|Wed. Sep 21st 2016|
MVA- Possible Entrapment 9/21/16
At approximately 0445 hours, station 20 was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with possible entrapment near the interse...
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|Mon. Sep 5th 2016|
MVA with Injuries
At approximately 1345 hours, Station 20 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Joyner's Bridge...
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|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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|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|
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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At 22:40 Station 20 was toned out to provide support to Suffolk Station 7 with a brush fire and an engine to stand by at Station 7. Brush 20 responded to Trumpet Ln. and Engine 20 responded to Station 7. All Station 20 units were released at 01:01.
At 08:33 Station 20 was toned out for a automatic fire alarm in the 200 block of Pocahontas Ave. Engine 20 responded and while in route was canceled by dispatch per the alarm company. All units were clear at 08:37.
At 00:02 Station 20 was toned out to provide a station fill in for Franklin Fire and Rescue at Station 1 which was working a structure fire. E 20 responded and was released at 01:23
At 12:53 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA on Colosse Road approx. 1.5 miles from Carrsvile Hwy, same location as incident one hour before. With Engine 20 at training in Franklin, 202 requested that Suffolk Station 7 be called for assistance. 202 arrived on scene a...
At 11:36 Station 20 was toned out for a MVA on Colosse Road approx. 1.5 miles from Carrsvile Hwy. With Engine 22 responding 202 arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle in the ditch. After checking for injuries, none found, the scene was turned over to deputie...
At 05:57 Station 20 was toned out for a vehicle that had struck a tree in the 34000 block of Union Camp Drive. Engine 20 responded and upon arrival reported a vehicle partially under a tree that was across the road. After checking for injuries, none found, the ...
At 17:16 Station 20 was toned out for a fall near the intersection of Walters Hwy and Burdette Road. Engine 20 and Windsor Vol Rescue responded. Upon arrival Deputy Chief 202 reported that the patient had fallen from a ladder and advised WVRS that Nightingale should be put on stand by....
Greetings from the membership at Carrsville VFD! Sorry it has taken so long to update my column. Every time I think I can sit down and write an update, something always seems to come up! We are very excited to announce that our new Tanker should be in the station within the next 5 to 7 days! If you are in the area, please stop by and take a look! We are proud to add this 2016 Pierce/Kenworth tanker to our fleet. With this truck, we upped our water supplied by the tanker from 1800 gallons to 3000 gallons. This tanker will be fully funded by donations from the community. As you may know, we have been budgeting for a replacement tanker in the County budget for the last 4 years. As the years passed, the tanker kept getting bumped out due to financial hardships the County faced. We were faced with spending thousands of dollars on upgrades, rebuilding and maintenance or order a new truck. We decided that if we spent a lot of money on the old truck, we would still have a 25-year-old truck. We opted to put the money into a new truck. Over the coming years, we will be making annual payments to retire the debt. We hope when members ask for support for dinners, bbq’s and other fund raisers you will help out. This is all done for our community! Because of our efforts, we were able to lower the ISO rating for our community. This means you will be spending less on homeowner’s insurance. By working together, we all benefit! We look forward to continue serving you for many years to come!
~~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.