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MVC ~ Gargatha

Monday, January 26, 2015 13:16 Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched for a MVC with possible injuries in front of 17425 Lankford Highway. Units arrived on scene to find two commercial vehicles involved, with one overturned. Station 7 (Parksley) was added to the dispatch due to traffic being shut down in both directions. Both drivers were transported to RSMH with non life threating injuries. Multiple Virginia State Police Troopers and Accomack County Sheriff's Deputies were on scene. VDOT was also called to the scene to assist with traffic and clean up.

     



 

Onancock - Residential Structure Fire

Sunday, January 25, 2015 14:56 Stations 9 (Onancock), 18 (Onley), 8 (Tasley) and 10 (Melfa) were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 5 Waples Street in the Town of Onancock. Engine 95 arrived on scene to find a working fire in a one story wood frame residential. Crews attacked the fire and confined it to the kitchen of the home. Unfortunately, a family pet did not survive the fire. Engine 18-3 laid a supply line from Jackson Street to supply Engine 95. DPS 3 (Gaskins) had Command of the incident.

Units operating on scene: Engine 95, Ladder 9, Medic 92, Engine 8-5, Tanker 8-7, Engine 18-3, Engine 106, DPS-3, Sprint 2, Onancock Police Department and A&N Electric.

     



 

MVC - Tasley

Saturday, January 17, 2015 04:38 Stations 8 (Tasley) and 18 (Onley) were dispatched for a MVC with injury near 22084 Lankford Highway, in Tasley. Rescue-Engine 8 and Medic 18-1 arrived on location to find an overturned tractor-trailer in the median. Captain 8 (R. Bridges) established command. Assistance was requested from the Eastern Shore Regional Hazardous Materials Team due to a fuel spill/leak from the tractor. VSP and VDOT were also requested to the scene, as both the northbound and southbound lanes had to be shut down during the incident. At 0634 hours, a pickup truck traveling northbound, proceeded through the established VDOT roadblock and collided with Brush 8 which was being used as a barrier for emergency personnel. The impact pushed Brush 8, which was unoccupied at the time, a distance of approximately 300 feet up the highway and into the median. The driver of the pickup truck was entrapped and at this time command immediately requested additional resources from Stations 9 (Onancock), 7 (Parksley) and a Medevac from the Maryland State Police Aviation Division. Crews worked to extricate and package the patient for Transport by MSP Trooper 4 to PRMC in Salisbury, MD. A private Haz-mat contractor and a towing company were brought in to clean-up the hazmat spill and upright & remove the tractor-trailer. Units remained on location for over 4 hours, with Lankford Highway closed for southbound traffic for the duration of the incident.

     



 

Structure Fire ~ Bloxom

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 03:05  Stations 6 (Bloxom), 7 (Parksley), 8 (Tasley), 4 (Atlantic), & 5 (Saxis) were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 14349 Winterville Road, Bloxom. Engine 6-3 arrived reporting fire through the roof. Deputy Chief 6 (S. Bagwell) established command. Operations where assigned to Deputy Chief 7 (W. Marshall). Crews operated on scene for about 2 1/2 hours. One patient was transported to Riverside by Medic 7-2. ANEC & The American Red Cross were also called to the scene.

     



 

Property Damage MVC ~ Mears

Tuesday, January 13, 2015   Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched to the intersection of Gladding Landing Road & Mears Station Road for a Property damage accident. Traffic control was needed due to a tractor trailer in the ditch. 

     



 

Vehicle Fire ~ Nelsonia

Sunday, January 11, 2015 15:44 Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire with exposure issues at 16190 Lankford Highway in Nelsonia. Engine 6-3 arrived on the scene with fire showing from a pickup truck. Crews were able to contain the fire without damage to any exposures. DPS Fire/Medic J. Taylor was in command of the incident.


     



 

Structure Fire ~ Mappsville

Sunday, January 11, 2015 06:03 Stations 6 (Bloxom), 7 (Parksley), 4 (Atlantic), & 1 (New Church) were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 29283 Matthews Street in Mappsville. Units arrived to find a single family mobile home well involved. Station 8 (Tasley) was added to the dispatch by Command (J. Bagwell).


     



 

Structure Fire - Parksley

Thursday, January 8, 2015 1420 hours Stations 7 (Parksley), 6 (Bloxom), 8 (Tasley), 18 (Onley) and 9 (Onancock) were dispatched for a reported residential structure fire at 22248 Parkers Landing Road, near Parksley. Engine 7-3 arrived on location to find a working fire in a single story wood frame structure. Personnel laid a 5" LDH supply line by Engine 7-3 and were supplied by second arriving Engine 7-5. Command was established by Chief 7 (P. Kelly). Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack. Command requested additional resources from Station 10 (Melfa); however, they were cancelled en-route after a sufficient water supply had been established. The draft was established for water supply by Engine 18-3 at Parker's Landing and Assistant Chief 7 (W. Kirkpatrick) was the water supply officer. Operations were held by Deputy Chief 6 (S. Bagwell). Crews were on location for an extended period of time extinguishing hot spots and for salvage and overhaul operations.

Units on location: (Parksley) Engine 7-3, 7-5, Rehab 7, Brush 7 & Air 7, Medic 7-1; (Bloxom) Engine 6-3, Tanker 6-7; (Tasley) Tanker 8-7; (Onley) Engine 18-3; (Onancock) Ladder 9; Tanker 9-7; (Melfa) Medic 101; DPS 3 (G. Lewis).

     



 

Residential Structure Fire - Bloxom

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  Stations 6 (Bloxom), 7 (Parksley), 8 (Tasley) and 4 (Atlantic) were dispatched for a residential structure fire at 25341 Guilford Road in Bloxom. Units arrived on scene reporting smoke coming from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame residence. Monitor 6-10 (Berry) established command of the incident. Crews from Bloxom & Parksley began an interior attack from side A of the structure. Additional resources were requested from Stations 9 (Onancock), 18 (Onley) and 5 (Saxis). DPS-3 (Gaskins) was assigned to be the Incident Safety Officer. Interior crews found the fire to be well advanced due to high winds and the balloon construction. A second handline was placed in service and eventually a 2 1/2" handline was deployed on the C-D corner. Command was passed to Deputy Chief 7 (Marshall) as operations were switched to a defensive mode and crews were pulled out for safety issues. Operations and personnel were hampered by freezing equipment. At the owners request, the decision was made to let the structure burn. The owner felt that the fire damage was already unrepairable, the structure was not insured, and the safety risk versus benefit made this decission the best option. After releasing several units, a few remained  on the scene for about 4 hours monitoring the controlled burn. EMS units from Stations 9 (Onancock) and 10 (Melfa) were repositioned by Accomack County Department of Public Safety to cover for the stations operating on scene.

     



 

Hay Bale Fire ~ Nelsonia

Monday, January 5, 2015 13:08  Station 6 (Bloxom) was dispatched for a reported woods fire near 28286 Sherwood Drive in Nelsonia. Units arrived to find a large stack of hay bales burning in a field near the woods. Deputy Chief 6 (S. Bagwell) was in command of the incident. The fire was contained and the area around it wet down. 

     



 
 
 

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