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 

New Years Eve Shed Fire

Thursday, January 1, 2015   At 1444, New Years Eve, Engine 29 (Lt. Porter) and Tanker 9 (Winslow) responded with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Medic 9A, Engine 6, Ladders 5 & 6, EMS 1 and Battalion 2  to a reported shed fire on Mulberry Lane. Car 109 (Parsons) advised dispatch that there were hydrants nearby and cleared Tanker 9. On arrival Medic 9A reported a shed in the rear of a residence that was fully involved. Engine 29 arrived on scene, established its own water supply from a nearby hydrant, and initiated fire attack. Car 309 (Johnson) arrived on scene shortly after Engine 29, established "Mulberry Command," and cleared Ladder 5. SFR Engine 6 and Ladder 6 arrived and assisted with fire attack. Engine 9 (Lt. Saunders) arrived on scene par three and allowed command to clear Engine 6. Ladder 6 was cleared soon after by command, and units remaining on scene awaited the on duty Fire Marshall before completing overhaul. While crews were waiting for the investigation to be completed, Engine 9 was able to clear the scene and pick up an EMS call with Medic 9A. In all 14 members responded. 



Your Volunteers Participate in Search and Rescue Training with SFR

Sunday, November 16, 2014   This weekend, 3 of your volunteers participated in search and rescue training held at Suffolk Fire Station # 6.

The class was hosted by Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue, and taught by instructors with Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Just another way your volunteers are staying prepared for any emergency that may arise!



CVFD takes in Cotton Module Fire

Tuesday, November 11, 2014   Around 0630, your volunteers were alerted to a cotton module fire in the 20400 Block of Longview Drive with Carrolton Station 10.

Engine 29 (Lt. Saunders), Brush 9 (Lt. Bailey), and Car 209 (AC Dortch) responded to the scene to find a small smoldering fire. With the use of Brush 9 and Carrolton Brush 10, the fire was extinguished using Class A foam.

Car 209 held Longview Command for the duration of the incident.

All units were cleared at around 0745.

Units Responding: Chuckatuck Engine 29, Brush 9, and Car 209, Carrollton Engine 10, Brush 10, and Car 110.



Dedication of Engine 29 and CVFD's 60th Anniversary

Saturday, October 25, 2014   This morning, at Chuckatuck's Founders Day and Chuckatuck VFD's 60th Anniversary celebrations, Engine 29 was dedicated to Chief Jerry Saunders.

Chief Saunders served as Chuckatuck's 3rd Fire Chief from 1986 to 2002, with a total of 60 years of service to the Department.

Chief Saunders will be with us on every call, keeping a watchful eye on all of our volunteers.



A steady day for the Chuckatuck volunteers.

Monday, September 15, 2014   Monday - September 15 2014, brought a steady day for the CVFD.

06:05 - E29 (Lt. Bailey) & M9A (Flick) took in a medical emergency on Cotton Farm Ln..  E29 cleared after M9 and E29 assessed the situation. M9 handled pt. paperwork. 

14:15 - E29 (A/C Dortch) was dispatched and en route to a medical emergency in our fourth due district on Livingston Ln.. We were shortly cleared by E3 (Capt. Brower) who was clearing from a working fire on Nansemond Parkway. E29 went available and staged near Rt.17 / Crittenden Rd. until E3 and E5 could clear from Livingston Ln. and Nansemond Parkway.  E29 cleared approx 14:45 and return to quarters.

15:10 - E29 (A/C Dortch) was dispatched to our third due for an Automatic Fire Alarm @ Kings Fork High School. E29 was the second apparatus o/s and staged at the hydrant, until cleared by Command (E4) with a system malfunction.  E29 cleared and returned to quarters. 

23:22 - E29 (Capt. Johnson) was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the area of Crittenden Rd / Kings Hwy.. After investigation, it was found to be a Good Intent call with No Hazard. People were working on a vehicle near a garage, but no fire. E29 cleared and returned to service. 



Your Volunteers Particpate in Truck Company Operations School

Sunday, September 14, 2014   This weekend, your volunteers participated in a Truck Company Operations school hosted by Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighter Austin Brandriff, Lieutenant Eddie Brock, and Lieutenant Chris Bailey attended class which covered several topics including roof ventilation, victim removal, VES (vent, enter, search) and forcible entry.

The first day of class was held at Smithfield Station 50, and the second day was held at the burn building at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center.

Captain Matt Spencer helped teach through the duration of the class, and students were taught by guest instructors Jon Hart and Matt Verlaque of Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George's County Station 34.

A big shout out to all of the instructors that helped teach, and to Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department for another outstanding class.



Your Volunteers Take in Entrapment on Route 10

Monday, September 1, 2014   Around 0630 this morning, Engine 29 was dispatched with units from Suffolk Fire-Rescue to a reported single vehicle MVC with entrapment in the 4900-Block of Godwin Boulevard

Upon arrival, Car 609 (Lt. Brock) reported a single vehicle in the roadway with major damage, 1 confirmed entrapment, and 1 victim outside of the vehicle.

Engine 29 (Capt. Johnson) arrived on the scene and established "Godwin Command". 

The entrapped victim was extricated with the teamwork of Engine 29 and SFR Ladder 6, and transported via Nightengale air ambulance.

The other victim was treated by Medic 9A and transported to a local facility.

Engine 29 held the command for the duration of the incident, and Godwin Boulevard remained close for approximately an hour, before being cleared by the tow company.

Chuckatuck Units Responding: Engine 29 (Capt. Johnson), 409 (Capt. Rose), 509 (Capt. Spencer), 609 (Lt. Brock), and 909 (Lt. Bailey).

Total Members Responding (both to the scene and station): 10



Roof Ventilation Training with Smithfield VFD.

Monday, August 25, 2014 Training Tonight your volunteers took a trip to Smithfield VFD to do Flat Roof Ventilation Training on their props they have.  It was a lot of great information provided by members of SVFD to our members and a great time for our guys to get some tool time.  Thank you again to SVFD for allowing us to train with you all.  



Engine 9 and Tanker 9 Respond to Residential Fire in Smithfield

Thursday, August 14, 2014   Around 1045 this morning, Tanker 9 (Lt. Saunders) was alerted for a mutual aid request for Isle of Wight reference a residential structure in the 6200-Block of Stallings Creek Drive. Tanker 9 responded with a crew of 2, and upon arrival, was assigned to assist in water supply operations.

About 30 minutes after initial dispatch, Stallings Creek Command advised they needed another Engine, so Engine 9 (Lt. Bailey) responded to the scene with a crew of 3.

Upon the arrival of Engine 9, both units engaged in exterior and roof operations, before engaging in interior salvage and overhaul.

While Engine 9 and Tanker 9 were out, Engine 29 (Chief Parsons) remained staffed in quarters, and picked up an EMS call in the 5200-Block of Godwin Boulevard.

Photos supplied by Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department and Chuckatuck Lieutenant Jay Saunders



Your Volunteers Take In Residential Structure Fire

Monday, August 11, 2014   Around 1000 hours, Engine 29, Tanker 9, Medic 9A, and units from Suffolk Fire-Rescue, were alerted to a residential structure fire in the 7100-Block of Crittenden Road. 

Medic 9A arrived on scene to find a single story residential structure with smoke showing from an attached garage.

Engine 29 arrived and established "Crittenden Command". Engine 29 advanced a 1 3/4" line to a finished room over the garage (FROG) and initiated primary fire attack.

Car 109 arrived and assumed the command.

With the assistance of the SFR Units, the fire was contained to the FROG, with no damage to the house.

Command cleared all units with the exception of 29, and transferred command to Engine 29 while they finished salvage and overhaul. 

For the duration of the incident, Engine 9 remained staffed in quarters.



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