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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
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Jan 9 25
Feb 5 15
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P.O. Box 27
Carrsville, VA 23315



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MVA
Sat. Mar 31st 2012
At 17:49 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA in the 32000 block of Walters Hwy. Medic 20 and Engine 20 responded. Carrsville 224 arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle in the ditch with no injuries or hazards. All units were clear at 17:57.  ...

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Brush Fire
Fri. Mar 30th 2012
At 17:32 Station 20 was toned out for a brush fire near the intersection of Carrsville Hwy and Walters Hwy. Brush 20 and Attack 20 responded and upon arrival reported a small brush fire. Fire was extinguished and homeowner was advised of the burn restrictions ...

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Structure Fire
Thu. Mar 22nd 2012
At 23:55 Station 20 was toned out for a possible structure fire in the 6000 block of Carrsville Hwy. Engine 20 responded and upon arrival spoke to the homeowner and reported a faulty outside light fixture . Power to the light was secured and ext...

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MVA
Sat. Mar 17th 2012
At 21:34 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA in the 32000 block of Green Oaks Lane. Engine 20, Medic 20 and EMS 20 responded and upon arrival reported a single vehicle in the ditch with minor damage and no injuries. After checking for hazards all units wer...

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Industrial Fire
Fri. Mar 16th 2012
At 13:38 Station 20 was toned out for a structure fire in the 34000 block of Union Camp Drive. Engine 20, Engine 22, Ladder 20 and Medic 20 responded, along with an engine and ladder from Franklin Fire and Rescue. 204 responded POV and upon arrival establ...

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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

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.


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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