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
Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned.
The mattress pads fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses and mattress pads.
The loop at the top of the chandelier can break causing the chandelier to fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release.
The control panel on the Performance Platinum water heaters can overheat.
The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork.
The chairs can collapse unexpectedly.
The rims can cause the brake pads to wear out unexpectedly.
The kick plates of the Louigi and Tate counter stools can have a sharp edge.
The throttle cable can be pinched during packaging, causing the tiller tines to rotate unexpectedly when the lever is not engaged.
The gate closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.
The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber.
The recalled dressers are unstable, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children.
Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The camming devices can come apart during use and fail.
The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off.
An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly.
The seat post can break.
The hinge used to fold the dash v5 stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller.
The menorahs can melt when the candles are burning.
The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose.
The steering shaft can break and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle.
The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder.
The rattle seams can separate, exposing fiber stuffing and bell rattle.
The waist buckle can break.
The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder.
The frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard.
The bedside sleepers fail to meet mandatory federal requirements for these products.
The front door can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use.
The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control.
The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip.
The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow.
The heating element can fail and rupture, posing shock and burn hazards to the user.
The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard.
The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube.
The snow blowers can overheat.
The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles.
The drywall lifts can fail during use, causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator.
Parts of the wooden toys can become detached, resulting in small pieces that can pose a choking hazard to young children.
The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers.
The Impel and Impel 2 power packs’ lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch on fire during charging.
The red button on the Moogy plush toy’s left pocket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The chair can tip over when leaning back.
The injectors can have small metal shavings left inside during the manufacturing process.
When the seat peg is not fully engaged the seat can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child.
Water can get into the throttle cable and if it freezes during cold weather, the ice can prevent the throttle from returning to idle.
The helmet's plastic shell can crack where the straps attach, causing the helmet to shift and move on the wearer's head.
The lithium-ion batteries can overheat.
The fastener at the neck of the bat cape can fail to detach readily during use.
The band charging ports can produce an electrical charge to exposed skin
The rings can unexpectedly crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard to children.
All Niposul and NipoFlorida Elegance, Elegance Gold, and Evolution mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses.
The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk.
The T-shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury to consumers.
The lounge wear fails to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The backrest can crack and detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.
When configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm.
The round plastic beads can break, posing a choking hazard.
The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
A nylon runner with a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape) will fail in normal use.
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.
The blue flywheel can shatter while in use and throw metal pieces into the air.
Cables damaged during manufacturing can come in contact with the metal body of the lamp.
The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard.
SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Quick Releases Due to Crash and Injury Hazards
The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.
The swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.
The backrest can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.
A wiring malfunction can result in the burners failing to shut off, posing a fire hazard.
The batteries inside the clock can overheat due to defective battery springs located at the bottom of the battery compartment.
The throttle can fail to return to idle causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.
The decorative wall plates can dislodge from the backplate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire.
The battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.
A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard.
The boiler can overheat and emit flue gases into the venting system and carbon monoxide can leak throughout the residence, posing a fire and carbon monoxide hazard to consumers.
Smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation and the glass in the door can break, posing a laceration hazard.
The left leg of the bicycle fork can crack above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard.
The chair seat can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The buttons on the front of the coat can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
A crimp in the zipline can fail allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.
The secondary reel can become stuck in the open position, causing the fit at the forefoot of the boot or tongue to loosen and posing a fall hazard.
The two-prong wall plug adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.
Mold can be present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
Mold can be present on the stems and bushes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
The power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
The recalled propane does not have sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers of a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.
The arm bar can bend or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to children.
The brakes can fail, posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.
The chairs can break at the base, posing fall hazard to the user.
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

~~Important spring cleaning home fire safety tips from the NFPA:

Fact: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
•Ensure smoke alarms are installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
•Test them at least once a month by pushing the test button.
•Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

Fact: The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.
•Clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
•Keep the area around your dryer clear of things that can burn, like boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing.

Fact: Most cooking fires in the home involve the stovetop.
•Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.
•Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.

Fact: Extension cord fires outnumbered fires beginning with permanent or detachable power cords by two-to-one.
•Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use.
•Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords.



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