At 07:20 Companies 5,3,1,M145,Sq5, & CNTY 10 were assigned to a report of a structure fire. Medic 145 & Chief 5 arrived to find a two story wood frame with heavy fire showing from A/B corner. On the arrival of E51 they stretched a 2 1/2 to the B side and knocked the garage with a burning car down while M145 and members of E5 made the push on division 2, Ladder 1 performed a primary search of Division 1, 2 one member fell through the floor landing on the hood of the car in the garage, he was not injured, a 2nd alarm was transmitted at 07:50 to bring more manpower to location. The stop kept the fire to the original area with heat and smoke damage through the home. There were 43.firefighters operating not including the 2 staffed a medic units on scene. 1st Alarm units E51,E5,R5,C5,W3,L1,M145,M53,CNTY 10, 2nd Alarm Units LFD E7,T2,M7,BC2,RE12,CNTY 4, also BCoFR Fire Marshal’s are investing.
Co.5, Co. 12 (Brookville Timberlake) & Co. 1 as RIT were assigned for a structure fire at the above location. Chief 5 Coleman arrived to find heavy fire showing from the Alpha side basement widows and fire venting out the Delta side and the entire Charlie side involved. The first stretch was to the windows and knock the basement and Charlie side, with rapidly change fire conditions Command had Tower 5 beach themselves in the side yard and place the Tower in service and begin operations. Command also advised Ladder 1 to place its aerial in air and prepare for operations also. Large volumes of fire were knocked down by Tower 5 and the deck gun from Rescue Engine 12. One the bulk was knocked crews placed handling in operation and began mopping it up. The last unit cleared shortly before 2am. Great work by all units special thanks to the BTVFD Auxiliary, Units assigned were C5, E51,E5,TL-5,R5,RE12,L12,C12,L1,CNTY 1,10,16,1603,M53
Tonight members from Company 5 were big winners this evening. We had several members receive awards and recognition for completing Firefighter I, Special Operations Coomand Technical Rescue School, part of the 2015 Call of the Year, (Rescue 5.operating with SOC on Sharp Top Mtn Rescue) also the 2015 Lifesaving Award of Merit for removing a civilian from the second story of an apartment fire. We would like to congratulate all of our members and also all of those in the BCoFR family that received awards this evening.
Firefighter I graduates FF L. Jones, C. Byrd,, C. Coleman & J. Stanley
SOC School graduates FF Z. Coleman. B. Jones, & S. Hackworth
2015,Lifesaving Award of Merit Chief M Coleamn & FF J Eggleston
On May 17, 2015 members from Company 5 came together with family and friends to celebrate the 48 years of service that Lewis has given to the community of Forest and the County of Bedford. Lewis is an outstanding role model for each of us a Company 5 and it is truly an honor to work with such a great man. Lewis we thank you for the 48 years of service.
Mark your calendars for this year’s Tractor Pull. This year will be a 2 day event. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you there and as always, thanks for the community’s continued support.
There will be a benefit Dance for Captain Starnes on April 11th at the Forest Rec Center on Rustic Village Road off of Thomas Jefferson Road. Sam Austin and Silverline will be playing the event. $25 per couple and $15 for singles. This is a 21 and over event and is BYOB. For more info please call 434-941-7558.
The Jefferson Forest Girls Lacrosse Team will be doing a “Lacrosse against Leukemia” fundraiser for Captain Starnes.
The event/games will be held March 28 along with 2 other teams in a round robin format. A bake sale will take place as well.
They are selling event shirts. The shirts will be black with orange print, as pictured in the attachment. Shirts will be prepay only and will run $10 for sizes Small-XL and $13 for 2XL and 3XL.
Please visit the Jefferson Forest Girls Lacrosse Facebook page for more info and how to purchase.
Please support this worthwhile event.
Due to the impending weather, stew will be available on Saturday & Sunday from 2-4PM as supply lasts. If you have pre-ordered stew it needs to be picked up on Saturday from 2-4PM. If you have preordered and cannot pick up on Saturday please call 434-660-6006 to discuss alternate arrangements. Stew as always is $8 a quart and we thank you for your support of the FD and Captain Starnes.
Due to the overwhelming demand, an additional Brunswick Stew will be held to benefit Captain Starnes and his family. The stew will be available starting at 2PM Saturday February 21 and available until 5PM or when it sells out. The first stew sold out in under an hour so once again preorders are being accepted and are strongly encouraged. Preorders will be taken until February 20th and can be made by calling 434-660-6006. As always thank you for your continued support.
Please print this flyer and present at the event from 4-8 PM. 10% of sales with this flyer printed and presented will go to the Starnes family. Thank you for your support.
Company 5 held its Annual Year End Dinner at Phase 2 in Lynchburg. Numerous members were recognized for their valued service and dedication to the department. Congratulations to all members who received awards and we look forward to another great year in 2015.
The following members were recognized
Years of Service Awards- 5 years-Lee Day, 20 years (Life Membership)-Don Bush, 25 years-Gary Harris, 35 years-Bud Russell and Jessie Callahan, 48 years-Lewis Nunn
Top 10 Call Runners- 1. Zach Coleman, 2. Monty Coleman, 3. Brian “Flywheel” Jones, 4. Stuart Blakely, 5. Jeff Fariss, 6. Jaye Eggleston, 7. Ryan Burnette, 8. Chuck Evans, 9. Brett Starnes, 10. Jared Staton
Rookie of The Year-Chase Coleman
Most Improved Firefighter-Ryan Burnette