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 

Overturned tractor trailer on Godwin Bl.

Monday, April 5, 2010 23:54 Just before midnight Engine 9, Medic 9a, Car 109, and Ladder 5 responded to a reported overturned tractor trailer in the 6200 block of Godwin.  Car 109 (Parsons) arrived to find a tractor trailer overturned on its roof with a utility pole (determined to be telephone lines) down on the trailer.  M9a arrived and began care of the trucks occupant who had self extricated prior to our arrival.  Engine 9 arrived and began checking the vehicle for hazards, the truck was carrying lumber and other construction materials.  Ladder 5 was cleared prior to arrival.  The engine crew secured the batteries, provided scene lighting and remained on scene until the towing company could upright the vehicle.  As the vehicle was being uprighted one of the saddle tanks ruptured causing an estimated 50 gallons of diesel fuel to spill.  Crews went to work containing the spill.  Notifications were made and the scene was turned over to the cleanup contractor.  All units cleared just before 0500, Car 109 had command.  E29 remained staffed in quarters while the other units were committed.



Slow start to the month

Monday, April 5, 2010  April has been relatively slow so far with just the typical runs.  E9 did handle a cut job at an accident with injuries at the intersection of Godwin and Everets on the 1st.  The call was dispatched as an AWI.  On arrival a determination was made to remove the passenger side rear door for patient removal.  Crews participated in a couple different training evolutions on the 5th.  The first one involved flushing a dry hydrant and pumping from draft with E29.  Later that evening Tanker 9 traveled to Smithfield to participate in a drill with the guys from 50.  Tankers 9, 30, (Rushmere), and 40 (Windsor) shuttled water to E52 while it supplied Smithfields tower.  Great drill, with good people.

E29 at draft

E29 at draft


Longview Drive Overturned

Thursday, February 18, 2010  At 1715 Engine 9 was dispatched with the Carrollton VFD to a reported accident with injuries on Longview Dr in the area of Oliver Dr.  Carrollton 104 (Oliver) was the initial arriving unit reporting a single vehicle off the roadway.  The vehicle was reported to have rolled coming to rest in a swamp about 15 ft below the road.  The vehicles occupant was out on arrival.  Engine 9 arrived and handled pt care.  Carrollton Squad 10 arrived  and handled the transport.  E9 cleared per command.  This call followed a 3 vehicle accident on Godwin that was handled by E9 and M9a.  E29 responded to a medical assist while crews were committed on the Longview accident. 



Chuckatuck Fire Department Dance

FF Johnson, Chief Parsons, FF Garrett

FF Johnson, Chief Parsons, FF Garrett

Saturday, February 13, 2010  The Annual Chuckatuck Fire Department Dance was held February 13th at the Planters Club, with many members and friends of the fire department in attendance.  The night consisted of an excellent meal, an awards presentation, followed by music provided by DJ Jeremy Branch.  Congratulations to veteran firefighter Ronnie Garrett for being the recipient of the 2010 Firefighter of the Year award, as well as the Jacob Johnson for receiving the first Apprentice of the Year award.  These men showed their dedication throughout the year and were recognized by their fellow members for their efforts.  Top responder awards went to: Ronnie Garrett, Ronnie Kelly, and Jacob Johnson.  Thanks to the CVFD Ladies Auxiliary for their help with bringing the event together and to the Smithfield VFD for covering the 9 house for the evening.



Reported Structure Fire Bob White Rd

Saturday, January 23, 2010  At around 0950 this morning Engine 9, Tanker 9 and Car 109 responded to a reported structure fire as the second due companies in IOW County.  Smithfield (1st due) went enroute with Engine 52 and 53.  Car 309 (A/C Dortch) was the first to arrive finding a one story residence with nothing evident from the exterior.  This house was located down a long unpaved (muddy) driveway, incoming units were assigned to level 1 staging on the paved road.  Members reported a shorted electrical outlet with no extension and cleared all the assigned apparatus with the exception of E52.  309 held command.



Upcoming Training

Wednesday, January 13, 2010  Don't forget upcoming training events at the station:

January 18th at 1830 - EMS continuing ed

February 1 at 1900 - Atmospheric monitoring.  Class provided by VDEM hazmat officer.  Covering a review of basic monitoring techniques as well as an overview of our new meters. 

Contact 109 with any questions.



Godwin Bl Chimney Fire

Sunday, January 10, 2010 08:09 Engine 9, Tanker 9 and Car 109 responded with the second due companies to a reported chimney fire in the 5700 block of Godwin Blvd.  Caller reported fire venting from the chimney.  E9 arrived to find moderate smoke from the chimney with a light smoke condition in the residence.  E9 stretched a line to the front door and began checking for extension.  Tanker 9 staged with the engine.  Command assigned other incoming units to Level 1 staging.  E9 reported no extension.  Released all the companies with the exception of E9 and M9a.  E9 worked to overhaul the chimney and remove the smoldering material from the woodstove.  Crews operated for just over an hour.  E29 remained staffed in the station.  Car 109 (Parsons) had command. Total St 9 personnel responding - 14



Structure Fire Spring Lake Drive

Engine 29

Engine 29

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:44 The day started early for Station 9 crews when Engine 9 was moved to Suffolk station 4 to cover for a working fire on Holland Rd at 0325.  E9 was released around 0800.  This was followed up by a transfer to Suffolk station 5 while the north end companies were committed on a natural gas leak in a commercial building (E29 was staffed in station during both transfers).  After clearing the second backfill, E9 returned to the station and the crew started cooking lunch.  At 1244 we were alerted for a reported garage fire in IOW county on Spring Lake Dr.  E29 (Par 4, Spencer OIC), Tanker 9 (Par 2), and Car 109 (Parsons) responded leaving E9 staffed in the station.  Car 109 arrived to find a detached garage well off exposing a house trailer and several vehicles.  E29 arrived and backed into the driveway, leading off with a 2 1/2" attack line.  Tanker 9 arrived to establish the water supply.  Command requested Carrollton Tanker 10, Quint 10 was already on the road as well as Smithfield E51 and E52.  Quint 10 arrived and pulled the second line and assisted with knocking the fire.  E51 went to a dry hydrant at IOW Industrial Park to establish a draft site.  Tanker 10 took the water supply position and Tanker 9 was used to shuttle from the draft location.  Crews from the three departments worked well and prevented extension beyond the fire building.  Car 109 had the command.  Other units on scene : Carrollton Rescue 10, Squad 10, 101 (Acree), Smithfield 501 (Stallings), IOW Sheriffs Office. Total St 9 members responding - 17



Hawk Ln Structure Fire

Sunday, December 6, 2009  On Sunday evening Engines 9, 1, Tanker 9, Rescue 1 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a residence on Hawk Ln.  Engine 9 was the initial company on scene reporting light smoke from the charlie side of a story and a half dwelling.  Tanker 9 went to staging and Engine 29 marked on scene at the hydrant.  E9's crew stretched a line to the front door and reported that the interior was clear and they were accessing the attic.  Engine 1 and Rescue 1 arrived and were held in staging.  Crews found an apparent electrical problem in the attic that was quickly extinguished.  Companies were released with Engine 9 held for overhaul.  P Humphries had command.



Crittenden Rd Cotton Picker Fire

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 13:15 At 1315 station 9 was alerted to a reported brush fire in the 7800 block of Crittenden Rd.  Brush 9, Tanker 9, and Car 109 responded to the call.  Brush 9 arrived to find a pile of cotton burning in the rear of a field as well as some smoldering cotton burning in the hopper of the picker.  Brush 9 deployed a line with class A foam initially on the picker and later moved to the piles.  Tanker 9 provided the water supply, Car 109 (Parsons) had command.  This was followed by an EMS call in IOW County with Carrollton VFD.



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