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NOVEMBER 2010 - FEATURED DEPARTMENT

COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY
STATION 13

Community Fire Company, Inc.
Exmore, Virginia

The Community Fire Company, Inc. of Exmore, Virginia was established in 1930. Exmore is located on the Northampton - Accomack County border. The department's first piece of equipment was an American LaFrance pumper that was garaged at the Coca-Cola plant on Main Street, until a building could be constructed. The original firehouse was built next to Big Nickel Bottling Works plant in 1939.

The present modern station,  located on Main Street was constructed in 1977 and was operational by 1980. Features include three (3) double engine bays, restrooms, male & female bunkrooms, offices, lounge, combination meeting/community room and kitchen on the main level. Also, located on a mezzanine level to the rear of the engine bay, is a large exercise/storage area.   

Community V.F.C. -  Station 13 operates a total of five (5) pieces of modern emergency apparatus, including two (2) ALS ambulances, one (1) Engine, one (1) Tanker, one (1) Brush unit, and a support/utility vehicle. In addition to serving the town of Exmore, members also provide Fire and EMS services to Belle Haven, Willis Wharf, Silver Beach, and various outlying rural areas. The company began providing EMS services to the surrounding areas during the 1960's.

In 2009, the company responded to 239 fire related incidents and 1,533 EMS incidents. Exmore's immediate neighboring mutual-aid departments are Station 12 - Painter to the north; and Station 16 - Northampton (Nassawadox) to the south. 

We would like to extend our thanks to Exmore Chief Greg DeYoung and member Ryan Kellam, for their assistance in compiling this article, and for the outstanding photographs of retired apparatus.

Contact Information:

Community Fire Company, Inc.
3356 Main Street
Exmore, Virginia 23350
Phone: 757-442-7813

 

Fleet of Apparatus

AMBULANCE 13-1

AMBULANCE 13-2

ENGINE 13-4
1995 PIERCE SABER
1250 GPM PUMP / 1000 GALLON WATER TANK
CARRIES EXTRICATION EQUIPMENT

TANKER 13-7
2003 KENWORTH / PIERCE
1000 GPM PUMP / 2500 GALLON WATER TANK

BRUSH 13
1999 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY
200 GALLON WATER TANK

UNIT 13-9
2009 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY