Del-Mar-Va Parade - Parksley

Monday, October 12, 2015  The Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen's Association held the annual Fire Prevention Queens Contest and Parade on October 10, 2015. The event was hosted by the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company.



Commercial Structure Fire - Onancock

Monday, October 5, 2015 15:54 Stations 9 (Onancock), 10 (Melfa), 18 (Onley), 8 (Tasley), 11 (Wachapreague) and 12 (Painter) were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 19115 Gaskins Road in Savageville. Units arrived to find a large poultry manure shed heavily involved. Chief 9 (A. James) established Command and DPS 1 (Pruitt) was assigned Operations. Assistant Chief 9 (B. James) had Water Supply. Engine 12-4 reverse laid 900' of 5" LDH from Engine 105 to a pond on the property and established a draft to supply firefighting operations. Tankers were used for the initial attack while the draft site was set up. Crews used multiple ventilation saws to open up the structure for access to the fire. Extensive overhaul operations were required and heavy machinery was eventually brought in to complete the overhaul operations. All Companies on scene worked well together to extinguish the fire.

Units operating on scene: Chief 9, Unit 99, Ladder 9, Tanker 97, Medic 91, Engine 105, Tanker 108, Engine 18-3, Rescue 18, Tanker 8-7, Engine 11-5, Tanker 11-7, Engine 12-4, Tanker 12-7, DPS 1, DPS 3



Structure Fire ~ Mappsville

Thursday, September 24, 2015 19:00 Stations 6 (Bloxom), 4 (Atlantic), 7 (Parksley), 1 (New Church) and 8 (Tasley) were dispatched for a reported Structure fire at 15064 Metompkin Road in Mappsville. Initial callers reported fire showing. Chief 6 requested station 9 (Onancock) be dispatched for an additional tanker. Engine 6-4 arrived on scene with the structure fully engulfed in flames, Chief 6 (J. Bagwell) established Metompkin Road command. Engines 6-4 and 7-3 where directed to place both of their master streams into service. Once the fire was knocked down their crews would stretch 1 3/4" handlines. Engine 4-6 was directed to a nearby dry hydrant to establish a water supply. Rescue 4 provided manpower and lighting at the scene. Engine 8-5 was directed to Tyson Foods in Temperanceville to establish a secondary fill site. Tankers 4-7, 8-7, 1-7 and 97 provided the water shuttle operation. DPS-3 (Gaskins) was assigned as the scene Safety Officer.



Woods Fire ~ Parksley

Thursday, September 24, 2015 16:07 Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched for a reported brush fire near 21162 Orchard Road in Parksley. Additional information was given that this was a controlled burn which jumped the road due to windy conditions. Station 18 (Onley) was added to the dispatch for EMS response. Brush 7 arrived on scene reporting a small woods fire, 7-12 (H. Nicholson Jr.) established Orchard Road Command. DPS 3 (Gaskins) was also on scene.



MVC - Bloxom

Sunday, September 20, 2015  Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched to a MVC, single vehicle rollover on Neal Parker Road, north of Hallwood. The sole occupant had exited the vehicle prior to the arrival of fire/EMS units. DPS 3 (J. Greer) had command of the incident. VSP and Durbin's Auto Body were also on location.



MVC - Parksley

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 0712 hrs Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched to a MVC with injuries at 20134 Mirina Road, near Parksley. The call was upgraded to an entrapment adding Station 8 (Tasley) to the assignment. 7-57 (D. Fussel) arrived on location, reporting two vehicles involved with one patient and advised there was no entrapment. Station 8 was placed into service. Station 7 units arrived moments later and command was established by Chief 7 (P. Kelly). One patient was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial. Virginia State Police was also on location. Units on scene: Medic 7-2, 7-1 and Engine 7-5.



Structure Fire ~ Temperanceville

Monday, September 14, 2015 1509 hrs Stations 4 (Atlantic), 1 (New Church), 6 (Bloxom), 5 (Saxis), 7 (Parksley) and 20 (Oak Hall) were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 30208 Church Street in Temperanceville. Monitor 7-53 (R. Collins) arrived on location, established command and reported smoke evident from the attached garage and gable end vents of a one-story single family dwelling. While en route, Deputy Chief 4 (T. McCready) requested an additional engine from Station 26 (Wallops Island). Upon arrival of Engine 4-6, command was transferred to Deputy Chief 4. The fire was contained to the area of origin with minimal extension to the residence. Units responding: (Atlantic) Engine 4-6, Tanker 4-7, Rescue 4; (Wallops) Engine 26-3, Command 25; (Bloxom) Tanker 6-7; (Parksley) Engine 7-3, Brush 7 & Air 7, Rehab 7; (New Church) Tanker 1-7, Engine 1-4; (Saxis ) Tanker 5-7; DPS 3 (G. Lewis) and Sprint 1.



Vehicle Fire ~ Parksley

Monday, September 14, 2015 10:21 Station 7 (Parksley) was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Lankford Highway in the area of Royal Farms, Parksley. Engine 7-5 arrived on scene reporting paving equipment fully involved. Chief 7 (P. Kelly) established command and had Brush 7 shut down both South bound lanes of Rt-13. Command requested a tanker response from station 8 (Tasley) which was later canceled as the fire was brought under control. Command also placed a request for hazmat response due to hydraulic fluid and fuel leaking. Accomack County Sheriffs Office and Virginia State Police unit were also on scene.



NASA - Wallops Fire Station Groundbreaking

Friday, September 11, 2015  The NASA -Wallops Flight Facility held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wallops Island Fire Station on August 28, 2015. The new station is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. The 16,900 square foot facility will be a Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) structure and located on the north end of Wallops Island. The new station will reduce response times to north island facilities, including those of the U.S. Navy, and is located outside of the launch hazard areas established during rocket launch operations while still enabling quick response to the pads. The current station was originally designed as a "temporary quarters" for the fire department almost thirty years ago, in 1986.



Hazmat - Chincoteague

Thursday, September 10, 2015  Station 3 (Chincoteague) was dispatched for a smell of gasoline in the area of 6759 Maddox Boulevard. Units arrived on location to find a strong odor of gasoline. Command was established by 390 (B. Rush). After further investigation it was determined to be an unknown amount of gasoline mixed in high floodwaters, possibly leaking from an underground storage tank. Command requested that Chincoteague Public Works deactivate the storm water pumps in that area. Personnel placed drain blockers on the storm drains and deployed booms to contain the gasoline. Command requested additional hazmat resources from Station 25 (Wallops Main Base), and the Eastern Shore Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team. The Region 5 Hazmat Officer (T. Cannon) from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management also responded. Personnel controlled and contained the outflow drainage area with additional booms and absorbent pads. The spill was contained to the area of origin. Command requested 3D Environmental to respond to the scene for cleanup of the product. Upon their arrival, the incident was turned over to 3D Environmental personnel. Units on location: Engines 3-6, 3-5; Engine 4-6; Hazmat 25; Hazmat 1; DPS 3 (J. Greer); Todd Cannon (VDEM).



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