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Brush Fire 03-27-2017

At approximately 0445 hours, Station 20 was dispatched to a possible brush fire in the 32500 block of Airport Dr. Brush 20, T...

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Wed. Sep 21st 2016
MVA- Possible Entrapment 9/21/16

At approximately 0445 hours, station 20 was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with possible entrapment near the interse...

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Mon. Sep 5th 2016
MVA with Injuries

At approximately 1345 hours, Station 20 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Joyner's Bridge...

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Mon. Dec 22nd 2014
2014 Urbana Firemans Parade

On November 7th, 2014 Carrsville Members Hunter Alexander, Tyler Butler, Lynn Duke, Frankie Hasty Attended the Urbana Oy...

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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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"Protecting the Village since 1957"

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It is with sadness we report the passing of Mr. Walter Johnson, last surviving charter member.

 

Walter , 89, passed away January 15, 2018. He was born in Suffolk, formerly Nansemond County, on August 21, 1928 and was a 1947 graduate of Carrsville High School. After school he and his brother, Elliott, formed a partnership (Johnson and Johnson) and farmed together for 35 years. During their farming years they were awarded trophies seven different years for growing the most peanuts per acre. When Walter and Elliott’s sons completed their education and returned home, they decided to end their partnership. Walter then formed a corporation known as Johnson Farms, Inc., with his son Edward. They farmed together for 20 years.

Walter was a lifelong member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and a trustee. He was the last surviving member of the Men’s Bible Class and he served as co-chairman of the Building Committee.

He was a member of the Virginia National Guard for seven years and a member of the Carrsville Ruritan Club for over 55 years serving a term as President. Walter served as chairman of the Public Service Committee of the Ruritan Club during the organization of the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department. A charter member of the CVFD since 1957 he served in various capacities. After fifty years of service, he was voted a life member. Walter was the last surviving charter member of the CVFD. He also served on the FSA Committee and the Virginia Peanut Growers Association.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Rachel Daughtrey Johnson. He was the son of the late Jessie F. and Bertie Mae Johnson and was preceded in death by three brothers: Roy Lee, Jessie Edward and Elliott.

He leaves three sons to cherish his memory: Raymond Harrell Johnson (Nancy) of Richmond, Thomas Wayne Johnson (Rae) of Stafford and Edward Allen Johnson (Carol) of Suffolk, six grandchildren: Melanie, Mary Frances, Rebecca Mundy (Joe), Catherine, Adam (LeighAnn) and Chelsea Johnson and four great grandchildren, Adam, Jr., Lily, Lennon and Justin.

The funeral will be held at 3 PM Saturday January 20, 2018 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren L. Johnson and Pastor Matthew J. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at Wright Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers and at Walter’s request, memorials may be made to the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3593 Carrsville Hwy., Franklin, VA 23851 or to the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 27, Carrsville, VA 23315. www.wrightfuneralhome.org

 
Shrimp Feast 2017
 
Thanks for helping make the party a success. Without your support it would not have been possible. Also a special thanks to our sponsors:
  • Jack Jrs Towing and Auto Repair
  • Moore Designs and Embroidery
  • Indika Farms
  • TCO Farms
  • Saunders Trucking
  • Gwaltney Dentistry
  • Allstate
 
Be on the lookout for the next year's gathering.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Looking for a good pumper to add to your arsenal?
Check out Engine 21's specs in our Apparatus Gallery and contact us for more information
 
 
 

According to Section 7-12 of the County Code, during the period beginning February 15 and ending April 30 of each year, burning is permitted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.  The following guidelines are recommended for safety and fire prevention.

  • Debris is to be far enough away from streets, roads, or highways so that smoke will not impede drivers’ vision.

  • The burn area is to be no larger than five (5) feet in diameter.

  • A water source/equipment to place dirt on the fire must be present.

  • Fire must be attended at all times.

 

You should replace CO alarms every five years and smoke alarms every 10 years so be sure to check their expiration dates when you change the batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Commisioner's Corner

Greetings from the membership at Carrsville VFD!   Sorry it has taken so long to update my column.    Every time I think I can sit down and write an update, something always seems to come up!    We are very excited to announce that our new Tanker should be in the station within the next 5 to 7 days!   If you are in the area, please stop by and take a look!    We are proud to add this 2016 Pierce/Kenworth tanker to our fleet.   With this truck, we upped our water supplied by the tanker from 1800 gallons to 3000 gallons.   This tanker will be fully funded by donations from the community.    As you may know, we have been budgeting for a replacement tanker in the County budget for the last 4 years.   As the years passed, the tanker kept getting bumped out due to financial hardships the County faced.   We were faced with spending thousands of dollars on upgrades, rebuilding and maintenance or order a new truck.  We decided that if we spent a lot of money on the old truck, we would still have a 25-year-old truck.   We opted to put the money into a new truck.   Over the coming years, we will be making annual payments to retire the debt.    We hope when members ask for support for dinners, bbq’s and other fund raisers you will help out.   This is all done for our community!    Because of our efforts, we were able to lower the ISO rating for our community.   This means you will be spending less on homeowner’s insurance.    By working together, we all benefit!    We look forward to continue serving you for many years to come!

Officer's Corner

Here are some grilling tips that you should keep in mind:


     

SAFETY TIPS

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be

            used outdoors.

  • The grill should be placed well away from the

            home, deck railings and out from under eaves and

            overhanging branches.

  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away

            from the grill area.

  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat

            buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before

             lighting it.

 

     

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