Tuesday, March 4, 2014 09:00-12:0
Back to back structure fires and an EMS fly-out assist kept Big Island and other Bedford County volunteers busy this morning. The first alarm this morning was a second due structure fire assignment into Company 3's (Boonsboro) first due on Trents Ferry Road. www.forestco5.com/fullstory.php Barely getting the equipment back into the station the second alarm of the day was a first due structure fire assignment on Powell School Road in Big Island.Again barely getting the apparatus into the station the third alarm of the day rings out for a med-evac. This was for a patient of the county career staff was providing medical care for.Sorry, all hands working no time for pictures this time around.If you would like to help out please inquire within:http://www.bcofr.com/custom.html?id=11466
Thursday, February 6, 2014 17:53
Company 2 units were alerted to four separate logging slash fires in Amherst county. Due to a cold front winds increased and had neighbors concerned about the potential for the fires to spread to adjacent wooded areas. Upon arrival brush 2 & 2A began suppression activities on the two piles closest to the wood line while command contacted the logging company to use equipment on site to cover the remaining piles of slash. Units cleared within an hour only to be alerted to a residential fire alarm on Charlemont road in Bedford county. Total personnel:11
Sunday, January 26, 2014 15:37
Company 2 units were alerted to a brush / field fire with one exposure. Brush 2 arrived on scene and found a two acre brush fire actively burning toward a wooded area and immediately started to knock the fire down. Brush 2A and Monelison Brush 2 arrived shortly after to make short work of what could have easily been a large scale incident. All units cleared within an hour. Units operating on scene were B2, B2A, T2 and Monelison B1 and T1
Saturday, January 25, 2014 06:18
Company 2 units were alerted of a chimney fire in the predawn hours. Units arrived to find light smoke coming from the chimney. After a quick investigation of the interior of the residence it was made a can handle for company 2 units on scene.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Tonight the Big Island Fire Department held our annual
Officers Elections. The results were:Chief: B. CockeDep. Chief: TR GoffAsst. Chief: B. KonenCaptain: T. NeasLieutenant: B. Branch2nd Lieutenant: B. Edwards President: R. GoffV. President: S. PoindexterTreasurer: M. NowlinSecretary: J. BranchComms: D. GoffChaplain: J. Rusher
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Big Island Christmas Parade will be this coming Sunday, December 1st. Lineup for the parade will begin at 1pm on the Blue Ridge Parkway James River bridge. At 3pm the green flag will drop and the parade will begin. We will travel down the parkway to Lee Jackson Hwy (Rt. 501). The parade route will go to the Georgia Pacific entrance before turning around and heading back to the firehouse. As always, the Jolly Ole Fella himself will be in attendance. Santa will be stopping by the firehouse after the parade to list the the good boys and girls Christmas list. It is not to late to enter into the parade. Please call the firehouse at 434-299-5674 and leave a message. Merry Christmas from the Big Island Vol. Fire Department, and please remember the reason for the season.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
1328 hrs - Bedford Communications alerted Co. 2 and Sq. 2 to a single ATV crash with injury on the South Pedlar ATV Trails. Co. 2 was staffed with 5 firemen due to a poker run in the area and heard Amherst Communications dispatch the call nearly 10 minutes prior to being dispatched by Bedford County. In this time we had already hooked up the trailer, loaded and strapped down both ATVs and was marking in route as our tones were sent out. Upon our arrival Lt. B. Branch established command and found no one to advise where the patient was. Command sent both of our ATVs with 2 men each into the trail system in separate directions in an attempt to locate the patient. Approx. 30 minutes elapsed before the patient was located and assessed. Due to not having the availability of the Sq. 2 EMS trailer hauling the patient out would take some time. Amherst County responded with a side-by-side UTV and trailer. All units and the patient were off the trail and back in service at 1732 hours.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
1609 hrs - Bedford Communications alerted Co. 2 Sq. 2, and BCoFR M14-5 to a single motorcycle crash with 1 possible injury. Dispatch advised the crash was on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 68. P2 and EMS2-1 arrived at nearly the same time to find a single bike off the road on it's side with the rider sitting on the bike. After EMS assessed the patient, and learning he did not want to be transported M14-5 was returned to service. P2 stood by at the crash until the arrival of the Park Ranger. Units responding: P2, B2a, EMS2-1, and M14-5. Co. 2 units returned to service at 1719.
Friday, August 9, 2013
2310 - The winning ticket for the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is ***4-1-7***Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets, and congratulations to the winner!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The drawing date for the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, formerly Command 2 has been selected. The winner will be selected at the 11:00 pm drawing of the Virginia Pick 3 on Friday, August the 9th 2013. We still have a small number of tickets available to sell. Tickets that go unsold will remain property of the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated. We no longer have a need for this car, so please buy these tickets up! Good luck to everyone who has already purchased tickets.
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