Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cave Spring Fire Department gained six new fire fighters from the graduation class of Roanoke County's 11th Volunteer Fire Academy. Congratulations to Firefighter Sean Ammen, Firefighter Ryan Boughal, Firefighter Ian Georgoulis, Firefighter Charles Legg, Firefighter Adam Miller, and Firefighter Sammy Whitesell.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Minutes after 0700 hours on Sunday morning, Cave Spring Volunteers, along with units from Companies 11 and 2, were dispatched for fire showing from a vacant house in the 3200 block of Ledgewood Avenue. Wagon 3 was first to arrive to find light smoke showing from the Charlie side. After stretching an attack line to the rear of the home, the call was upgraded to a working fire due to fire showing in the basement area. The Wagon crew forced the basement door and made quick work extinguishing the fire room. After Engine 3 arrived, the crew split into an exterior team and interior team. The exterior team performed ventilation and threw ground ladders and the interior team forced entry and conducted a search on the first floor. With the bulk of the fire extinguished and all searches found to be negative, command scaled the incident back to the units from 3. All units cleared within an hour and a half.
Photo Credit: RCFRD
Photo Credit: RCFRD
Sunday, January 27, 2013
At approximately 1600 hours, Stations 3 and 11 were dispatched for the house on fire in the 5900 block of Bighorn Drive. Wagon 3 arrived first to find a two story home with moderate smoke showing from the Delta side. The wagon crew stretched the apartment lay (300 feet of 1 3/4 inch) due to the long driveway leading to the residence. Upon investigation fire was found to be involving the exterior wall on the Charlie side of the structure. After opening up the wall and checking the attic space above the fire location, no extension was found. Units returned to service within an hour.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
At approximately 0830 hours on a frigid morning, units were alerted for a reported structure fire in the 3800 block of Thompsons Lane. Engine 3, with three volunteers, responded on the alarm with career personnel staffing the Wagon. Wagon 3 arrived first to report a two story home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the house. Engine 3 arrived second and laid a five inch line to secure Wagon 3's water supply. The Wagon crew stretched a 1 3/4 inch attack line to the rear of the home and found a deck on fire with extension into the residence. Engine 3's crew made entry through the front door and conducted a quick primary search before meeting up with the Wagon crew to extinguish the remaining fire. Two cats were removed from the house and returned to their owner. Units operated for approximately two hours before returning to service.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Around 1600 hours Wagon 3, as well as units from Rescue 3, were dispatched for the accident with one vehicle overturned at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Poplar Avenue. Wagon 3 arrived first to find a two vehicle collision and a Jeep on its side. Upon investigation there was found to be one occupant in the Jeep trapped. Squad 3 arrived next and in coordination with the wagon crew, stabilized the vehicle with Rescue 42 struts and made access via the passenger side front door to free the trapped victim. With the extrication being completed in under ten minutes, units returned to service within half an hour.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
At approximately 1900 hours, South County units were alerted for the building fire on Longview Road in Company 3's first due. While enroute units were updated by control that they were responding for a fire in a detached garage and multiple calls had been recieved. Wagon 3 arrived first to find a vehicle on fire with extension into an approximately 35x50 foot garage and fire showing from sides "A" and "D". The wagon crew deployed a 1 3/4 inch attack line and made entry into the structure after forcing a door on the "D" side. Engine 3 was next to arrive and pulled a second line off of the wagon to knockdown some of the remaining fire on the exterior of the structure. Units remained onscene for approximately two hours before returning to service.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department places new wagon in service. The new Wagon is a 2012 Pierce Quantum with a 1,500 GMP pump and a 750 gallon tank. The new truck replaces our 2006 KME Predator, which will be reassigned to another station within the county.The new truck’s primary role will be as the company’s first-due response truck, normally the first or only apparatus to leave the station on a call in the Cave Spring first-due area, the Wagon is equipped to handle a wide array of incidents such as structure fires, car fires, motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, fuel leaks, EMS calls, etc.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
A severe thunderstorm with damaging winds came through the Roanoke Valley Friday evening leaving many without power and keeping the volunteers of Company 3 busy. At the height of the storm Friday night, four fully staffed trucks were on the road responding to calls ranging from down power lines, automatic alarms and reported house fires. Over fifty calls have been answered by Cave Spring Volunteers over the weekend. Many homes in the area are expected to be without power until later this week.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Our new Wagon has completed final inspection at the Pierce Manufacturing
Plant in Appleton, WI. Roanoke County expects delivery of Wagon 3, along with 2
matching trucks for other stations next week. The new Wagon is a 2012
Pierce Quantum with a 1,500GMP pump and a 750 gallon tank. The new
truck replaces our 2006 KME Predator. New Wagon 3 is expected to be in
service by Mid-June. More information will be provided at that time.
The Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department and Buffalo Wild Wings held its fundraising event Saturday May 12th. The event “Eat Wings. Raise Funds. It Pays” was sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Tanglewood and donated 15% of all pre-taxed food sales to the fire department. The Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department, would like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone that joined us during our event and being our partner in providing for our volunteers and helping to make this a better community. The Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department relies heavily on our community to help us so we can be there for you. Donations provide the funding that we need to equip our volunteers with protective gear, state-of-the-art equipment and training. If you would like to support our efforts please click the DONATE button on our website (www.cavespringfire.org) to donate electronically via Paypal. As always, you are welcome to mail your donation to: Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department, 4212 Old Cave Spring Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018. You are also welcome to stop by the station and deliver your donation in person anytime during the week after 6pm and anytime on weekends. We encourage you to come and see what your donation means to everyone in our community. Any donations that you may be able to provide are tax deductible. Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department is a qualified organization as defined by the IRS as a nonprofit volunteer fire company.
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