Big Island Volunteer Fire Department

Single Vehicle MVC Big Island Highway

Friday, May 6, 2016   Company 2 units were alerted to a single car MVC with entrapment and patient not responding. Units realizing that the area was short staffed added Co.1 for Rescue 1 not knowing exactly what to expect. Units arrived to find the subject self extricating and County 10 tending to the patient. Personnel sweeped the area for any remaining hazards and the patient was transported by Medic 14-1.



Fire at Georgia Pacific

Saturday, April 30, 2016  A little before noon Co.2, 3 and 5 were alerted to a industrial structure fire at the GP facility in Big Island. Units were on scene quickly and encountered a moderate smoke condition inside the facility and confirmed a working fire. With the assistance of the on site fire brigade units quickly made work of the fire that had made extension from the basement floor to the roof via exhaust fans. Units checked for additional extension and cleared shortly afterwards.



Overturned tractor trailer near Cleo Court

Thursday, April 21, 2016  Today's tractor trailer MVC. The crash occurred at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway and Cleo Court.



Parkway accident requires med-evac

Sunday, April 17, 2016  W2 and B2 just cleared from a three motorcycle crash at MP68 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One patient was flown by Centra One and two more were ground transported. Centra One's landing zone was ON the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge. Thanks to the Bedford County and Amherst County Sheriff's Offices for blocking both ends of the bridge so we could focus on the safety of the patients, and the helicopter crew.



Turtle Hollow structure fire gets Wagon response

Wednesday, March 30, 2016  Company 2 units were alerted to a structure fire a few miles into Amherst County. Units from Amherst were onscene quickly and made a quick knock on the fire. Units were in service shortly afterwards.



Suspicious fires on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Friday, March 25, 2016  This evening Company 2 units were alerted for a small brush fire on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Units had the small fire under control in about 30 minutes and in the process of clearing the scene. Brush 2 was proceeding up the parkway to find a spot to turn around and noticed what seamed to be smoke and fire on a nearby ridge. Due to the location and topography of this fire two more alarms were sounded for Co.3 and Co.1 for assistance. Units operated for a couple hours to contain this fire which was very suspicious in nature.



Virginia Beach Chiefs Conference

Friday, February 26, 2016  Wagon 2 on display at the 2016 Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Conference in Virginia Beach. We are proud to be one of four apparatus representing WVES/Seagrave.



CSX awards grant to Big Island Fire Company

Sunday, November 8, 2015  Around the first of the year Big Island Fire Company was awarded a grant from CSX transportation. This grant was used to purchase two portable light units and new attack hose for our Wagon that was due to be delivered in August. Without the help from CSX these purchases would had not been possible due to the decrease funding we have seen over the past few years. Thank you CSX and all of your employees that help keep America moving. #BeyondOurRails



Commercial vehicle fire brings out Co.2 and Co.3

Wednesday, November 4, 2015  Company 2 units were on duty at the station when Co.3 (Boonsboro) received a call for a fully involved vehicle fire. Wagon 2 w/3 offered assistance and started towards the scene due to the close proximity to jurisdiction lines. Units arrived to find the cab & engine compartment fully involved and stretched a line to make a knock on the fire and near by brush that had been ignited. Shortly afterwards R-3 and W-3 arrived to make quick work of the remaining fire.



Two car MVC Big Island Highway

Tuesday, November 3, 2015  Company 2 units were alerted to a two vehicle accident in the area of Camden Road on Big Island Highway. Medic 2-3, Brush 2 and Wagon 2 arrived to find a rear end type collision with three patients requesting treatment. Due to being short staffed OIC requested Co.3 (Boonsboro) for additional assistance. After assisting with packaging the patients and assisting state police units returned to service. Units responding Medic 2-3, Medic 14-5, B2, W2 and R3.



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