Big Island Volunteer Fire Department

PUMPER 2 FOR SALE

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  The Big Island Fire Department is putting Pumper 2 up for sale. Pumper 2 is 2001 M&W/HME. P2 currently has 18,274 miles and 1,156 engine hours.


Cab & Chassis: Aluminum 6 man HME Penetrator cab with 5 SCBA seats, 6 FireCom headsets, 350hp Cummins engine, Allison transmission, extended front bumper with trash line and tool compartment, swivel front suction intake.


Pump, Tank, and Body: 2,000 GPM (de-rated to 1,500) Waterous dual stage pump, 1,250 gallon poly tank, 25 gallon on-board foam system, Wil-Burt light tower, on-board Hydraulic generator, two tripod Focus lights, hydraulic ladder rack, aluminum diamond tread hose bed cover, Elkhart deck gun, 5 adjustable compartment trays, 4 sliding compartments trays.


*The truck has never had any major repairs. There is no known issues with this truck.

Contact Chief Brandon Cocke at (434)299-5674 or bivfd224@aol.com for more information. Truck available for immediate delivery.








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TRUCK COMMITTEE WELL ON IT'S WAY

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.

   


 

TANKER TASK FORCE FOR COMMERICAL STRUCTURE FIRE

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


   


 

TWO CAR MVC ON BIG ISLAND HWY

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.

     



 

NORTHSIDE FIRE BRINGS IN 5 COMPANIES

Saturday, March 22, 2014  At 1423 Old Cifax Road Command requested for Co. 2 to be added to a brush fire near Old Cifax Road and Charlemont Road. Utility 2, ATV 2, and ATV2a responded with three men to assist. Once on scene we joined Co. 5 (Forest FD), Co. 3 (Boonsboro FD), Co. 1 (Bedford FD), and Campbell County Co. 12 (Brookville-Timberlake FD) in fighting a 25 acre brush fire. Both ATV's were in operation for 3 hours transporting equipment, and personnel to the fire. FC2 was assigned as spotter for Tractor 14, and later supervisor of the left flank. At approximately 1800 hours the fire on the left flank was in control and command released Co. 2 from the fire. All Co. 2 units were back in service at 1830 hours.


     



 

ENGINE 2 IS BACK IN THE FIREHOUSE

Saturday, March 15, 2014  At noon today Assistant Chief B. Konen, Captain T. Neas, and FF J. Branch ventured to Troutville to pick up and bring back Engine 2. The engine is now awaiting pump testing and decals before being placed back in service. It has been a long time coming, but we are very happy to have her back. Hugh's Body Shop did an amazing shop repairing rust, dents, and repainting the entire truck in addition to making several needed upgrades. Once the truck has been stripped photos will certainly be posted.


   


 

TWO STRUCTURE FIRES AND AN EMS ASSIST BEFORE NOON.

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.


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AMHERST COUNTY LOGGING SLASH FIRE

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


     



 

AMHERST COUNTY / MINORS BRANCH FIELD FIRE

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


   


 

PRE-DAWN CHIMNEY FIRE

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.


     



 
 
 

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