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 

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.



Congratulations Jerry Saunders 08 Firefighter of the Year

Saturday, February 7, 2009  Assistant Chief Jerry Saunders was named the 2008 Firefighter of the Year at our annual dinner and dance held at the Planters Club.  Jerry is a past Fire Chief and has been an active member of our department since 1956.  Other awards presented were to Jerry Saunders, Ronnie Kelly and Aleck Winslow for the Top 3 responders for last year.  Another surprise event of the evening was Assistant Chief Travis Dortch proposing to his girlfriend and member of the Fire Department Auxiliary Courtney Griffin.  The event was a success and we all look forward to next year.  Thanks to Driver VFD (Suffolk St 10) for covering our station for the night.

Jerry Saunders accepting the Firefighter of the Year award

Jerry Saunders accepting the Firefighter
      of the Year award

The day many of us thought would never come.  Congrats Travis and Courtney.

The day many of us thought would never
      come. Congrats Travis and Courtney.


Pictures from the past

Monday, December 15, 2008  I have had a couple requests to post some pictures from our past on the website.  I will put a few up now and follow up with more to come soon.



Busy weekend for Engine 9

Monday, December 15, 2008  The weekend started for the Chuckatuck Volunteers with a reported structure fire Friday night in our second due off Bridge Rd.  Engine 9 and Tanker 9 responded to the call.  Companies from 5 reported a detached two car garage totally involved.  Engine 9 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul while Tanker 9 handled the water supply.  Engine 29 remained staffed in the station.  Saturday was our annual Christmas Dinner at the station.  Just as the members and their guests were preparing to eat the power went out for a short time.  This was followed by a dispatch to a reported overturned vehicle on Oliver Dr.  Carrollton 105 (Rastater) was on scene reporting one overturned into a power pole with the pole split in half.  Dominion Power was requested.  Engine 9 obtained a pt refusal and remained on scene for the power company.  Sunday night brought a overturned vehicle on Ferry Point Rd.  Car 109 arrived to find a single vehicle on its side with two trapped.  Engine 9 arrived and began stabilization.  M9A handled the pt care.  L5 arrived and assisted with stabilization and extrication.  Both pts were transported and crews cleared at 1849 after about an hour on scene.  Almost two hours later we were dispatched to a reported overturned on Cherry Grove Rd North.  On arrival Car 109 found a single vehicle overturned in a field.  Engine 9's crew checked the area for occupants with nothing found.  The pt was located at an address on  Riddick Rd.  M9a and E9 handled the pt care and the incident was turned over to Va State Police. 

Ferry Point Rd.

Ferry Point Rd.


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