Sunday, December 1, 2013 11:26
Stations 4 (Atlantic), 6 (Bloxom), 1 (New Church), 7 Parksley), 5 (Saxis), 3 (Chincoteague) and 20 (Oak Hall) were dispatched for a reported commercial structure fire at 11224 Lankford Highway, Tyson Foods. Chief 4 (D. Grant ) established command with flames visible from the roof and special requested Worcester Tower 1 (Pocomoke City) to respond. Crews laddered the building and stretched a hand-line to the roof. The fire with was quickly contained & extinguished. Units were on scene for about an hour.
Friday, November 29, 2013 02:17
Stations 7 (Parksley), 6 (Bloxom), 8 (Tasley), & 18 (Onley) were dispatched for a reported structure fire on Parksley Road. Station 9 (Onancock) was added to the assignment. Units arrived on scene to find fire venting from a rear window and the peak of the roof. Chief 7 (Kelly) established command and directed crews to begin an interior attack. Crews operated on scene for about 4 hours. VSP is handling the investigation. ANEC was also on scene to control utilities.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Station 10 was alerted for an accident with injury near 28296 Bobtown Road in Melfa. Two patients were transported to Riverside Shore Momorial.
Friday, November 22, 2013
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Stations 16 (Northampton),13 (Exmore),17 (Eastville), and 12 (Painter) were dispatched for a residential structure fire on Birdsnest Drive, Nassawadox. Assistant Chief 16 arrived on location, assumed command, and reported an abandoned single wide trailer on the ground located on Joynes Road off of Birdsnest Drive. Engine 17-5 provided initial fire attack and engine ops. Tankers 13-7 and 17-7 provided water. 13-1,13-4, and EMS-3 were in staging area, crew from 13-4 assisted with fire extinguishment. ANEC was also on location.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 1506
Worcester County (MD) dispatched Stations 200 (Stockton) and 100 (Pocomoke City) with a MVC with injuries involving a piece of farm machinery in the 400 block of Swans Gut Road, near the Maryland-Virginia state line. Greenbackville Deputy Chief 2 (R. Hill) arrived on location to find a vehicle versus sprayer with entrapment and requested aviation due to mechanism of injury and a possible extended extrication. Stockton and Pocomoke units arrived and command was established by Stockton Officer 252 (C. Riddleburger). Worcester advised aviation was down due to weather. Command requested additional resources from Station 100 (Pocomoke) and Accomack County Station 2 (Greenbackville). Personnel extricated both patients in the passenger vehicle and they were transported by Pocomoke City & Snow Hill EMS with non life-threatening injuries. The operator of the farm sprayer was not injured.
Operating on scene: (Stockton) Rescue-Engine 2, Engine 202; (Pocomoke City) 100 Paramedic 1, 100 A-3, Rescue 1, Engine 102, Command 1; (Snow Hill) Paramedic unit; (Greenbackville) Ambulance 2-1; and (Accomack County DPS) Sprint 1. Additionally, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Worcester County Roads and the Worcester County Special Hazards team assisted on the scene.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Eastern Shore Hazardous Materials Response Team held a drill at the Eastern Shore Regional Fire Training Center. Personnel were instructed on the proper use of the newly obtained propane flaring kit. (The flaring kit is used to mediate emergency situations by remotely burning off the contents of a tank that has been damaged).
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The NASA - Wallops Flight Facility Fire Department recently placed into service a new 2013 Oshkosh Striker 3000 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit. The apparatus is equipped with a 1,950 gpm pump, 3,000 gallon water tank, 420 gallon foam tank and a 500 lb. dry chemical system. Firefighting capabilities also include a 1200 gpm roof turret, 1200 gpm bumper turret, under truck nozzles and a structural panel. Special features include an automatic tire-inflation system, FLIR camera, 5 KW generator and LED lighting. The new unit, designated 25-10 is housed at Fire Station 25 (Wallops Main Base) and joins two (2) other identical Striker 3000 units that were delivered in 2007.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 07:17
Station 6 (Bloxom) was alerted for a single vehicle into the woods on Lankford Highway in Mappsville. Units arrived to find there were no injuries.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The members and family of the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company celebrated their 60th anniversary.
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