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Thu. Jan 10th 2013
Smokehouse Training

On Thursday Jan. 10, 2013 seventeen (17) members met at Station 20 @ 6PM for a pizza dinner and then headed to the airport tr...

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Fri. Oct 12th 2012
Fire Prevention Week Activities

On Friday Oct 12th several members presented Fire Prevention Week activities at Carrsville Elementary School. After...

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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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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS
Jan 9 25
Feb 5 15
Mar 6 10
Apr 5 13
May 11 22
Jun 10 11
Jul 13 23
Aug 9 22
Sep 6 16
Oct 6 19
Nov    
Dec    
Total 80 176

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Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 27
Carrsville, VA 23315



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757-569-9723

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Brush Fire / Stand By
Sun. Oct 24th 2010
At 22:40 Station 20 was toned out to provide support to Suffolk Station 7 with a brush fire and an engine to stand by at Station 7. Brush 20 responded to Trumpet Ln. and Engine 20 responded to Station 7. All Station 20 units were released at 01:01.  ...

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Fire Alarm
Sat. Oct 23rd 2010
At 08:33 Station 20 was toned out for a automatic fire alarm in the 200 block of Pocahontas Ave. Engine 20 responded and while in route was canceled by dispatch per the alarm company.  All units were clear at 08:37.  ...

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Stand By
Fri. Oct 15th 2010
At 00:02 Station 20 was toned out to provide a station fill in for Franklin Fire and Rescue at Station 1 which was working a structure fire. E 20 responded and was released at 01:23  ...

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Minor MVA
Thu. Oct 14th 2010
At 19:20 Station 20 was toned out for a minor accident in the 1300 block of Carrsville Hwy. Brush 20 responded and after checking for hazards, turned scene over to deputies and was clear at 19:30.  ...

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Stand By
Thu. Oct 14th 2010
At 14:34 Station 20 was toned out to provide a station fill in for Franklin Fire and Rescue at Station 1 which was working a structure fire. E 20 responded and was released at 17:08.  ...

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Vehicle Rollover
Sat. Oct 9th 2010
At 12:53 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA on Colosse Road approx. 1.5 miles from Carrsvile Hwy, same location as incident one hour before. With Engine 20 at training in Franklin, 202 requested that Suffolk Station 7 be called for assistance.  202 arrived on scene and ...

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Single MVA
Sat. Oct 9th 2010
At 11:36 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA on Colosse Road approx. 1.5 miles from Carrsvile Hwy. With Engine 22  responding 202 arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle in the ditch. After checking for injuries, none found, the scene was turned over to deputies.&...

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Car vs Tree
Fri. Oct 1st 2010
At 05:57 Station 20 was toned out for a vehicle that had struck a tree in the 34000 block of Union Camp Drive. Engine 20  responded and upon arrival reported a vehicle partially under a tree that was across the road. After checking for injuries, none found, the veh...

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Fall
Fri. Oct 1st 2010
At 17:16 Station 20 was toned out for a fall near the intersection of Walters Hwy and Burdette Road. Engine 20 and Windsor Vol Rescue responded. Upon arrival  Deputy Chief 202 reported that the patient had fallen from a ladder and advised WVRS that Nightingale should be put on stand by. Up...

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Commisioner's Corner

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! 


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Holiday & Winter Home Safety

The holidays and winter months present their own specific safety considerations in the home. Learn how to protect yourself and your family by minimizing the risk of fires and other hazards.

Heating the Home

Fireplaces

At the beginning of each winter season, get your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional before using it. Buildup in the chimney can cause a fire if it is not properly cleaned.

Portable Heaters & Space Heaters

Make sure all heaters are in safe working condition. Place space heaters at least three feet away from anything that could catch fire, including paper, clothing, and furniture. (Do not use heaters to dry clothing.)

Small children and pets should not be left alone with heaters. Make sure to turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.

Decorations

When choosing decorations for your home avoid materials with the following characteristics:

  • Sharp or breakable.
  • Leaded.
  • Flammable or combustible.
  • Anything that a child could swallow or inhale or might be tempted to eat.

Candles

If you decorate with candles, keep them away from decorations, evergreens, or other combustible materials. Never place candles on trees.

Keep candles in stable holders where they cannot be knocked over. Do not leave children unattended with lighted candles.

General Precautions

Following these tips can help make life safer year-round, not just during the holidays.

  • Keep candles, matches, and lighters out of the reach of children.
  • Install at least one smoke alarm on each level of your home, including near sleeping areas.
  • Keep fire extinguishers in the kitchen, laundry room, and garage. An extinguisher with an ABC rating can fight fires caused by paper, wood, cloth, flammable liquids, and electrical short circuits.
  • Make a family plan for fire emergencies. Practice your escape plan.
  • Use your common sense. Identify potential danger spots in your home and take the proper precautions.

Recent Calls

Sun. Jun 23rd 2013
Head on Collision

At 08:05 Station 20 was dispatched to an MVA with injuries at the intersection of Carrsville Hwy and Union Camp Dr. E-22 resp...

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Tue. May 28th 2013
MVA

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
MVA

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 to ...

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