On December 27 @ 12:55 Meherrin Fire was dispatched to assist Keysville Fire with a commercial structure fire @ 832 Kings Highway. Engine 5-1, Tanker 5-5, and Squad 5 arrived @ 13:06 with a commercial metal frame building with heavy fire showing from the roof. Keysville Engine 71 deployed multiple hand lines, with master stream operations, while Engine 5-1 and Tanker 5-5 set up water supply operations. Drakes Branch Fire was added as a 3rd due, with Bacon District Fire and Charlotte Court House Fire added for tanker operations. Crews made a aggressive defensive attack having the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes from on scene. Squad 5 set up on the "D" side and provided foam suppression, once the incident was safe for offensive operations. Command marked the incident under control @ 14:50. All Meherrin units were released back to service @ 15:21.
Units Operating: Engine 5-1, Tanker 5-5, Squad 5, Support 5
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Squad 5 responded with request from Prince Edward Vol. Rescue Squad for a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 460 & Holly Farms Farm in Rice, Va. Law Enforcement on scene advising 2 vehicles with injuries and trouble getting patient out of the vehicle due to an obstructed drivers side door. Squad 5 was cancelled en route after EMS on scene was able to extricate the patient from the passenger side door. Units on the scene included Prince Edward Vol. Rescue Squad, ...
Company 5 responded to Washington Street in Meherrin for the report of smoke from a vent in a residence. Engine 5 arrived to find a single story structure with nothing showing. Investigation by members revealed no smoke or fire evident, that a heater was activated and caused the initial smoke. No further actions were taken. Units on the call included Engine 5, Tanker 5, Support 5, and Medic 5.
Company 5 Fire & Rescue along with Keysville Vol. Fire Dept, Charlotte Co. Sheriffs Office and Virginia State Police responded in front of the Keysville Drive Inn for a tractor trailer accident off the roadway. Units on scene encountered a diesel fuel spill, lines down, and significant damage to the tractor. Fuel spill was contained and the vehicle stabilized. No patient was found on scene. Units operating on 360 Highway were Squad 5, Medic 5, Support 5 and KVFD units. Total of 10 personnel
On November 4th @ 12:58 Company 5 - Meherrin (1st due) and Company 2 - Hampden Sydney (2nd due) were dispatched to the 13000 block of Farmville Road for a reported shed/barn fire. An arriving POV unit advised the fire was out and homeowner was requesting the sturture to be checked. Company 2 was placed back in service and Engine 5-1 arrived @ 13:16 with a 10x12 shed nothing showing, Meherrin 502 (Asst. Chief Pyle) in command. Command marked the incident under control at @ 13:19. Crews ...
On October 30 @ 11:49 Meherrin Rescue was dispatched for a male with a possible CVA. On arrival of Rescue 5-8 the dispatch was confirmed and Life-Evac 1 was requested to launch to the Meherrin Heli-pad. Squad 5 arrived at the heli-pad @ 12:32 with Meherrin 505 (Lt. Taylor) in command. Life-Evac 1 was on the ground @ 12:58 and patient care was transferred. Command terminated the incident @ 13:06 and returned units to service. Units Operating - Squad 5, Rescue 5-8
On October 19 Meherrin 505 (Lt. Taylor) ran up on a MVA on Farmville Road near Mud Dusty Road. 505 advised it was a single vehicle down an embankment with no injuries. Meherrin Fire was dispatched and Squad 5 arrived @ 07:17 with 505 in command. Command marked the incident under control @ 07:25 with the vehicle stable. Crews assisted law enforcement until the vehicle was removed. Command terminated the incident @ 08:10 and returned Squad 5 to service. Units Operating - Squad 5
On October 9 @ 07:20 Meherrin Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the 500 block of Loman Road for a single vehicle overturned with one reported injury. Squad 5 arrived and confirmed the dispatch with Meherrin 502 (Asst. Chief Pyle) in command. Squad 5's crew secure the vehicle and began patient care. Rescue 5-9 transported one with minor injuries and command marked the incident under control at 07:52. Crews assisted law enforcement until vehicle was overturned and removed. Command terminat...
On September 18th @ 15:24 Meherrin Fire was requested to secure the Meherrin Heli-Pad for Charlotte Rescue for a medical fly out. After Charlotte comfirmed they would use our pad Squad 5 arrived @ 15:42 with Meherrin 502 (Asst. Chief Pyle) in command. Pad was secured and Med-Flight 1 was on the ground @ 15:58. Patient care was transferred and command terminated the incident @ 16:16 with Med-Flgiht 1 airborne. Units operating: Squad 5, Support 5
On February 5 @ 0720 Company 5 & Keysville Fire Department were dispatched for a reported Chimney Fire. Support 5 with Asst Chief Pyle responded ahead of Squad 5, upon arrival he advised that he had active fire coming from the chimney. Squad 5 arrived and laddered the residence to gain access to the chimney. Engineer Nash gained access to the Chimney while Lt Taylor and Captian Scott removed the pipe from the fire place. Crews found that the chimney was plugged about ...
On January 26 @ 1715 Company 5 & Company 7 dispatched for a reported structure fire. While en route crews were advised that there was smoke coming from underneath the residence. Upon arrival Squad 5 advised light black smoke coming from underneath the residence. Crews stretched an attack line and began searching for the fire. Crews encountered light fire conditions on the "D" side of the residence in the crawl space. After the fire was extinguished cre...
On January 18 @ 2049 Company 5 dispatched for a car fire, threatening a structure. Squad 5 arrived to find one car with heavy fire coming from the engine compartment with vehicle being within 25 ft of two structures. Crews stretched attack line and quickly brought fire under control. Car was a total loss. Units Operating: Squad 5, Support 5
On January 10, Company 5 & Company 2 were dispatched for a reported garage fire. Squad 5 arrived to find a 8x10 shed with light smoke showing from the "A" side. Crews stretched an attack line and made entry into the shed to find no fire just smoky conditions. The crew exited the shed and applied water to the roof of the shed as that is where the fire was contained to. Command disregarded Company 2 while en route. Units ventilated the shed through windo...
Company 5 dispatched for a single vehicle MVC reported no injuries. Squad 5 arrived to find on vehicle out of the roadway over an embankment and into the trees. Squad 5 crew checked for injuries and controlled any fire hazards. Driver of vehicle was out walking around and refusing any treatment. Squad 5 remained on scene until vehicle was removed. Units Operating: Squad 5, Support 5
Company 5 along with Company 2 (Hampden Sydney) were dispatched for a Residential Structure Fire with reports of smoke coming from the eaves of the residence. Upon arrival units encountered fire coming from the roof of the residence with the attic area completely engulfed in flames. Squad 5's crew began an interior attack on the "A" side of the structure, while the Crew from Engine 2-2 deployed a second attack line on the "B" side of the structure. Comm...
On December 27 @ 12:55 Meherrin Fire was dispatched to assist Keysville Fire with a commercial structure fire @ 832 Kings Highway. Engine 5-1, Tanker 5-5, and Squad 5 arrived @ 13:06 with a commercial metal frame building with heavy fire showing from the roof. Keysville Engine 71 deployed multiple hand lines, with master stream operations, while Engine 5-1 and Tanker 5-5 set up water supply operations. Drakes Branch Fire was added as a 3rd due, with Bacon District Fire and Charlot...
On December 26 @ 11:57 Meherrin Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of Green Bay Road and Tower Rd for a single vehicle overturned, unknown injuries. While responding the incident location was changed to the area of Green Bay Road and Leigh Mountain Road. Squad 5 and Medic 5-8 arrived @ 12:13 with a single vehicle overturn in the roadway and 501 (Chief Pyle) in command. Crews assessed the vehicle to find of occupants out and only the passenger wishing to be transported. M 5-8 tr...
On December 23 @ 07:33 Meherrin Fire & Rescue was dispatched for a single vehicle MVA overturned unknown injuries, on Meherrin Road. Squad 5 arrived @ 07:44 with a single vehicle upright down an embankment with the occupant out of the vehicle, 501 (Chief Pyle) in command. Rescue 5-8 arrived and obtained a refusal on the driver. Commanded marked the incident under control @ 07:49, releasing both Rescue units. Crews assisted with traffic control until the vehicle was removed. Commanded te...
On September 15 @ 15:38 a local citizen contact Station 5 reference to have a injured goat that had fallen down a dam. Squad 5 arrived @ 15:44 with 503 (Capt. Pyle) in command. Crews worked with the homeowners to assess the best way to move the goat. After assessing the animals injuries it was found that the best way to attempt to move the animal would be as he laid. Crews put together a stokes basket with backboard, blankets and webbing to secure the animal. After secure the animal, crews ...
On September 10 @ 03:40 Company 5 Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the vicinity of Duffey's Mini Mart on Patrick Henry Highway for a reported single vehicle MVA with one patient still in the vehicle with known injuries. Squad 5 arrived @ 03:50 with a single vehicle off the road in to a tree with one patient, 501 (Chief Pyle) in command. Squad 5's crew quickly assessed the patient and requested Life-Evac 1 to launch. Medic 5-8 arrived @ 03:54 and took patient care. Command marked the incident...
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