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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
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Total 68 141

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



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Minor MVA
Tue. Feb 22nd 2011
At 13:17 Station 20 was toned out for a minor MVA at the intersection of Carrsville Hwy and Jamestown Ln. Engine 20 responded, arrived on scene and reported a minor rear end collision with no injuries or hazards. After turning scene over to deputies, all units were ...

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Vehicle vs Concrete Post
Sun. Feb 20th 2011
At 01:25 Station 20 was toned for a vehicle striking gas pump, with fluids leaking, in the 1000 block of Carrsville Hwy. Engine 20 responded and upon arrival reported vehicle had struck a concrete post and was leaking wa...

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Assist with Brush Fire and Back Fill
Sat. Feb 19th 2011
At 16:47 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 Holland Corner Rd. and Engine 20 responded to Station 7. All Station 20 units were released at 18:48.  ...

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Back Fill
Wed. Feb 16th 2011
At 14:29 Station 20 was toned out to provide an engine to back fill Suffolk Station 7. Engine 20 and Brush 20 responded.  Station 20 units were clear at 15:54.  ...

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Automactic Alarm
Sun. Feb 13th 2011
At 13:13 Station 20 was toned out for an automatic fire alarm in the 10000 block of Joyners Bridge Rd.. Engine 20, and Engine 22 responded. Upon arrival E20 reported moderate smoke in the residence caused by a pan on the stove left unattended. After using fan to&nb...

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MVA
Wed. Feb 9th 2011
At 17:33 Station 20 was toned out for a vehicle in the ditch in the 8000 block of Joyners Bridge Road. Engine 20 responded, arrived on scene and reported single vehicle in the ditch with no injuries or hazards. All units were clear at 17:58.  ...

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Overturned vehicle
Wed. Feb 9th 2011
At 00:41 Station 20 was toned out for an overturned vehicle, in the ditch, in the 6000 block of Carrsville Hwy. Engine 20 responded, arrived on scene and reported single vehicle overturned in the ditch. Patient care was provided and turned over to FFR Medic 4. All units were...

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Fire Alarm
Wed. Feb 2nd 2011
At 05:40 Station 20 was toned out for a automatic fire alarm in the 200 block of Pocahontas Ave. Alarm company contacted central dispatch and canceled before response.  ...

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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! 


Officer's Corner

 

Sharing the Road Safely with School Buses 

School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school. The reality of school bus safety is that more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers. Most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related crashes are pedestrians, four to seven years old, who are hit by the bus or by motorists illegally passing a stopped school bus. For this reason, it is necessary to know the proper laws and procedures for sharing the road safely with school buses:

 All 50 states have a law making it illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop to load or unload children. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off the bus. All 50 states require that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus. While state laws vary on what is required on a divided roadway, in all cases, traffic behind the school bus (traveling in the same direction) must stop. The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus. Be alert. Children are unpredictable. Children walking to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street. Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences.


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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