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 video monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries.
Mold can develop on the product, posing a health risk to individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
Tabs on the hooks attaching the rope cocking device to the crossbow string can break and cause the rope to recoil.
The fork axle on Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bicycles can crack.
The clear surface coating on the bracelets and necklaces contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The lead solder exterior base of the bottles contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children can can cause adverse health issues.
The water dispensers can overheat, causing internal parts to melt and smoke. This poses burn and fire hazards.
The locking mechanism on PATRULL-line safety gates and safety gate extensions can open unexpectedly.
The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top.
The lamps can short circuit due to defective sockets.
The system can burst near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank.
The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall.
The front floor boards can be punctured by a foreign object.
The bolt below the seat can crack, posing a fall hazard.
The front wheel can become loose and detach, posing crash and fall hazards.
The shoulder snaps on the baby swaddles and sleeping bags can break or detach.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
When ignited, the device can burst and spread sparks and pyrotechnic materials outward instead of upward as intended.
The nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
The ROVs can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures and catch fire.
The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
The mounting ring on the OMP M-100 digital hanging bow scales for archery and hunting can break during use.
The battery packs can overheat.
Hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection.
The cover can come off during normal use, exposing high voltage components and posing an electrical shock hazard.
The fabric discs from the tentacles of the octopus rattle can detach.
The Closer to Nature warmers can overheat and catch on fire.
Consumers with Chinese-made laminate flooring are encouraged to request free test kit.
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually
The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.
The back leg of the chairs can bend and the seat tabs or screws on the seat can loosen. When loose, pinch points between the seat and steel frame are created.
The USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys can overheat.
The surge protectors can short curcuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posting a shock or fire hazard.
The body armor can fail to meet performance requirements for Level III body armor, allowing a bullet to penetrate.
The handgun security safes can be opened without the use of a combination allowing unauthorized access to a handgun.
The screen-printing on the fabric of the butterfly chairs and swings contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
The front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard.
The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Hundreds of reports of the Chadwick bunk bed’s side mattress support rails cracking or breaking, resulting in eight injuries.
The pneumatic lifting mechanism can pinch or break fingers during assembly or use.
The mugs handle can break.
The "Slider Bracelet" in the jewelry making kit contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The boombox can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
Vehicle modification or electronic failure can result in a short circuit.
The voltage detectors can give a false or “no voltage” reading when being used to test live wires for electric current.
The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The sanders can short circuit.
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.
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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