Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Company 5 Fire responds for landing zone request from Charlotte Co. Rescue at the Meherrin helipad. VCU LifeEvac 1 responded for patient care. Company 5 operated with Squad 5 and Support 5 with 7 pers...
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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 ve...
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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 memb...
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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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 of...
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Hook & Ladder Softball Tournament will be hosted by the Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue on October 20-21 of 2018. Anyone who is interested in putting a team together in the tournament please ...
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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During Tuesday night monthly meeting members voted to add another tool to better serve the community of Meherrin and the surrounding areas. We voted to sell our back up Medi unit Medic 5-2 which is al...
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Members with the Meherrin Fire/Rescue have put countless hours to remodel the engine that we have purchased from the Farmville Fire Department and it has been in service for the last 6 months. This pu...
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
On May 4th, Asst, Chief Pyle and Engineer Nash were on hand at the Farmville Moose Lodge to receive a $500 donation on behalf of the department. The Moose Lodge made several donations to area fire and...
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4PM Burn Law In Effect
Monday, February 15th, 2010

The 4PM Burn Law is now in effect and will not expire until April 30, 2010.

What is the 4 p.m. Law?
The 4 p.m. Law is a ban (or restriction) on open air burning before 4 o'clock in the afternoon if your fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which can carry the fire to the woods. You are allowed to burn between 4 p.m and midnight as long as you take proper care and precaution and attend your fire at all times.

When is the 4 p.m. Law in effect?
The law goes into effect on February 15th each year and runs through April 30th.

Why is there a 4 p.m. Law?
The 4 p.m. Law was adopted during the 1940's to reduce the number of wildfires which occurred each spring. During this time of the year, Virginia traditionally has an increased number of fires. During the winter months, winds are usually elevated, the relative humidity is lower and the fuels on the forest floor are extremely dry, having "cured" without having the tree leaves to shade them.

Why 4 o'clock?
After 4 p.m., winds usually calm down and the relative humidity levels are on the increase, both of which reduce the potential for a debris fire or any outdoor open air fire to escape your control.

What is the main cause of wildfires in Virginia?
Debris burning is the Number One cause of wildfires, closely followed by intentionally set or "arson" fires.

How many wildfires burn in Virginia each year and how many acres are burned?
Virginia has records which date back to 1925, and our 30 year average is 1,449 fires for 8,338 acres per year. 1941 saw the most fires with 3,697, and 1930 had the most acreage burned at 333,023 acres.

Can I have a campfire if I put rocks around it?
NO. Campfires are considered an open air fire. A pit fire or campfire may be approved if it meets ALL the following conditions: Fire is BELOW GROUND LEVEL, continuously monitored AND completely enclosed with cinder blocks AND a ¼" or smaller metal screen is placed over the enclosure. Extra precautions should be taken to clear a 20-foot circle of all flammable materials and have water and a shovel available.

If I take all precautions with my fire after 4 p.m. and it does escape and start a fire, am I responsible for the suppression cost?
Yes. Although you may have taken all proper precautions and obtained any locally required permits, whoever started the fire is responsible should the fire escape.

What is the penalty for violating the 4 p.m. law?
Violation of the 4 p.m. law is a class 3 misdemeanor with a fine of not more than $500.

Can I use my charcoal or gas fire fired barbeque grill?
Yes, however you must take proper care and precaution by clearing all flammable material from around it and you must stay with it until it is completely extinguished or turned off.

Are building contractors and road construction jobs exempt from the 4 p.m. law?
No, however if the burning operations are greater than 300 feet from the woods or flammable grass/vegetation which would allow the fire to spread to the woods the 4 p.m. law does not apply.

**CONTACT YOUR LOCAL 911 DISPATCH OFFICE IF YOU DO BURN AFTER 4PM**
Farmville ECC 434-392-3332
Lunenburg S.O. 434-696-4452
Charlotte S.O. 434-542-5141
Nottoway S.O. 434-645-9044
Cumberland S.O. 804-492-4626
Buckingham S.O. 434-969-1772
For more information regarding this law contact your local fire department or
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Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Hook & Ladder Softball Tournament will be hosted by the Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue on October 20-21 of 2018. Anyone who is interested in putting a team together in the tournament please contact James Newman at (434) 210-9399.
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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During Tuesday night monthly meeting members voted to add another tool to better serve the community of Meherrin and the surrounding areas. We voted to sell our back up Medi unit Medic 5-2 which is already sold, which the money that we get from Medic 5-2 and go towards the new utv.
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Members with the Meherrin Fire/Rescue have put countless hours to remodel the engine that we have purchased from the Farmville Fire Department and it has been in service for the last 6 months. This purchase was made to better our community and to fulfill our needs on the Department.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
On May 4th, Asst, Chief Pyle and Engineer Nash were on hand at the Farmville Moose Lodge to receive a $500 donation on behalf of the department. The Moose Lodge made several donations to area fire and rescue agencies.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
CFS (Container First Services) made a donation to all Lunenburg County Fire & Rescue services. CFS recently purchased the Lunenburg County Landfill and its dumpster operations, with a $50,000 donation to the county.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
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Company 5 members reflected back on 9/11 and paid respect at several local memorials today. The department was represented in Richmond for the Richmond Remembers, 9/11 Stair Climb, hosted by the City of Richmond Fire Department.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
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M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate A. Troy and J. DeGrace on passing their EMT-E test.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate M. Glascock on passing his NREMT-P test.
Friday, May 20th, 2011
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M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate B. Barton on passing his EMT-B test.
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Members would like to congratulate H. Hoyle & C. Hoyle of the birth of their son, Zane Blake Hoyle. Mother and son are doing fine, and have settled in back at home.
Friday, March 25th, 2011
M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate H. Hoyle on passing his EMT-B test.
Saturday, November 27th, 2010
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FALL RAFFLE GIVE-A-WAY CONGRATULUTIONS TO THE FOLLOW 1ST PRIZE - AL MASON (PROSPET) 2ND PRIZE - PHIL BRANDON (VICTORIA) 3RD PRIZE - LYN HILL (DILLWYN)
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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SQUAD 5 IN QUARTERS STATION 5 MEMBERS TOOK DELIVERY OF SQUAD 5 ON JUNE 26TH FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL MEMBERS HAD A COOKOUT AND BEGAN THE PLANS TO PLACE THE UNIT IN-SERVICE. THE TRUCK COMMITTEE AND LINE OFFICERS ARE PLANNING ON PLACING SQUAD 5 IN SERVICE AROUND THE END OF JULY.
Monday, May 31st, 2010
M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate A. Tatum and C. Hoyle on passing their NREMT-P test.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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Members flew to Appleton on May 24th for a post paint inspection of Squad 5. A few minor changes were made to the truck but overall the truck is well on its way to being completed on June 10th. The truck committee is planing on going for final inspection on June 9th-11th, and hope to have the truck ...
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
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Squad 5's finial specs were approved last week and production should be started by now. We have been told a rough delivery date of the first of June. A few members will be flying to Appleton mid-production and then the whole committee should make the finial trip shortly there after for finial inspec...
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
M.V.F. & R. would like to congratulate Assoicate Member R. Adams on passing his EMT-B test.
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
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Buffalo Wild Wings Has Joined The Feet For Fire Team!! On March 3rd from 5PM to 9PM the Farmville Buffalo Wild Wings will dontate a percentage of the dine in food sales to the Prince Edward Firefighters Assocation - Feet For Fire - 5K.
Monday, February 15th, 2010
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The 4PM Burn Law is now in effect and will not expire until April 30, 2010. What is the 4 p.m. Law? The 4 p.m. Law is a ban (or restriction) on open air burning before 4 o'clock in the afternoon if your fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which can carry the fire to the woods.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Congratulations to the up coming officers for 2010. Line Officers Chief - Ernie Pyle Assistant Chief - Leon Scott Captain - Trey Pyle Engineer - Jason Poore 1st Lieutenant - Andrew Tatum 2nd Lieutenant - Matt Glascock EMS Captain - Mike Troy 1st EMS Lieutenant - David Norman 2nd EMS Lie...
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