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 Robert Teel at robteel4x4@aol.com 

MVC on Kirk RD

Tuesday, July 1, 2014   The following units were dispatched to a report of a MVC on Kirk Rd. : E29, M9, L6, B2 and EMS1. As units marked en route to this incident, reports were that it was a single vehicle vs a tree with (4) patients involved. EMS1(Lt. Hubert) requested for M6 to respond as well. Car 409(Capt. Rose) arrived o/s shortly after dispatch to find a single vehicle in to a tree with several occupants. Car 209(A/C Dortch) arrived establishing the "Kirk Rd. Command". Command and 409 found (4) stable patients and no entrapment. Command cleared B2 and L6 and continued the 29 Engine and medical units. E29 and M9 arrived o/s and initiated BLS care and started packaging pt.'s for transport. E29 assisted M9 and M6 with pt. care and packaging of (2) pt.'s per medical unit. No fluid or hazards noted. Command turned the scene over to Suffolk P.D. and all Chuckatuck units were clear and returning. 


     



 

Installation of Officers 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014   At tonights Business Meeting Fire Chief Greg Parsons appointed the Line Officers for 2014.

Assistant Chief T.Dortch.

Captains are J.Johnson, J.Rose, M.Spencer.

Lieutenants are E.Brock, P.Porter, J.Saunders, and C.Bailey.  


Congratulations to the new line officers and good luck in your new positions.  

   


 

Drop Tank Training with SFD District 2C

Sunday, February 23, 2014  On Friday we got a request from Station 5 to bring our Tanker over today for some training and practice using our drop tank on Tanker 9.  Senior FF E.Brock took on the task and carried T-9 to the north end for a few hours.  Suffolk Fire Dept E-5,E-25,E-10,L-5,M-5, and M-10 cycled through the training.  Everyone seemed to enjoyed the training while some knocked off the dust on drafting others were able to learn a new skill.  We would like to thank the crews from District 2C and hope it pays off on that next run we take in together.  

     



 

Firefighter of the Year

Saturday, February 15, 2014   Congratulations to Lt Jacob Johnson our 2013 Firefighter of the Year! 

   


 

New Volunteers in Class

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   As we have citizens come into our organization to become volunteers, we tell them we will provide you with the training you need to be a firefighter.  We currently have four of our new members going through a Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, and Hazmat Operations class in Smithfield,VA.  This class is over 140 hours of combined training that these members are doing 2 to 3 nights a week and at least one day of the weekend over the length of 4 months.  Three of these members are seniors in high school and one is in Navy, they are doing this training on top of everything else in their lives.  It takes great dedication to become a firefighter and they are doing it to help serve the community.  The training does not stop here as there are many more classes they are sure to take to become a even more knowledgeable firefighter.  We can't wait to get through this and on to more training.  We would also like to Thank Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department for hosting this class and allowing our members to attend.  Do you have what it takes to be a Firefighter?  If you are interested in becoming a member, please stop by the station and see us.

     



 

Station 9 and 6 take in a Structure Fire

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1245 Station 9 and Station 6(SFD) were dispatched to a residential structure fire.  E-29(Johnson) with 3,Tanker 9(Saunders) and C-109 (G.Parsons) marked enroute along with E6,L6,B2,M9A,and EMS1 from SFD.  C-109 was first to arrive and reported a single wide mobile home with smoke and fire showing, established command and marked it a working fire.  E-29 crew made entry putting a good knockdown on the fire which appeared to be mainly in the living room area. L-6 assisted with a primary search with an all clear.  E-6 was RIT in the front yard.  The fire was brought under control fairly quick with a extended overall. Fire Marshall office was called out to help with determination of the cause.  Chuckatuck had a total of 13 members respond to the call.  

     



 

A Slow Start to the Year

Saturday, January 18, 2014   Sorry we have not posted anything lately.  Its been a slow end of the year and start to the new year.  We do have some big items planned for this year such as our 60th Anniversary which we are planning a open house and possibly a 5k run.  We are getting ready to place an order for 10 more sets of turnout gear and few upgrades around the station. We will make sure we keep everyone posted in the upcoming events, and again thank you for all of your support.  

   


 

Overturn Hog Truck on Rt 10.

Friday, November 29, 2013   07:24 - E29, Ladder 6, Medic 9(A), Batt 2 and Car 209 were dispatched and responded to a report of an overturned tractor trailer in the 5900 block of Godwin Blvd.. E29 and Car 209 arrived o/s with a single tractor trailer on its side w/ a pick up truck entangled in cable lines. Car 209 (A/C Dortch) established the "Godwin Command" and requested multiple police units for traffic control.  Command assigned E29 (Lt. Johnson) to the investigation group.  E29 quickly reported that all occupants were out of the vehicle(s) and there was a minor fluid leak and multiple cable/phone/power lines down with a total of (3) compromised utility poles. E29 deployed a 1 3/4" foam line for standby and safety issues. M9 (Coco) was assigned to check the driver of the tractor trailer out.  Pt. denied any transport to a local medical facility. Command assigned Ladder 6 (Lt. Gwaltney) to block and divert traffic till Suffolk P.D. could get several officer's to the scene. Godwin Blvd (Rt.10) was shut down for around (9) hours. Command advised B2 (B/C Jolly) he could clear at his discretion.  Ladder 6 was cleared when Suffolk Police relieved them of their assignment. Medic 9 was cleared as well from the scene. 13:20 - All cargo was removed from the tractor trailer and removed from the scene at approx.  Chuckatuck E29 remained o/s until the tractor trailer was uprighted and hazards were contained.  1500 - All units clear and returned to service, scene turned over to Suffolk Police.  Rt.10 remained shut down while Verizon installed new poles to repair their service to the affected area. Note(s):E9 and Tanker 9 were relocated and able to be staffed with members on scene. If there was a need for another call of service. Unit(s) were staged in the area of 6000blk of Godwin Blvd. during the incident.Isle of Wight and Surry Counties dispatch were notified of the closure for their EMS units who may be transporting to Obici Hospital.Suffolk P.I.O. was notified through Suffolk ECC office within the first 20 minutes of the incident.Any questions or concerns you contact A/C Dortch (Chuckatuck Fire Dept.)


     



 

Crittenden Rd MVA

Saturday, September 21, 2013   Approx. 13:45 Chuckatuck Fire and Suffolk Fire /EMS were dispatched to the 7000blk of Crittenden Rd. for a vehicle accident with entrapment. E29 (Lt. Johnson) with 5 and M9A (J.West / Coco) responded to the incident. U/A E29 marked on scene with a single vehicle off the roadway down in a ditch with occupant inside. Car 209 (A/C Dortch) established the Crittenden command. E29 advised command there was no entrapment. Command had L5 take a blocking position until Suffolk Police could arrive. Command cleared Battalion 2, EMS 1 and L5. E29 assisted with pt. care and packaging with M9A crew on a single ALS pt.. No hazards. Command terminated and all units returning to quarters. Units Dispatched - E29, L5, SFD Batt2, M9A and EMS 1. Chuckatuck VFD had a total of 8 personnel on scene. 3 personnel @ Station 9(standby)

   


 

September Fish Fry

Wednesday, August 28, 2013  Mark your calendar for the Chuckatuck VFD September Fish Fry on September 28th, 2013.  Serving times are from 4-7 pm at the fire station.   Tickets are $9 in advance $10 the day of the event.  Tickets available through any member of the fire department or  Saunders Supply, Kelly's Nursery, Kitty's Beauty Salon, Bennett's Creek Pharmacy(Suffolk), Tidewater Motorcycles(Chuckatuck), Jimmy's Pizza and Subs(Chuckatuck), Farmers Feed and Seed(Suffolk), Trophy World(Newport News), and Darden Country Store(Isle of Wight).  Please stop by any of these locations for tickets.  

     



 
 
 

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