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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Nationwide Fire News
This free report looks at after action reviews from major disasters of the past decade to gain insight into lessons learned. It identifies gaps and needs in first responder training and resources and presents solutions that serve to better prepare local-level fire services for all-hazard events and to interact with federal resources. The disasters studied were weather-related events that required responding firefighters to assume duties for which they were unprepared or for situations they never anticipated. Download Operational Lessons Learned in Disaster Response from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.
From 2010 to 2012, an estimated 25,000 vacant residential building fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year and caused an estimated 60 deaths, 225 injuries and $777 million in property loss. Our latest topical fire report looks at the characteristics of vacant residential building fires. Download this free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
From 2010 to 2012, an estimated 6,500 one- and two-family residential building fires originating in basements were reported annually by U.S. fire departments. These fires caused an estimated 65 deaths, 400 injuries and $278 million in property damage each year. Our latest topical fire report looks at the characteristics of home basement fires. Download the free report, along with an outreach handout to help prevent basement fires, from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This free report looks at fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities. It provides a basic understanding of the fire and emergency service culture, identifies individual and organizational behaviors that positively and negatively impact health and safety, and highlights focus areas for change by raising awareness about unsafe practices. Download the National Safety Culture Change Initiative report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov.
The risk from fire is not the same for everyone. In 2011, 3,415 deaths and 17,500 injuries in the U.S. were caused by fires. These casualties were not equally distributed across the U.S. population and the resulting risk of death or injury from fire was more severe for some groups. This topical fire report explores why different segments of society are at a greater risk from fire. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
These reports look at the characteristics of one- and two-family and multifamily home fires using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Sixty-five percent of all residential building fires occurred in one- and two-family homes, while 28 percent occurred in multifamily homes. Download the free reports from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report looks at firefighter injuries sustained at, responding to or returning from a fire incident, using data reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
This report addresses the characteristics of home heating fires caused by central heating units, fixed or portable local heating units, fireplaces, heating stoves, chimneys, and water heaters. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/reports.html.
With this toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration, you will learn about the five basic steps to create or enhance a fire safety education program for your community. Whether you are just getting started in fire safety education, or you are a seasoned educator, this toolkit will get you on your way to a successful program.
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