Chuckatuck Fire Department
The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department is located on Kings Highway approximately ½ mile from Hwy. 10. This location allows the fire department to provide fire protection and emergency medical first response to northwestern Suffolk along with a portion of Isle of Wight County.

We are very proud to serve our community solely as a volunteer department; with over 50 volunteer professionals. Our members come from throughout our community to provide trained and professional service. All of our members are required to obtain a minimum of Firefighter Level I certification within one year of joining. Members participate in both regional and in house training courses. Many of our members are certified Fire Instructors and Fire Officers, and many hold various medical certifications from EMT-Basic through the Paramedic level.

The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department operates out of a modern fire station that was constructed in 1998. We have 2 Engines (Engine 9 and Engine 29) 1 Tanker (Tanker 9) 1 Brush Truck (Brush 9) and a command vehicle (Car 109). The station and all apparatus is owned, operated, and maintained by the members of our department.

If you are interested in joining feel free to contact any department member, or email  Membership Chairman Jeff Parsons at

Busy Day For Your Chuckatuck Volunteers


The day started early for your volunteers, with a Mutual Aid Request from Isle of Wight for a MVC in the area of Sandy Ridge and Quaker Rd. Engine 29 (Chief Johnson) and Car 209 (A(C Dortch) responded to the scene. Units operated a short while before returning to quarters.

Shortly after, Engine 29 with 3 (Chief Johnson) and Car 409 (Captain Rose) responded to a reported vehicle accident in the 5500-Blk of Everetts Road. Units operated for a short while before turning the scene over to Suffolk PD.

Around 0915, Engine 29 with 3 (Chief Johnson) responded with other units from the 2nd Battalion to a commercial fire alarm in the 6900 Blk of Harbourview Blvd. Engine 29 was cleared shortly by Command.

And around 1430, Engine 29 with 3 (Chief Johnson) and Car 909 (Lt. Bailey) responded to the 5500 Blk of Godwin Boulevard for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Engine 29 advised of a passenger vehicle with the engine compartment fully involved. Units operated for just over an hour before returning the to station for clean up. Engine 9 (A/C Parsons) was staffed in quarters throughout the duration of the incident.



Important Information About Our Upcoming June Fishfry

Saturday, June 6, 2015   ** Important information about our upcoming June fishfry **

Parking for our June fishfry has been changed due to construction behind the fire station. 

Parking this year will be at the Glasscock Farm (across from Wesley Chapel), and in the parking lot of Wesley Chapel. 

Handicap parking will be available at the fire station and Wesley Chapel.

Thank you for the understanding, and we hope to see you Saturday, June 13th!



June Fishfry

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Hey everyone!

Its that time of year again - time to fry some fish!

We will be holding our June fishfry on Saturday, June 13th, from 4-7pm.

You can purchase tickets from:

Kitty's Beauty Salon, Tidewater Motorcycles, Kelly's Nursery, Saunders Supply, Dardens Country Store, Farmer's Feed and Seed (Downtown Suffolk), Bennetts Creek Pharmacy (Bridge Road), Plum Crazy Photography (Bridge Road), and any fire department member.

Tickets this year are $10.00, prior to, and the day of the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone out here!



Busy Morning for Your Chuckatuck Volunteers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Its been a busy morning so far for your Chuckatuck volunteers.

The morning started around 0530 for a reported vehicle fire close to a commercial structure in the 1600 Block of Bridge Road. Engine 29 responded with units from SFR Station 5.

Engine 29 stood by at the request of Command, and secured a safe area around the fire scene. 1 trauma patient was transported to a local trauma center by a SFR medic unit.

Shortly after returning to quarters, Engine 29 was requested to respond by Suffolk Battalion 2 to a reported MVC with entrapment in the 2200 Block of Bridge Road.

Engine 29 was directed to stage at the foot of the bridge, before being cleared by Command.

As always, your volunteers stand ready to respond to emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Crittenden Road Chimney Fire

Monday, April 27, 2015  Around 2000 hours, your volunteers were alerted to a possible fire in the 6800 block of Crittenden road by a passerby to the fire station.

Engine 29 (Lt. Bailey) and C109 (Chief Johnson) responded to the scene.

Upon C109's arrival, he found a residential structure with embers blowing out of the chimney and light smoke showing from attic vents. C109 established Crittenden Command.

Upon speaking to the occupant, he advised that all fire had been extinguished - Engine 29 investigated the attic, and found light smoke conditions, with some small hot spots. Engine 29 was able to cool down same with a water can.

All hot embers were removed from the occupant's wood stove, and water was flowed from the roof through the chimney to finish cooling.



Oliver Drive Brush Fire

Saturday, April 4, 2015   Around 1700 hours, units were alerted to a possible brush fire in the 19000-Block of Oliver Drive in Isle of Wight.

Brush 9 (Lt. Brock), Tanker 9 (Eng. Kelly), Engine 29 (Lt. Saunders), and C109 (Chief Johnson) responded to the scene. VDOF Forestry 1 also responded.

Upon arrival, Brush 9 reported a moderately sized brush fire, originating from a tree that had knocked down a high tension power line.

Carrolton Engine 10, Engine 21 (Running as Tanker 10), and Brush 10 also responded to the scene. 

Units operated just over 2 1/2 hours to contain and extinguish the fire.



Units Respond to Entrapment in IOW

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   Around 1700 hours, Engine 29 was dispatched to a reported auto accident with entrapment in the area of Darden Lane and Woodland Drive in Isle of Wight.

Engine 29 (Lt. Bailey), Car 209 (AC Dortch), Car 109 (Chief Johnson), and Car 509 (Capt. Spencer) responded to the scene.

Upon 209's arrival, he found a single vehicle with heavy damage, with 1 confirmed entrapment. Car 209 established Woodland Drive Command.

Car 509 was placed in charge of extrication, and with the help of Engine 29 and C109, removed one occupant via the passenger side of the vehicle.

Smithfield VFD Rescue 50 responded at request of C209 for additional extrication help, and Carrolton Rescue 10 responded to establish a landing zone for Nightengale.

Medic units from Isle of Wight Rescue Station 60 responded - one unit ground transported the entrapped patient to a local trauma center due to Nightingale diverting to another call, and a second obtained a patient refusal.

Units responding to Woodland: Chuckatuck Engine 29, Car 109, 209, and 509; Carrolton Rescue 10 and Car 111; Smithfield Rescue 50; Isle of Wight County DES ES3; Isle of Wight Rescue Squad Medics 61 and 62; Isle of Wight Sherriffs Department, and Virginia State Police.

While units were operating at the entrapment, Tanker 9 (Capt. Rose) responded to a residential structure fire in our second due, and was cleared shortly after.



Woodland Drive MVA

Sunday, March 15, 2015   On 3-15-15, Chuckatuck Volunteers were dispatched with Smithfield VFD and IOWVRS to a report of a MVC at the intersection of Carroll Bridge Rd and Woodland Drive. Chuckatuck A/C Dortch (Car209) responded with E29 (Lt. Saunders) and County Fire & Rescue units to the incident. C209 arrived on scene of a single vehicle in to a tree with one occupant on Woodland Dr. just west of Longview Dr.. Car 209 established and held the "Woodland Drive Command" to find a single occupant, not trapped and complaining of a minor superficial wound to the head and refusing EMS care. Command cleared Smithfield VFD and downgraded E29 and IOWVRS M63 to non emergency response. There were no hazards and medical personnel obtained a patient refusal. Command cleared all units and turned the scene over the IOW Sheriff's Department.  
Chuckatuck VFD - Car 209, Engine 29


Smithfield VFD - A/C 505, Engine 51 and Rescue 50



Engine 29, Tanker 9 Respond to Residential Fire

Friday, March 6, 2015   Around 1320, Engine 29 (Lt. Saunders) was alerted with units from SFR  to a reported residential structure fire in the 3400 block of Knotts Neck Road. Tanker 9 (SFF White) also responded, requested by Battalion 2.

Upon the arrival of the first units, they reported a residential structure, with heavy fire showing.

Engine 29 assisted with fire suppression activities, and Tanker 9 assisted with water supply. Over all, units operated just under 6 hours.

Engine 9 remained staffed in the station for the duration of the event.



Tanker 9 Participates in Water Supply Training with SVFD

Monday, March 2, 2015   Tonight, Tanker 9 participated in water supply training with Smithfield VFD, Station 50. 

Personnel participated and reviewed tanker shuttle operations, drafting operations, and considerations of rural water supply.

Thank you to Smithfield VFD for the invitation



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