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
Jeffparsonscvfd9@gmail.com


Passing of Al Saunders

Chief Al Saunders and our Chaplain Aleck Winslow

Chief Al Saunders and our Chaplain Aleck
      Winslow

Sunday, February 20, 2011  The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of Life member and Past Fire Chief Al Saunders.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation will be throughout the day Friday, February 25th at the Saunders home on Kings Hwy.  Funeral services will be held at 1100 Saturday, February 26th at Oakland Christian Church.  All Chuckatuck VFD members are encouraged to be at the fire station by 1000.

Chief Saunders made a tremendous impact on our department and served as our first fire chief from 1954-1963.  The membership of our department had an enormous amount of respect for Chief Saunders, and he will certainly be missed.

   


 

North End Brush Fires

Monday, February 14, 2011  High winds and low humidity levels brought several working brush fires throughout the city today.  Engine 9 was originally requested to transfer to station 5 while their companies were committed on other incidents.  As we were leaving the north end BC requested us to respond to a brush fire in the area of the Suffolk/Chesapeake line on Bridge Rd.  Engine 9 and Brush 9 went enroute with 5 men.  We arrived to find B2 in command of a fire involving about 3 acres of a wooded area along the railroad tracks and I-664.  Brush9 deployed a foam line and went to work at the head of the fire with Engine 9's crew.  Chesapeake FD had companies located at the south end of the fire and were working from the interstate.  The fire was contained fairly quickly, leaving a crews to overhaul the area.  NSRS M2 was on scene for rehab.  Command released the units from 9 after operating a little over 2 hours.

   


 

Everetts Rd Brush Fire

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 16:19 At around 1620 we were dispatched to a reported burning complaint in the Everetts Rd area.  Brush 9 went enroute to the call, with the dispatcher receiving several calls reporting a brush fire.  On arrival the crew found a working brush fire in a cut over involving about a half acre area.  The fire was relatively slow moving, but headed for a wood line.  Car 109 (Parsons) established command and requested Tanker 9.  Brush 9's crew went to work and knocked the bulk of the fire in a short time.  Crews remained on scene for about an hour mopping up.  This was the 5th call of the day for the Chuckatuck Volunteers.

   


 

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. 

   


 
 
 

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