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
The lithium-ion battery in the tablets can overheat.
The crib mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses.
The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses.
Sharp metal edges on the back of the boards can become exposed while removing mounted boards posing a laceration hazard.
The extendable roller rack can unexpectedly disengage when fully extended, posing a risk of burns to consumers.
Fuel can leak from the fuel fitting at the throttle body, posing a fire hazard.
Stitching on the face mask's harness can fail, causing the mask to loosen or come off.
The sweaters have a drawstring around the neck that poses a strangulation hazard to children if the drawstring gets entangled or caught on playground slides, school bus doors or other moving objects.
The strollers' and RubmleSeats' bumper bar poses a choking hazard when a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam.
The vehicle’s fuel pump retaining ring can leak, posing a fire hazard.
The mowers and garden tractors can expel projectiles which can injure consumers.
The tiller’s transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward, posing a risk of bodily injury and/or laceration.
The glass pitchers can break or leak, posing laceration and/or burn hazards to consumers if filled with hot tea.
The rear metal legs can bend unexpectedly and cause the chair to become unbalanced.
The blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers can tip-over if not anchored to the wall.
The seat post on five versions of the Acorn Superglide 120 stair lift can separate from the main seat support.
The battery can overheat and cause the night light to melt, posing a fire hazard.
The black plastic protective collar in the opening on the back of the trash receptacle can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge.
The thermal element in the TAFR can fail to operate, causing the users to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injury.
An improperly installed part can touch the camera’s circuit board, posing an electric shock risk to the user.
A metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall or suffer lacerations from the broken metal bracket.
The thermal probe in the base can conduct electricity throughout the cooker.
The Pedal Axle Extenders can break, and the rider can lose control.
The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped.
The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.
The motor on the Black Diamond, Pieps and POC brand airbag packs can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of an avalanche.
The front fork can break or detach, posing a crash hazard.
The sparklers burn faster and with a larger flame than normal and can burn down the stick towards users' hands.
Fuel can back up, creating unstable combustion and a pressure build up inside the firebox and glass can break, posing a laceration hazard.
The back of the firebox can bow out, posing a fire hazard.
The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.
The wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the pouch is pulled back and cause the body of the slingshot to snap back and strike the user.
The seam on the flotation device can leak air and deflate.
The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.
The front wheel hub on the golf cars and PTVs can crack causing the front wheels to detach, posing a crash hazard.
Non-conforming glass was used for the lens, which can shatter during normal use, posing an injury hazard.
The brake line and its components can come in contact with the clutch causing the brakes to fail, posing a risk of injury or death.
The red paint on the Little Digger toy frame contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.
When the elastic draw cord with a hard tip in the hood or around the neck area is pulled or caught on something and released, it can snap back, impact the face area and result in injury.
The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed.
The bolt in the fork can break or separate and cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle.
Neo Rok stools can break during use, posing a fall hazard.
The 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt heaters pose risk of electrical shock.
The front brakes can detach from fork during use.
The nylon strap can pull out from the plastic anchor, causing the user to lose balance and fall or the attached hardware to recoil and strike the user.
Hub caps on the wheels can break or come off the wheel, posing a choking hazard for young children.
The swing chairs can tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The multivitamin supplement tablets inside the non child-resistant bottles contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once.
The Tri-Vista metallic monogram mugs can spark if microwaved, posing a fire hazard.
The plastic restraint strap used to attach the furniture to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over onto a child.
The chews inside the non child-resistant package contain iron and can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple chews are ingested.
The hanging chairs can tip over when they face sideways and swing beyond the base.
Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The combustion chamber can be misaligned and heat the exterior walls of the water heater instead of the water.
The S1+ hardware can fail, resulting in an inablitity to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency even when appearing to function properly.
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.
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