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 

St James Av

Thursday, October 8, 2009  Around 0430 Engine 9 was dispatched to a backfill assignment at Suffolk Station 1, while the downtown companies were operating on a second alarm.  Engine 9 went enroute with a crew of four while another crew was left in quarters to staff the second engine.  While enroute command requested the third alarm which prompted Engine 9 to the scene.  On arrival we laid in our own supply line and set up the deluge gun to operate on the bravo exposure.  We were later repositioned to operate a handline from division 3 of a neighboring building onto the b exposure, and finally to overhaul in the exposure building until crews were pulled for structural integrity concerns.  After picking up (thanks to E10's crew for the help) we cleared and headed back to the village.

E9 at sunrise

E9 at sunrise


NC peanut company fire

Peanut warehouse fire in Severn, NC.

Peanut warehouse fire in Severn, NC.

Monday, August 31, 2009  Just after 0800 Tanker 9 was requested to respond to an industrial fire in Severn, NC.  After an approximate one hour response to the scene, the crew participated in a water shuttle for a fire involving a peanut warehouse.  Capt Kelly and Lt Porter were committed to the scene for around 9 hours before being released by command.  E9 and Car 109 took in a smell of smoke in a residence on Crittenden Rd while the tanker crew was out.  The problem was isolated to an air handler and the other companies were cleared (Eng and L5, Tanker 10, and B2). 



Godwin Bl House Fire

Wednesday, August 12, 2009  Engine 9, Tanker 9, Car 309, Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Batt 2 responded to a reported structure fire during a severe thunderstorm with heavy rains.  Car 409 arrived to find a 20x40 garage/apartment with fire venting from the roof.  Engine 9 arrived and deployed a courtyard stretch with 200' of 2 1/2" gated to 2 1 3/4"'s because of the length of the narrow driveway.  The crew was split allowing E9's crew to advance an attack line as well as establish the RIT.  E9's crew quickly knocked the fire, crews from E1 and R1 assisted with overhaul and salvage.  409 (Rose) had command.



Franklin St. Fire Downtown

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 



3rd Annual CVFD Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 30, 2009  Don't forget to register for the 3rd Annual CVFD Golf Tournament.  It is scheduled to be held on May 30th at the Suffolk Golf Course on Holland Rd.  The cost is $65 per person or $250 per team which includes: green fees, cart, range balls, beverage tickets and lunch.  We will be having longest drive and closest to the pin contests.    Hole sponsorships are available for a $150 dontation.  Shotgun start at 0800.  Contact Brad Whitley for more information at (757)617-1714.



Pump Operator Training

Saturday, April 11, 2009  At around 0930 Saturday morning, crews from Chuckatuck conducted a pump operations and water supply drill.  This was done with an aquired structure on Sawmill Point Rd that was not in a condition to use for interior training.  This allowed some of our newer pump operators to get some time on the pump as well as a refresher for some of the more senior members.


FF's Teel and Garrett

FF's Teel and Garrett


Training Fire - Crittenden Rd.

Sunday, March 15, 2009  Crews from Stations 9 and 10 (Driver) participated in live fire training in an acquired structure last weekend.  The one story residential, which was occupied until the week before,  offered us a great training opportunity.  Crews were able to do a total of 6 fire evolutions and a downed firefighter drill.  This was a awesome addition to an otherwise slow month.  Thanks to Driver VFD for toughing out the weather and the use of Tanker 10.

9 Engine

9 Engine


Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Friday, March 6, 2009  Daylight Savings Time goes into effect at 0200 on Sunday March 8th.  It is always recommended to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you "spring forward".



Overturned on Oliver Dr

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:29 At 1229 Engine 9 was dispatched along with IOW St 10 (Carrollton) to a reported overturned vehicle on Oliver Dr. in the county.  Carrollton 104 (JV Oliver) arrived to find a single vehicle on its side with the occupant out on arrival.  Engine 9 continued in to check for hazards with Carrollton Sq10 handling the refusal.  Both units cleared at 1246.



Moore Farm Ln Car Fire

Wednesday, March 4, 2009  At 2303 Engine 9 and Car 109 responded to the report of a car on fire in the area of Moore Farm Ln and Godwin Bl.  Car 409 (Rose) arrived first to find a vehicle well off on a farm path off of Moore Farm.  Engine 9 arrived and went to work stretching the 1 3/4" bumper line.  The fire was quickly knocked down.  Crews remained on scene for the arrival of pd and the fire marshall's office.  Car 109 (Parsons) had command.  Engine 29 remained staffed in quarters for the duration of the call.



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