|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!
Here are some winter fire safety tips that you should keep in mind:
Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, etc. do not burn. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon Monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in residential properties.
Most of the U.S. is at risk for winter storms, which can cause dangerous and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Blinding wind-driven snow, extreme cold, icy road conditions, downed trees and power lines can all wreak havoc on our daily schedules. Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, and heating equipment is involved in one of every six reported home fires, and one in every five home fire deaths.
Portable generators are useful during power outages, however, many homeowners are unaware that the improper use of portable generators can be risky. The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards.
December is the peak time of year for home candle fires; the top four days for home candle fires are New Year’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve. Each year between 2009 and 2013, an average of 25 home candle fires were reported each day.
Electrical home fires are a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Roughly half of all home electrical fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment, while nearly another half involved other known types of equipment like washer or dryer fans, and portable or stationary space heaters.