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 

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.



A Busy Day For Your Volunteers

Monday, August 4, 2014  A busy day for your Chuckatuck volunteers - It started around 0800 hours when Engine 29 (Lt. Saunders) ran a service call in the 7100-Block of Crittenden Road. 

Shortly after, around 0945, Engine 29 (Lt. Saunders) and Medic 9A responded to an EMS call in the 1700-Block of Oyster Bay Lane.

Then, around 1215, Engine 29 (Lt. Bailey) and Car 509 (Capt. Spencer) responded to a reported structural collapse/technical rescue in the 6100-Block of Everets Road. Engine 29 and M9A arrived to find a male subject trapped under the floor of a home. The subject was removed with the assistance of SFR units, and evaluated by Medic 9A. 

As always, your volunteers are at the ready to respond when needed!



Your Volunteers Participate in Training with Smithfield VFD

Monday, August 4, 2014   Tonight, Engine 9 (Lt. Bailey), with a crew of 3. and Car 509 (Capt. Spencer) participated in MayDay/RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) training with Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department. 

Topics covered were calling the mayday, radio communications, building searches, and firefighter/victim removal. 

It was a great training exercise with one of our neighbor departments, with whom we frequently run mutual aid, and a good refresher for all involved.

Our thanks go out to SVFD for the invitation.

While Engine 9 was out, Engine 29 remained staffed in quarters.



Chuckatuck VFD Participates in SFR Live Fire Training

Saturday, July 26, 2014  This week, your Chuckatuck volunteers have participated in city wide live fire training with units from the other volunteer fire departments and Suffolk Fire-Rescue.

Wednesday, July 23rd, CVFD sent a crew of 3.

Thursday, July 24th, CVFD sent a crew of 4, as previously posted, training got scrubbed due to bad weather.

Friday, July 25th, CVFD sent a crew of 3.

As previously posted, the training was intended to introduce and orient staff to SFR's new Thermal Imaging Cameras. Friday afternoon, after interior training was completed, a full exterior burn was conducted.

While the crews were out training all three days, our 2nd engine remained staffed in quarters.



Steady Thursday For the Tuck.

Thursday, July 24, 2014   Thursday (8:20am) started off with E29 going with a full crew to Old Myrtle Rd for the City of Suffolk T.I.C. training. The city has purchased (9) Thermal Imagers with another round of purchasing of (8) cameras (ISG cameras). Chuckatuck VFD currently operates with MSA 5600 Thermal Imaging cameras on E29 and E9 for several years now. As crews from CVFD and SFD were setting up for the training evolution, a strong line of severe storms rolled in to the city producing unsafe conditions and multiple calls.  Training was cancelled, due to the weather conditions. E29 returned to service.
12:50pm E29 (Lt. Bailey) and took in a EMS call on Crittenden Rd. with M9 crew.
16:35, Station 9 and 6 units were alerted of a first due residential fire alarm on Governors Wharf Dr. As E29 (Lt. Saunders) was marking en route cancellation was received by dispatch and E29 cleared all units and continued non-emergency to verify. Fire alarm accidentally set off by the keypad and E29returned to service.
19:15 hrs several strong thunderstorms with heavy rains, wind and strong lighting rolled through the area the station was staffed with (9) personnel. Suffolk downtown fire units were steady through this time with several submerged vehicles and a few electrical issues. 
22:56 - E29 was dispatched for a vehicle smoking from MVC w/ no injuries. E29 (Lt. Brock) had the command with no fire, injuries or hazard(s) and driver left in another vehicle. E29 cleared and turned scene over to Suffolk PD. July 25th 2014
01:26 E29 (Capt. Johnson) took in an EMS call in Isle of Wight County for a patient that had fallen.  E29 crew arrived o/s first and began treatment till the arrival of Carrollton Medic 11. Pt. care was transferred and pt. packaged, E29 returned to the city. E9 remained in quarters staffed through all these calls. 



MVC on Longview Drive

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   On the early hours of July 16th, Chuckatuck VFD and Carrollton VFD were notified of a MVC w/ unknown injuries. Units marked en route. Chuckatuck Car 209 (A/C Dortch) arrived o/s and established "Longview Command" with a single vehicle in the bushes and investigating. Carrollton Car 10 (Rastatter) arrived o/s and assisted with gaining access to the patient. Command checked on the availability of Nightingale and requested Suffolk M9 due to proximity of the call. E29 arrived o/s and began assisting Car 10 with assessing the patient. Carrollton Zone 10 and 11 arrived o/s. After initial access and assessment, it was determined that patient had passed. Command cleared Suffolk M9A (Miller) on their arrival and cleared Squad 10 and Rescue 10 who were still en route. Scene was turned over to IOWSO, who was awaiting VA State Police to work the accident scene. VSP arrived and units o/s assisted with lighting until cleared by VSP officers. "Longview Command" terminated and all units were clear and returning scene turned over to VA State Police. Chuckatuck Units (Responded) - Car 209, E29 and M9(A) Carrollton Units (Responded) - Car 10, Zone 10, Zone 11(A), Squad 10and Rescue 10(Cancelled)



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.  



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