MVC - Parksley

Saturday, August 29, 2015 0534 Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched for a MVC with injuries at 20563 Lankford Highway, near the intersection of Orchard Road in Parksley. Units arrived on location to find two passenger vehicles and a motorcycle involved. Command was established by Chief 7 (P. Kelly). Command requested aviation and RSI for a priority 1 patient, and two (2) additional ambulances. A total of four (4) patients were transported to medical facilities. Traffic was controlled by Engine 75 and Brush 7. Virginia State Police, Accomack County Sheriff's Office and VDOT were also on location. Northbound Lankford Highway was shut down for an extended time during the incident.



Brush/Natural Cover Fire - Bloxom

Friday, August 28, 2015  Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched for a controlled burn out of control on Mitchell Drive near Nelsonia. Units arrived on location to find approximately half an acre of brush/natural cover on fire, as a result of an controlled burn, with exposures to a residential dwelling. DPS 61 (J. Taylor) was in command of the incident. Command requested the next due tanker to respond non-emergency. Units on scene: Engine 6-3, Brush 6, Ambulance 6-1; Tanker 8-7.



Controlled Burn - Parksley

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  Stations 7 (Parksley) and 6 (Bloxom) conducted a controlled burn of an abandoned house on Lankford Highway. Units operating: Engine 75, Brush 7, Rehab 7; Ladder 6 and Tanker 6-7.



Hero Night

Wednesday, August 5, 2015  The Eastern Shore Public Library presented Heros Night in Parksley!  Fire and Rescue units from Parksley, Tasley, and Onancock, the Accomack County Sherriff’s Office, VDOT and ANEC were on display. Ident-A-Kid kits were available and the Eastern Shore 911 communications center personnel were on site showing kids what to do in an emergency.



MVC ~ Parksley

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 0532 Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched for vehicle overturned and partially submerged in water on Youngs Creek Road in Parksley. 7-33 (M. Turner) arrived  on scene confirming no one in the vehicle and continued engine response. Engine 7-5 on scene with Chief 7 (P. Kelly) in command. Hazmat was requested to the scene for a small gas leak that was quickly controlled. 



Exmore - Commercial Structure Fire

Saturday, August 1, 2015 22:13 Stations 13 (Community), 16 (Northampton), 12 (Painter), 10 (Melfa), 11 (Wachapreague), 31 (NCEMS), 18 (Onley) and 9 (Onancock) were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire at 2555 Lankford Highway in Exmore, The Sage Diner. Engine 13-4 arrived and confirmed a working fire. Deputy Chief 13 ( Flournoy) established Command and requested additional resources from Stations 17 (Eastville), 8 (Tasley) and 7 (Parksley). Companies worked together to extinguish the fire. Exmore Police Department, Northampton Sheriffs Office, Virginia State Police, ANEC and VDOT also assisted at the scene.



Structure Fire ~ Greenbush

Thursday, July 30, 2015 1756 Stations 7 (Parksley), 8 (Tasley), 9 (Onancock), 6 (Bloxom), & 18 (Onley) were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the area of 24213 John Cane Road in Greenbush. Engine 7-5 arrived to find a small fire in an abandoned mobile home. All units with the exception of Station 7 units and Tanker 6-7 were canceled. Command (Deputy Chief Marshall) requested a Virginia State Police Fire Investigator to the scene.



Chincoteague - MVC with Hazmat

Sunday, July 19, 2015  Station 3 (Chincoteague) was dispatched for a reported MVC involving a tractor-trailer on Chincoteague Road (Rt. 175) near the NASA-Wallops Visitors Center. Moments after dispatch the call was upgraded to possible entrapment. Station (4) Atlantic was automatically added to the assignment, and Medic 3-1 also requested Station 25 (Wallops Main Base) for an engine. Units arrived on location to find an overturned tandem axle refrigerated truck off the roadway. Command was established by Chief 4 (D. Grant). Due to an active fuel leak, the Eastern Shore Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team was requested. The crew from Wallops Engine 25-3 was assigned to mitigate the active fuel leak until the arrival of the Hazmat team. Chincoteague EMS transported one patient with non life-threatening injuries to PRMC in Salisbury, another patient was evaluated on the scene. Upon the arrival of Hazmat 1 the leak was evaluated and contained. Units from Station 4 remained on the scene for a total of four (4) hours to assist with traffic control. Virginia State Police, VDOT and Ferebee Towing Company were also on location. Units operating on scene: (Chincoteague) Medic 3-1 and 3-2, Command 3; (Atlantic) Engine 4-6, Rescue 4, Brush 4; (Wallops) Engine 25-3 and Hazmat 25.



New Delivery - Command 25

Tuesday, July 14, 2015  The NASA-Wallops Flight Facility recently placed a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT command vehicle into service. The new unit is designated Command 25 and is the fire chief's primary vehicle. The unit is equipped with two (2) Wallops mobile radios (LMR), a mutual-aid county radio, and a VHF aircraft radio. The unit is housed at Station 25 (Wallops-Main Base).



Parksley - MVC

Thursday, July 9, 2015  Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched to a MVC at the intersection of Greenbush Road and John Cane Road. Chief 7 (Kelly) in command. One patient was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crew of Engine 7-5 assisted with traffic control. The Virginia State Police was also on location.



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