week is announced
The theme for this year's Arson Awareness Week (May 4-10) is Vehicle Arson: A Combustible Crime. For more information and resources you can use to increase awareness about vehicle arson in your community, visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw/.
New resources for National Fire Incident Reporting System users
In support of National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) users, the U.S. Fire Administration is now publishing NFIRSGrams: short bulletins that provide coding help to fire department personnel using NFIRS. NFIRSGrams address frequently asked questions and common mistakes made when completing incident forms. Visit www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/nfirs/training/ for the latest NFIRSGram bulletins and to sign up to receive them through email.
Federal committee releases strategic plan to support emergency medical services nationwide
The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) has reached consensus on a strategic plan that maps action steps for federal support of optimal emergency medical services (EMS) systems nationwide. The five-year plan provides a framework to synchronize interagency efforts and strengthen EMS practices, principles and strategies throughout the United States. Download the FICEMS Strategic Plan from the EMS.gov website at www.ems.gov/ficems/plan.htm
Recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response
Our latest study report, Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative (2014), provides best practices and recommendations for safer emergency vehicle and roadway incident response. Topics covered include common crash causes and crash prevention, internal and external factors for improving response and roadway safety, vehicle design and maintenance, and regulating emergency vehicle response and roadway scene safety. Download this free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.
We are constantly looking for grants made available by various organizations to help us fulfill our obligation to our community. Over the past 5 years, we have been very fortunate to obtain almost $500,000.00 in grants. With these grants we have purchased a new fire attack engine, new turnout gear, training aids, forestry firefighting equipment, a thermal imaging camera and other miscellaneous equipment. Soon, a new ambulance will occupy our station, 80% paid for by a grant from the State Dept. of EMS. This is money that we have not had to pull from the local tax revenues to provide our citizens with the best protection possible. It is important to know, we not only give of our time to service our community, but we are taxpayers too. It is also important to point out, if the volunteer system were to go away, the cost of fire and rescue in Isle of Wight would go up by millions of dollars a year. In 2013, the TOTAL operating budget from the County for Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services was $1,215,583.00. The total County Budget was $94,460,625.00. That means that Volunteer Fire & Rescue agencies received 1.2% of the overall County operating budget. We have long been good stewards of the Citizens tax dollars. We will continue that tradition as long as we are able. Contact a member today or fill out the online application if you would like to join our team!
Brush / Grass / Tree Fire Safety
On average, 976 brush, grass, or forest fires were reported per day in the United States.
Keep weeds and grass cut.
Provide enough water to keep plants healthy and green. Keep irrigation systems in good working order.
Remove dead and piled up vegetation, and dispose of it properly.
Properly dispose of trash and debris.
Stack any and all that is being put away for storage away from structures, fences, or any other combustible materials.
Create at least 30 foot safe zone around your home that is free of anything that may ignite and spread to the structure.
Keep the roof clear. Sweep gutters and eaves, and wash the roof on a regular basis to get rid of dry needles and leaves.
Trim dead wood off trees that are located close to the residence.
Avoid parking cars, trucks or recreational vehicles on dry grass or brush. Exhaust systems on vehicles can reach a temperature of more than 1,000 degrees; it only takes about 500 degrees to start a brush fire in hotter weather.
Maintain a 10-foot area that is free of brush and shrubbery around grills and propane tanks.
ALWAYS dispose of cigarettes carefully. Do not ever drop cigarettes or matches that are not fully extinguished.
Make sure to keep a shovel, bucket of water, fire extinguisher, or other fire suppression tools on hand in case of emergency.
Sun. Jun 23rd 2013
Head on Collision
At 08:05 Station 20 was
dispatched to an MVA with
injuries at the
Carrsville Hwy and Union
Camp Dr. E-22 resp...
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Tue. May 28th 2013
At 12:47 Station 20 was
dispatched to an MVA at
the intersection of
Walters Hwy and
Carrsville Hwy. E-20 and
M-20 responded. ...
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Thu. May 23rd 2013
At 19:14 station 20 was
dispatched to a MVA on
Walters Hwy near Lawrence
Dr. E-22, M-20, and 202
responded. Units arrived
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