New Delivery - Atlantic V.F.R.C.

Monday, July 28, 2014  The Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company (Station 4) is pleased to announce that the new "Tanker 4-7" was recently placed into service. The new apparatus is a 2014 Freightliner / Pierce Elliptical Tanker. It is powered by 450 HP Detroit Diesel - DD13 motor, coupled to an Allison EV4000 series automatic transmission. Fire suppression compliment includes a 750 GPM Hale pump featuring pump and roll capabilities, 2500 gallon water tank, three (3) automatic air assisted dump chutes with 10" dumps on each side and a 12" rear dump chute, two (2) pre-connected attack lines and a 2500 gallon portable folding tank on a ZICO electric lift bracket. Other features include Atlantic's traditional white over lime-green color scheme, LED emergency & D.O.T. lighting package, Whelen traffic advisor, rear-vision and side vision cameras with a LCD full color display, air ride cab with air ride driver and officer seating, climate controlled cab, Real-Wheel stainless steel wheel covers and a heavy-duty Walking Beam rear suspension. The unit was purchased through Brian Bashista of Atlantic Emergency Solutions. It replaced an aging 1975 Ford LT-800 tanker that was refurbished by 4-Guys in 1986.



Station 6 ~ Control Burn

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Station 6 (Bloxom) conducted a controled burn of a structure at the owners request located on Lankford Highway in Gargatha. Stations 7 (Parksley) & 1 (New Church assisted with the burn.



Parksley ~ Brush Fire

Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:18 Station 7 (Parksley) dispatched for a reported control burn out of control.




Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:29 Stations 9 (Onancock), 10 (Melfa), 18 (Onley) and 8 (Tasley) were dispatched for a residential structure fire at 26242 Savageville Road. Companies arrived to find a single wide house trailer fifty percent involved. Crews stretched two 1 3/4 inch handlines and conducted an interior attack on the fire. Extensive overhaul was required. Station 11 (Wachapreague) was added to the assignment due to unresponsive and understaffed apparatus. Station 7 (Parksley) was added for EMS response. Deputy Chief 9 (Truitt) had the Command and DPS 3 (Loomis) had Operations.

Units operating on scene were Engine 95, Engine 106, Tanker 108, Tanker 8-7, Engine 8-5, Engine 11-5, Tanker 11-7, Medic 7-2, DPS 3, DPS 1, Accomack County Sheriffs Office. Medic 18-1 responded after clearing an EMS call.



Clam ~ Control Burn

Monday, July 7, 2014  Station 7 (Parksley) conducted a controlled burn of an abandoned structure in Clam. Station 8 (Tasley) assisted.



Structure Fire - Tangier Island

Thursday, July 3, 2014  Station 21 (Tangier) was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Hilda Crockett Lane. Units arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from the rear of Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House Restaurant, with fire extending up the rear wall and into the attic. Personnel were advised of possible entrapment on the second floor; however, a primary search proved negative. The occupants were soon accounted for; they had exited the structure prior to the fire. (The business also serves as a Bed and Breakfast with several rental rooms throughout the structure). The fire was placed under control within 15 minutes of arrival. Deputy Chief 21 (D. Pruitt) had command of the incident. Six (6) firefighters were treated and released on the scene for heat exhaustion. The owner's have plans to rebuild/repair the damaged building and re-open the historic landmark as soon as possible. The fire originated as a grease fire in the kitchen.

Units on scene: Engine 21-4, Engine 21-6, Ambulance 21-2, DPS 66 (Pruitt-Parks), and Tangier Police Department.



Field Fire - Sanford

Sunday, June 29, 2014 13:45 Station 5 (Saxis) was dispatched for a field fire in the area of Holdens Creek Road and Porterville Lane, near Sanford. Brush 5 arrived on location to find two (2) acres involved of cut wheat. Assistant Chief 5 (B. Shreaves) had command of the incident. The fire was quickly contained, however units remained on the scene for approximately 2 hours checking for extension.

Units on the scene: Brush 5, Tanker 5-7; Ambulance 201; Sprint 1.



Modest Town ~ Control Burn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  Station 6 (Bloxom) conducted a controlled burn of an abandoned structure on Metompkin Road in Modest Town. Stations 7 (Parksley), 4 (Atlantic), and 8 (Tasley) assisted.



Onancock ~ Field Fire

Monday, June 23, 2014  Station 9 (Onancock) was alerted for a vehicle fire located in a field on Green Top Drive off of Plantation Road. The incident was quickly upgraded due to the fast fire spread through uncut wheat. Additional units and manpower where brought to the scene from The Va. Dept. of Forestry as well as stations 8 (Tasley), 18 (Onley), 10 (Melfa), 7 (Parksley), And 6 (Bloxom). Chief 9 (A. James) was in command of the incident. DPS-3 (C. Pruitt) handled operations.



Fire/EMS Display - Trails End

Sunday, June 22, 2014  The Chincoteague Bay - Trails End Association, located in Horntown hosted a Fire/EMS display at the facility on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Several local fire and EMS agencies attended the event including: New Church Vol. Fire & Rescue (Station 1), Greenbackville Vol. Fire Department (Station 2), Chincoteague Vol. Fire Company (Station 3) and Atlantic Vol. Fire & Rescue (Station 4). Also attending was the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, which displayed and demonstrated "Trooper 4", based in Salisbury, Maryland. The new state-of-the-art helicopter is one of ten (10) AgustaWestland AW-139 models which were recently delivered to MSP. 



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