Recent Calls
Sat. Jan 3rd 2015
Mutual Aid Structure Fire

At approximately 14:30 hours, Station 20 was tapped out for a Tanker to respond to assist the City of Suffolk with a wor...

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Fri. Jan 2nd 2015
Single Vehicle Accident

At approximately 23:20, Station 20 was dispatched to a single vehicle accident unknown injuries in the 1100 block of Carrsvil...

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Sat. Dec 27th 2014
Residential Structure Fire

At approximately 1900 hours Stations 20 & 40 were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 33000 block of H...

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News Headlines
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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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
Model 60517 mowers with a 17-inch mowing deck can start when the key is not in the starting position.
The front wheel hub can break and cause the disc brake system to fail on model year 2015 Fury Elite and Fury Expert downhill mountain bikes.
The plastic around the base of the light bulb can melt, posing a burn hazard.
The youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes.
The locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade, posing a laceration hazard.
The wiring in the plug-in dimming and on/off switch modules is incorrectly installed.
The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard.
The ranges’ ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
The top and bottom roller chains in the winch can break, causing the winch and marine lift to fail.
The weld joining the front leg to the main frame can break.
The burner flame can go out while the gas is turned on. This can allow gas to escape and poses fire and burn hazards.
The stainless steel trim below the range control panel can have a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
The cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the consumer. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup.
The cup sleeves can ignite, if microwaved.
The rubber boots' snake guard can fail to protect the wearer’s feet from a snake bite.
After the safety has been re-engaged, the crossbows can fire under certain circumstances if a consumer pulls the trigger, posing an injury hazard.
The snow shovel's shaft and blade can come apart causing it to be unable to be used to rescue avalanche victims.
The weld joint attaching the stool seat to the center post can break.
The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
When reclined, the furniture can tip forward if the consumer exits without bringing the chair to an upright position, posing a fall hazard.
The hat can detach from the policeman's head and pose a choking hazard to young children.
The grey paint on the cribs and furniture exceed federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.
The rectangular switch used to operate the reclining function on various models of power reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The handle of the axe can crack, allowing the axe head to come loose, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.
The bicycle's brakes can fail, posing a crash hazard.
The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
The end caps can be removed and expose small parts that pose a choking hazard to small children and internal components that pose a risk of laceration.
Both the metal and plastic styles of 36-volt and 48-volt rechargeable lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch fire.
Whistler Recalls Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply Units Due to Fire Hazard
The children's pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.
The aluminum wand used with Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Away series upright vacuums can disconnect from the vacuum cleaner’s handle and remain energized.
Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
An open quick release lever on the front wheel hub can contact the front disc brake, stop the bike suddenly and cause a crash. Serious injuries reported.
The recalled AG Hair "Sweet Heat" brand hair dryers do not have immersion protection devices, which guard against electrocution or shock, if immersed in water.
Battery packs sold with computers and separately can overheat.
Liners can overheat when charging, posing a fire hazard.
The women’s silk scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a burn hazard to consumers.
The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Wire-edged ribbon used in the blanket's ribbon tags can become exposed.
Mowers were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which can cause the blade to break, resulting in an injury hazard.
The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
The Expert Gardener blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
The Husky Securelock vertical bike hook can unexpectedly detach and allow the bike to fall. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.
The toys contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal standard for lead content.
The rear wheels can loosen and cause the rear end of the vehicle to wobble or the rear wheels to come off and cause the vehicle to crash, resulting an injury or death hazard.
The mattresses and foundations fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard, posing a fire hazard.
The children's pajamas sets by Smooth Industries violates federal flammability standards. This poses a risk of burn injuries to children.
Home Depot’s Hampton Bay-branded Niles Park Collection patio set rocking chair can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The Stokke Trailz stroller handle can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the infant.
The metal wires on the cages can break, posing a facial impact or laceration hazard.
On some 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-gallon gas water heaters, the flame arrestor or flame arrestor plate can fail.
The shade's chain or cord loop can slip out of the hold-down device, posing a strangulation hazard for small children.
The children's pajamas and robes fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The bolt used to affix the aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
The wood chairs, also sold as bistro sets, can unexpectedly tip over when a consumer sits on the edge of the seat, posing a fall hazard.
The elevator can operate while the gate door is open and can result in serious injury.
In finished knit or crochet items, the yarn can unravel or snag and form a loop, posing an entanglement hazard to young children.
A relay inside the creamer dispensers can overheat.
The pull chain on the model 70242 glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.
The red wooden knobs on the rocker's steering panel console can detach.
The youth lougewear pants fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
The Kids Korner fleece hooded sweatshirt zipper pull can detach.
The four styles of "cheeky" phrase teacups are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the gold paint accents can spark, posing a fire hazard.
The Tronic system, can unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, not allowing the boot to release from the binding, posing a fall or injury hazard.
The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
The muffler on the engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
The trigger switch could fail and the unit not turn off, posing an injury hazard.
The interior fan of the Turbo Tool accessory can break and eject from the housing.
The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The lamp can overheat and spark when plugged in, posing a fire hazard.
The wire supports on the sides of the bassinet can disconnect causing the fabric sides to lower; posing a risk that infants can fall out or become entrapped and suffocate.
A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open.
The wheel hub can separate or break and eject pieces during inflation, posing a risk of injury to the consumer and bystanders.
The heating element can fail to properly adhere to the cooktop.
A towel or other item covering the seat of an empty tub can cause the seat to overheat.
The hub holding the Fanimation Brewmaster Ceiling fan blades can separate while operating in reverse. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.
The tools plastic end cap can fly off from the product with force either during use or while in storage, posing an impact hazard.
The glass shaker can break or shatter unexpectedly.
The motor that turns the color disc can overheat, posing the risk of a fire.
The bicycle helmet cannot properly protect from falls, posing a head injury. The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards.
The battery pack can overheat, split apart and melt the battery pack's enclosure, posing a fire hazard.
The hub flange ring on the front hub can fail and cause rider to crash.
The front fork pistons can become stuck within the fork leg and cause the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.
The Kidde Zytel disposable fire extinguishers can fail to fully discharge during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
The System Sensor i4 Series COSMO-2W and COSMO-4 combination smoke/CO alarms can fail to detect carbon monoxide in the home. This poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The handlebars on the 2014 Marin MBX 50 and Tiny Trails bicycles can loosen and separate while in use. This can cause the rider to lose control.
The seat can dislodge, allowing the seat and child to fall, and the chair can fall on a child crawling underneath the seat.
The wheels of the airplane, and the balls at the tip of the butterfly’s antenna can detach.
The chandelier’s screw collar that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling mount can break causing the chandelier to fall and injure bystanders.
The robes and owl print footed pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear.
The back plate can detach when removing the heater from the outlet.
The die-case metal cars may have sharp edges that pose a laceration hazard.
The tube of the pouch topper that screws onto the food pouch can separate from the round base, posing a choking hazard to young children
The handlebar on the Quadski and Quadski XL can fail and cause the operator to lose control of steering and braking.
The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil.
The plastic menorah can catch fire if candles are allowed to burn to the base of the menorah.
CEROS 550 5-inch, CEROS 650 6-inch and CEROS 680 6-inch electric sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
The aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall and suffer serious injuries.
The handle attachment on five models of Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines can detach during use.
The wand that controls the chair's movements can overheat.
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

 

 

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 400 people die annually of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless vapor that is sometimes produced by gas furnaces and space heaters. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include nausea, dizziness, severe headache, confusion, and unconsciousness. If you notice these symptoms in yourself or a family member, go to the emergency room right away.

If you have a central gas heater, use gas-powered space heaters, or have a fireplace, install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. These inexpensive devices, which are available from retailers like Target and Amazon, provide a warning if you have elevated carbon monoxide levels in your home. Even if you already have detectors, make sure they are in proper working order and change the batteries so you can be certain that they're fresh.

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Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 27
Carrsville, VA 23315
Non-Emergency: 757-569-9723
Emergency: 911