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

Crittenden Rd Chimney Fire

Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:07 At 1007 Engine 9, Tanker 9, and Car 109 were dispatched with units from station 5 to a reported chimney fire on Crittenden Rd.  Engine 9 and Ladder 5 arrived at 1016 to find a 2 story residence with nothing showing.  E9's crew found a moderate smoke condition on division 1, prompting crews to stretch a line.  E5 arrived and established command.  Crews from 9 and L5 opened up the walls and ceiling in the area of the wood stove to find active fire.  The fire was quickly knocked down with a can allowing crews to start to overhaul.  Engine 9 cleared at 1132, with a total of 10 members responding.



Crittenden Rd Vehicle Accident

Monday, December 13, 2010 11:56 Just before noon today Engine 9, Medic 9a, and Car 109 responded to a reported vehicle accident.  Car 109 (Parsons) arrived to find a single vehicle in the ditch with one occupant.  A morning snow storm led to poor road conditions in the area.  Engine 9 and Medic 9a arrived and handled the patient care.  Engine 9 remained on scene until the vehicle was removed by the towing company.  109 had command.



Awesome Community Support for our Fishfry

Saturday, September 25, 2010  Thanks to everyone who came out to support our September Fishfry.  As always, it was well attended.  We served over 1600 people during the three hour fund raiser.  The proceeds from the event are used to pay the operating expenses of the fire department.  Thanks again!



Motorcycle Fire - Benns Church Blvd.

E9 arriving

E9 arriving

Monday, September 13, 2010 12:16 Around 12:15 Engine 9 was dispatched to a reported motorcycle on fire in the 17000 block of Benns Church Bl.  Car 109 (Parsons) and E9 (Dortch OIC) responded.  Car 109 was the initial unit on scene, finding a motorcycle well off.  The occupant was uninjured, E9 arrived to make quick work of the fire.



Fish Fry

Monday, September 13, 2010  Don't forget our fish fry September 25th.  All you can eat tilapia filets, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and parsley potatoes.  4pm to 7 pm at the fire station located at 300 Kings Hwy.  Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 the day of the event.  Tickets available at locations throughout the community including Kellys Nursery and Tidewater Motorcycle.



Motorcycle accident on Crittenden Rd.

Monday, August 2, 2010 10:53 After clearing from a commercial fire alarm in Harbor View. E9, M9, and Car 309 responded to a report of a motorcycle accident at the 6800 block of Crittenden Rd. Car 309 (Dortch) arrived to find a motorcycle in the ditch and assumed command. E9 and M9 started patient care. After accessing the patient, M9 decided that Nightingale was needed to transport the patient to Norfolk General. E9 took care of LZ operations.



Workers Comp Update

Thursday, June 10, 2010  As many of you know, the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department along with the other volunteer departments throughout the City of Suffolk were limited in our operations on Friday June 4th. This action was the result of a lapse in the workers compensation coverage offered to us as a benefit by the City of Suffolk. The lack of coverage required city administrators to make the difficult decision to restrict the operations of its volunteers for the volunteer’s protection. Our station was staffed by career members of the Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue. The transition was seamless and at no time left the community without fire and ems protection. Through the dedication of city staff as well as members of the Suffolk Fire administration this issue was rectified Wednesday afternoon. At no point did the members of the volunteer fire departments do anything wrong, this was simply an unfortunate oversight that resulted in our departments being placed out of service. As of 2000 on June 9th we are  back on duty providing the professional services that you have been accustomed to for the past fifty six years. 
Please don’t forget our bi-annual fish fry this Saturday, June 12th. It is from 4-7 p.m. at the fire station. Tickets are $9 in advance or $10 the day of the event. The menu will include all you can eat tilapia filets, parsley potatoes, hush puppies, coleslaw, and iced tea. Tickets are available from any member of the department or at many of the local businesses. 




Tuesday, May 25, 2010  Don't forget our June Fishfry!!  June 12th from 4-7 p.m. at the fire station.  All you can eat tilapia filets, hushpuppies, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, and tea.  Tickets are $9 in advance $10 the day of the event.  See any fire department member or stop in to Kellys Nursery for tickets.



Pump Maintenance & Testing Completed

Tuesday, May 25, 2010  Our annual pump maintenance was performed last week by Mobile Fire Apparatus Repair out of Magnolia, NC.  They returned this week and completed NFPA pump test on both engines and the tanker at a location off of Kirk Rd.  Shortly after the crews finished and returned to the station we took in an EMS call in IOW County. 

We did receive an addition to the fleet this month.  The City of Suffolk donated a 2002 Ford Excursion to our department to be used as a utility vehicle. 

E9 at draft

E9 at draft

02 Ford Excursion

02 Ford Excursion



Thursday, May 20, 2010  Congratulations to FF's Chris Bailey and Jacob Johnson for completing Isle of Wight Fire Academy #3.  This was quite a committment, with the course lasting approximately 6 months providing certification in FF I & II, EVOC, Hazmat Awareness and Ops, Rural Water Supply, Mayday, etc. 

Congrats also to Greg Howlett and Chris Bailey for successfully completing EMT-B courses.



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