Monday, June 30, 2014
Around 1330, Companies 7 and 3 received the dispatch for the outbuilding on fire in the 5600 block of Crescent Blvd in Company 7's first due. Wagon 3 (paid staff) was the first to arrive to find a 20X30 foot building with fire throughout. Ladder 3 (volunteers) arrived after Wagon 7 had secured Wagon 3's water supply and were directed by command to stretch a second attack line. With Wagon 3's crew attacking the fire from the outside, Ladder 3's officer and can man preceded into the building and extinguished the bulk of the fire within minutes. After overhaul was completed, command held the two engine companies and returned all other units to service.
Monday, May 26, 2014
At approximately 1930 hours on Memorial Day, Companies 11 and 3 were alerted for the house on fire in the 7600 block of Fallwell Lane in Company 11's first due. Engine 11 and Medic 11 (Back Creek Career) were the first to arrive to find smoke showing from the eaves of a one story home and the working fire dispatch was requested. Wagon 3 and Tanker 3 arrived next and went to work opening up ceiling and establishing a water supply for the first due engine. Engine 3 arrived next and at the request of command staged the apparatus at the end of the roadway and sent personnel to the residence to assist with overhaul. With the fire contained to the attic, units returned to service within two and a half hours.
Monday, May 19, 2014
At approximately 1300 hours on Monday afternoon, a call came into Roanoke County 911 center for Mcdonalds on fire at the Oak Grove Plaza on Electric Road. Wagon 3 and Ladder 3 staffed with both career and volunteer personnel were first to arrive to find smoke showing from the roof of the restaurant. Wagon 3's crew stretched a 1 3/4" attack line to the inside as the ladder crew set the aerial and went to the roof. The wagon crew located a deep fryer on fire with some extension and after using multiple dry chem extinguishers extinguished the same. With the fire under control, command held the units from 3 to finish up with salvage and overhaul. Units returned to service within two hours.
Friday, April 25, 2014
At approximately 1930, Company 3 was alerted to assist Frankin County with a vehicle on fire in the 3500 block of Naff Road. Wagon 3 arrived with Boones Mill Engine 7 (Volunteer) to find a sedan with fire in the engine compartment. Wagon 3 stretched the 100' front bumper bundle and after opening up extinguished the same. Units returned to service within 30 minutes.
Friday, April 18, 2014
At approximately 0015 hours, the call was dispatched for fire showing from a townhouse at the Villages at Garst Creek Apartment Complex. Within minutes Wagon 3 arrived to find a two story middle of the row townhome with fire showing. The wagon officer completed a 360 walk around of the structure and found smoke also showing from the eaves on the "C" side. Wagon 3's crew stretched a 200' 1 3/4 inch attack line and began an initial knockdown before forcing the front door and making entry. The wagon officer began attempting to alert residents in exposure apartments and was met by a male carrying a child out of the "D" exposure apartment. The male stated there were additional children still inside the home. After making entry, two additional children were found and rescued. Wagon 11 (Back Creek Volunteer) arrived second and were assigned as Division 2 in the fire apartment. After opening up, Wagon 11's crew found fire in a wall and extinguished the same. Roanoke City Ladder 7 (career) arrived and were assigned the roof division where inspection holes were cut. With no additional fire found, command held the first two engine companies to standby with the fire marshal. Units returned to service at 0230 hours.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Around 2200 hours, Companies 3 and 11 were alerted for a house filling with smoke in the 4400 block of Brentwood Court in Company 3's first due. Wagon 3 arrived less then five minutes after dispatch to find a two story masonry structure with nothing evident. The Wagon crew stretched a 1 3/4 inch attack line to the "C" side of the structure and made access to the basement. Light smoke conditions were found inside the home and the working fire dispatch was requested. Engine 11 (Back Creek career) arrived next and laid out to prepare to secure Wagon 3's water supply. The Wagon crew located fire in a basement wall and after opening up extinguished the same. After searches were completed by Ladder 3's and Engine 11's crews on the first and second floors the assignment was held to the units on the scene. Units returned to service within an hour and a half.
Monday, March 10, 2014
At approximately 1530 hours, dispatch alerted Companies 3 and 11 for a house on fire in the 4500 block of Rosecrest Road. Wagon 3 (paid staff) arrived first with heavy fire showing from sides "A" and "B". The Wagon crew stretched a 2 1/2 line and made an attack from the outside of the home. Ladder 3 (paid staff) arrived second and conducted a primary search of the home. Tanker 3 (volunteer) arrived and were assigned the RIT with part of Engine 11's (career) crew. After throwing ladders and assuring multiple means of egress from the rear of the home, the crew was reassigned to conduct a secondary search of the first floor. Once inside, two dogs and a cat were located in a back bedroom and removed. One civilian was also treated for smoke inhalation. Units returned to service within two hours.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
With the most recent volunteer academy coming to an end, Cave Spring added three new certified firefighters to the family. Our volunteers attended in force to show support to our new brothers and sister. Congratulations to Firefighter Esber (Ezz) Nassif, Firefighter Jared Reynolds, and Firefighter Jocelyn Simpson.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Around 1430 hours, south county units were alerted for a possible apartment on fire in the Copper Croft Apartment Complex. Wagon 3 and Ladder 3 arrived simultaneously to find a 3 story apartment building with nothing evident. Wagon 3's crew stretched a 200' 1 3/4 inch attack line to the second floor and was met with moderate smoke conditions in the common stairwell. Ladder 3's crew split into two teams. The exterior crew went to work throwing ladders and assuring multiple means of egress for the interior crews. The interior crew conducted a quick primary search of the fire apartment and then proceeded to the third floor and began to force all doors on Division 3 to check for trapped occupants. Upon making entry into the fire apartment, the Wagon crew located a laundry room off and extinguished the same. Wagon 7 (Clearbrook career) arrived, secured Wagon 3's water supply and was assigned as the RIT. With the fire being contained to the apartment of origin, command held the units from 3 on the scene to finish up with salvage and overhaul. Units returned to service within two hours.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
At approximately 0430 hours the call was dispatched for a vehicle accident on Garst Mill Road in the area of Hollowdale Drive. Medic 32 (Cave Spring Rescue) was the first unit to arrive and reported one vehicle on its side with the occupant trapped. Wagon 3 arrived with Squad 3 close behind and both crews went to work. The Wagon stretched an attack line and began stabilization efforts as the crew from the Squad set up tools to perform a complete roof removal. The patient was removed from the vehicle within 20 minutes and transferred over to the care of the medics. Wagon 3 returned to service within an hour.
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