Thursday, December 11, 2014
At 2053 hours Co. 1 (Bedford FD), Co. 2, and Co. 5 (Forest FD) were dispatched to Kennedy Ridge Road for a residential structure fire. E2 responded with 5 firemen as the second due engine company and T2 responded with 2 for water supply. While in route FC1 (B. Creasy) requested B2 (with 4) to respond for establishing water supply in a nearby creek and extinguishing spot fires due caused by the 45mph winds. After a lengthy, wind blown overhaul all Co. 2 units returned to Big Island at 0100 hours.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
At 1500 hours the Big Island Fire Department Christmas Parade began through "downtown" Big Island. This year there were many entries, including some from as far away as Smith Mountain Lake (Saunders VFD) and Botetourt County (Buchanon VFD). A great time was had by all, especially the children. Each child that came to the firehouse after the parade got to meet with Santa Claus and received a gift from the Jolly Ole Fella. A list of trophy winners will be posted soon. We would love to have more floats in the 2015 parade. So if you are part of an organization in our around the Big Island community, please consider entering the parade. You have a year to prepare...
Monday, December 1, 2014
-1900hrs Tonight the men of the Big Island Fire Department held our annual officers elections. The results were as follows. Line Officers: Chief: Brandon Cocke, Deputy Chief: TR Goff, Assistant Chief: Burke Konen, Captain: Frank Branch, Lieutenant: Taylor Neas, 2nd Lieutenant: Jarrett Branch. Executive Officers: President: Ray Goff, Vice President: Stephen Poindexter, Secretary: Jarrett Branch, Treasurer: Mel Nowlin, Communications: Blair Edwards, Chaplain: John Rusher. We want to thank the 2014 officers for their service, and wish the 2015 officers the best luck possible.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tonight in our monthly business meeting the Truck Committee presented their findings to the membership. The membership voted to partner with Williams Emergency Vehicle Services, LLC for the purchase of a Seagrave Marauder II engine. The contract will be signed this week, with a build time being approximately 9 to 12 months.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 17:35
Company 2 units, along with Squad 2, were dispatched to the Blue Ridge Parkway near Petite's Gap Road for a reported motor vehicle accident. E2 (w/4) arrived to find a single pickup on the shoulder of the road, and with no injuries, units returned to service shortly after arriving. Units responding: E2, CR2, and M2-2.
Friday, July 25, 2014 10:55
Company 2 was alerted to the area of Elon Road and Hercules Road for a reported vehicle fire. E2 (w/2) arrived to find one RV fully involved, with an additional vehicle exposure. E2's personnel stretched a bumper line, quickly containing the fire to vehicle of origin. Units responding: E2, T2, and B2.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The truck committee tasked with designing a new fire engine to replace Pumper 2 is well under way. The committee has been working hard for the past several months coming up with ideas and designs for the new rig. They hope to be ready to vote on the apparatus and sign the contract in the next few months. Watch here and our Facebook page for more information to come.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1709 hours - Tanker 2 was dispatched as part of a Tanker Task Force for a commercial structure fire. The fire was located at Central VA Pallet and Stake Company on Centerville Road in Co. 1's (Bedford FD) first due. Tanker 2 arrived and supplied water to Engine 5 (Forest FD) for the lengthy fire suppression and structural protection. For more information on this fire please Co. 1's website @ www.bedfordfd.com
Monday, April 14, 2014
1729 hours - Co. 2 and Sq. 2 were dispatched to the intersection of Big Island Hwy and Coltons Mill Road for the report of a two car MVC with 1 injury. At 1735 hours units arrived to find a two car head on crash with 1 apparent minor injury. E2 and CR2 arrived to control hazards and assist M2-2 with patient assessment and packaging. After opening the south bound lane all Co. 2 units returned to service. Units repsonding: E2, CR2, M2-2, M14-1.
Monday, April 14, 2014
1729 hours - Co. 2 and Sq. 2 were dispatched to the intersection of Big Island Hwy and Coltons Mill Road for the report of a two car MVC with 1 injury. At 1735 hours units arrived to find a two car head on crash with 1 apparent minor injury. E2 and CR2 arrived to control hazards and assist M2-2 with patient packaging and
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