At 16:42 hours Company 5, Company 3 (second due), Ladder 1, County 10, Medic 14-5 and Squad 5 were assigned to Hawkins Mill Road for smoke inside of a residence. Medic 14-5 was first to arrive to find smoke showing from all 4 sides of the residence. Lt. Welsh arrived and established command and declared the incident a working fire. Engine 5 (with 5) arrived and advanced a line through the garage into the interior along with Medic 14-5. Crews encountered high heat and smoke conditions throughout. Engine 51 (with 4) arrived shortly after Engine 5 and advanced a second line through the front door. Both crews encountered fire on Division 1 with extension to the basement and some to Division 2. Ladder 1 was put to work on arrival for aerial operations so Brookville-Timberlake was toned to fill the RIT. Fire was marked under control roughly an hour into the incident and extensive salvage and overhaul took place. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Bedford County Fire Marshall’s Office. Special thanks to the Forest Vol. Fire Company Auxiliary for providing much needed food and rehab during the incident. Units operating E5, E51, R5, U5, R3, U3, L1, E12-3, LFD E7, LFD T-2, Air 1, County 10, Medic 14-5, Squad 5, Squad 6, CCPS Medic 8-7, C16, C1602, Lyn Dan Heights FD (covering Station 5).
Company 5 is proud to announce the newest edition to the fleet is in service. Engine 51 is a 2014 Pierce Impel with a 1000 gallon tank and 1500 GPM pump. This unit replaces Pumper 5 which was a total loss after overturning just over a year ago. The truck committee of Asst. Chief. Eggleston, Captain Starnes, Lt. Welsh, FF Styles and FF Thomas did a tremendous job and spent countless hours speccing and designing every aspect of the truck and we cannot thank them enough. Several members mounted equipment and trained on the truck immediately after delivery to ensure it was in service quickly. It did not take long at all for it to be needed as it’s first call was the working structure fire on Hawkins Mill Road. All members of the company are very glad to have the truck in service and look forward to many years of exceptional use.
At 13:11 Company 5, Company 12 (Brookville-Timberlake) Second Due and RIT, Squad 5, Medic 14-5 were assigned to Everett Road for a possible structure fire. Engine 5 (with 6) and Medic 14-5 arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the eaves of the residence and marked it a working fire. Engine 5 and 14-5 stretched a line to the interior and found a dryer on fire. Interior crews knocked the fire down quickly. They checked for extension and performed a primary search both of which were negative. Wagon 5 arrived, DC5 (S. Evans) assumed command and established water supply. Rescue 5 controlled utilities and Engine 12-1 performed ventilation. Quick work by the first arriving crews kept the fire to the room of origin. Units on scene operating Engine 5, Wagon 5, Rescue 5, Engine 12-1, Medic 14-5, Medic 5-8
Company 5 and Squad 6 were assigned at 1844 hours to the intersection of Forest Road and Mays Farm Road for a MVC with possible pi. Engine 5 (with 5) arrived to find a 2 vehicle rear-end MVC, one vehicle with heavy damage and one lane of Forest Road shut down. EMS advised that there was entrapment and Command (Lt. Burnette) advised Rescue 5 they would be going to work on arrival. Engine 5 stretched a protection hand line, stabilized the vehicle and assisted Medic 6-4 with patient care. Rescue 5 (with 4) arrived and removed both driver’s side doors and the B-post in 7 minutes to allow for patient access. Units cleared the scene once roadway was reopened.
Company 5 has been selected as one of the Top 20 Finalists in Johnsonville Sausage’s Best of US Volunteer Fire Departments Contest. The grand prize winning company receives a $10,000 prize, Johnsonville products, training materials and smoke alarm equipment to install in 100 homes in the community. Voting beings today May 20 and runs thru June 20th. You can to go www.johnsonville.com/bestofus to vote. You can vote once per day per email address. Please spread the word so we can get as many votes as possible and as always thank you for the continuing support.
Around 17:00 hours Company 5 was dispatched as second due and RIT to Centerville Road in Company 1′s first due. Company 1 arrived to find several piles on fire with exposures being threatened. Engine 5 arrived and pulled additional lines as a third attack group. Rescue 5 arrived and assisted with moving machinery away from the fire as salvage group and Tanker 5 operated as Water Supply. Company 12 (Brookville-Timberlake) covered Station 5 while units were operating.
Company 5 was dispatched around 15:20 hours for a brush fire caused by a power line on Lick Run Farm Road. Brush 5, Brush 5A and Tanker 5 arrived in the area and had difficulty finding access to the fire. Access was finally found off of Blackwater Road and a size up of a 15 acre fire was given. Mutual aid was received from Company 1, Company 7, Company 12 (Campbell) and VDOF. A VDOF bulldozer made a line around the fire and extensive overhaul on hot-spots commenced. Scene was turned over to VDOF. Special thanks to the FVFD Ladies Auxiliary and Dominos Pizza-New London for providing rehab for the fire.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Rainy and foggy conditions covered the Forest area for most of the day. The first run started at 0748 for a 2 Car MVC at Forest Road and Cottontown Road. Engine 5 & Rescue 5 controlled the scene, Medic 14-5 transported one patient to LGH and Medic 5-4 obtained a refusal. Second call was assisting Medic 14-5 with an EMS Call on Hooper Woods Drive at 1121. The third run of the day was at 1632 to respond to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest for a fire alarm. Engine 5 arrived and encountered a smoke condition in the basement caused by a malfunctioning chimney. Units extinguished the fire in the fire box and ventilated the structure for the staff. While on this call we were assigned along with Medic 14-5 to the 19000 block of Forest Road for a 2 car MVC. Wagon 5 cleared the first call and handled this along with Rescue 5. Units secured the scene and controlled hazards while 14-5 obtained 2 patient refusals. The busy year continues for Company 5.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 13:00
Members staffing the station received a still alarm for heavy smoke in the area of Perrowville Road and Coffee Road and responded in Brush 5. Brush 5 requested additional resources from Company 5 while responding and arrived on Old Cifax Road to find a large uncontrolled fire in the woods with 2 structures endangered. B5 immediately split its crew and started structural protection and performing recon on the right flank. Brush 5A and Utility 5 arrived and started to perform recon on the left flank. A walk-around was performed and it was determined that we had a 20-25 acre fire and additional companies were called. Crews worked for over 3.5 hours to get a hand-line around the fire to contain it. Units mopped up the fire and turned over to DOF units to monitor overnight. Units operating B5, B5A, T5, U5, E5, C5, B1, U2, B3, Attack 12, C1, C10-Gator 14, Medic 14-5, Medic 2-3, Trooper 1, DOF
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Company 5 is proud to partner with Lynchburg Arms again for another gun raffle. First prize is a Bushmaster MOE M4 AR 15 556/223, Second Prize is a Kimber Solo SS 9mm. Tickets are $5 apiece and can be purchased from any firefighter. Drawing will be on May 3rd at the firehouse but you do not need to be present to win. Good luck and thank you for your support.