The Virginia Department of Fire Programs is pleased to announce the launch of “FireSafe Family VA” our new home fire safety mobile application for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. To obtain a free download of the mobile application, please visit www.vafire.com today.
Your assistance in promoting this great new home fire safety mobile application both within your family and around your community would be greatly appreciated. Our goal is to spread the word about this tool far and wide and get as many folks as possible to download and start using the app in their home fire safety efforts. – Virginia Department of Fire Programs – www.vafire.com
Get it for iOS | Get if for Android
Wednesday, December 26, 2012: New Baltimore received multiple emergency calls due to weather. The day started with a chimney fire in Cattlet’s first due. Then as the weather set in with snow and icing conditions there were multiple traffic accidents within the New Baltimore and Catlett’s first due areas. Thankfully no serious injuries occurred during any of the calls.
Monday, December 17, 2012: Hazmat 10 and Wagon 10 were requested to assist Company 4 units with a traffic accident that involved a large fuel leak. Hazmat 10 arrived to find a log hauling truck had been struck and its side saddle tank was leaking fuel. A collection tank was placed to begin the process of collecting fuel, approximately 40 gallons of fuel was collected. During the collection process pumping of the tank was also accomplished to collect 55 additional gallons of fuel. Trenches dug into the soft ground to keep running fuel from contaminating any additional land.
Friday, November 30, 2012: Wagon 10 responded with four to a chimney fire in Cattlet’s (Co7) first due. W10 arrived on-scene of a single story home with visible fire from the chimney. W10 was assigned to the roof and checked for extension while C7 units attempted extinguishment from the firebox in the basement. Multiple attempts at extinguishment were made with a dry chem extinguisher. W10 firecrew used a chain down the flue to break up the remaining material and a few more blasts of dry chem extinguished the fire. Fire was contained the firebox and flue with no extension into the house.
Sunday, November 25, 2012: Traffic accident at Lee Highway and Suffield Lane involving two vehicles with one over a small embankment. Medic 1 transported one ALS patient. Engine 10 performed vehicle stabilization, assisted with patient packaging, and traffic control until vehicles involved were removed from the scene.
Thursday, November 1, 2012: Tanker 10 dispatched on a mulch fire in the Catlett area. K10 responded and provided two loads of water to Rescue Engine 7. Heavy equipment was also used to move the mulch piles around to assist in extinguishing the fire.
Thursday, September 13, 2012: Companies 10, 1, 19, and 7 dispatched for a possible structure fire on Stuart Circle. Units arrived to find a slight haze in the structure. Kitchen appliance had malfunctioned. Power was secured to the home and ventilated.
Thursday, July 5, 2012: Early morning wake up call for a multiple vehicle accident with entrapment. Companies 10 and 1 responded. Engine 10 split crews while assisted Rescue 1 with extricating two occupants from a vehicle the other half of the crew established a landing zone for two medevac helicopters.
Friday, June 29, 2012: Engine 10 and Ambulance 10-2 responded for a vehicle accident. Vehicle was found into the guard rail and the second vehicle was able to pull off the road to a safer location. One lane of 29 south bound was shutdown while the vehicle was removed. Occupants of the vehicles were transported to the hospital.
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:45hrs: E10 and M10 were alerted for a traffic accident in a parking lot. Units arrived on scene to find a trailer that had rolled over onto a car and into a commercial occupancy. Crews handled a minor fluid leak and found no damage to the structural members of the occupancy.
Saturday, June 9, 2012: Dispatched for report structure, Engine 10 responded with 5, Brush 10 with 2, and Ambulance 10-1 with 2. Arriving on scene of a single story structure flames visible from side A. E10 proceeded with an interior attack while Wagon 1 arrived to establish the dump site. The fire was under control in 5 minutes. Units completed extinguishing hotspots and then continued with overhaul operations. Fire companies that responded 1, 2, 19, 11, 3, and 4 thank you for the assistance on this call.
Friday, June 1, 2012: The New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department officially opened our new fire house loacted at 6550 Riley Road on June 1, 2012. The new facility has five drive through bays, sleeping for sixteen members, a fitness center, training center, and other neccesay upgrades to provide the highest quality of service to our community and surrounding communities.
Saturday, May 12, 2012: Companies 10, 1, and 19 dispatched for a shed fire endangering a structure. Engine 10 arrived on scene of a two story shed 8×16 with active fire, twenty feet from a dwelling. E10 extinguished the fire and laid down a blanket of foam.
Friday, April 27, 2012 1500: Early Friday afternoon, units were dispatched for a house fire on Broad Run Church Road. M10 was already on the area headed to a public service call and was first arriving on scene. M10 found a single story garage with fire showing from side Alpha and Bravo. M10 kept the fire in check utilizing a water can until the arrival of E10 and K10. The fire was extinguished and garage was overhauled.
Saturday, April 21, 2012: Early Saturday afternoon, communications dispatched a working fire in box 0717. K10 was responded with two. First arriving units found a two story home with fire showing from the roof and all occuptants were out of the home. K10 was assigned to water shuttle operations which lasted over four hours. The fire was brought under control shortly afterwards utlizing fire companies from Fauquier, Prince William, and Stafford counties.
Friday, April 20, 2012 0400hrs: Early Friday morning, communications dispatched a house fire at the Marriott Ranch facility located in Hume, VA. K10 was dispatched and first arriving units advised a two story balloon frame residential dwelling with fire showing. Command was established by Wagon 1 and advised a defensive attack as a portion of the home at collapsed. Fire was brought under control and extensive over haul was completed.
Friday, April 13, 2012 1630: Late Friday afternoon, E10 and K10 were dispatched to box 0704 for an outside fire with exposure. Communicatiosn advised that a shed was on fire near a home. E7 was first arriving and found a 10×10 foot shed that had caught on fire due to an unattended brush fire. E10 arrived on scene and stretched a 300′ cross lay to extingush the fire. E7 and E10 overhauled the structure and celear
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1900: Approximately 1900hrs, E10, K10, A10-1, and CF10 responded for a house fire. Initial reports were an explosion had occurred in the crawl space of the dwelling and smoke was now seen. Wagon 1 was first arriving after clearing a nearby EMS local and arrived on scene to find a single story dwelling with smoking showing. E10 arrived on scene and assisted W1’s crew with locating a small fire in the crawl space and extinguishing the fire.
Monday, March 19, 2012: The apparatus committee recently traveled to the Pierce Manufacturing facility to complete the final approval on Wagon 10. The unit will be in service in the coming weeks.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 07:45hrs: Early Thursday morning E10, M10, CF10, and R504 were dispatched for a traffic accident with possible entrapment. Units arrived on scene to find one truck off the road way into a tree with two still inside the truck. E10 assisted R504 with stabilization. R504 extricated two patients who were later transported with minor injuries.