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.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Around 0430 hours the call was dispatched for a vehicle accident in the 5900 block of Merriman Road. Wagon 3 was first to arrive to find one vehicle on its top in the driveway of a residence. One patient was transported to a local hospital with potential life threatening injuries. Two other people in the car passed away on scene as a result of their injuries. The Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department sends our thoughts and prayers to all friends and family who have been affected by this tragic incident.Here is the news release:http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/traffic-alert-car-accident-at-the-5000-block-of-merriman-road-and-chaparral-drive/-/20128466/22907074/-/yn6u3e/-/index.html
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Just after midnight, Company 11 units were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of Bent Mountain Road and Twelve O'clock Knob Road. After communications received another call, the incident was upgraded for a house on fire in an unknown block number on Twelve O'clock Knob Road. Engine 11 (Back Creek career) was first to arrive finding a house fully involved with flame. Wagon 3, arriving second, stretched a 2 1/2 inch attack line and began a defensive attack on the structure. Do to there being no hydrants in the area and the amount of fire that was present, command requested three tankers to be assigned to the call. Tanker 3 was the first to arrive and began to set up a location for a tanker shuttle with the assistance of Brush 3. Tankers 9 (Fort Lewis) and 8 (Bent Mountain) also responded to the scene. After hours of extinguishing hot spots, fire marshals were able to gain access to the structure where they found one body inside.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Just prior to 1830 hours, south county units were alerted for a building fire at Sunscape Apartment Complex in Company 3's first due. Wagon 3 arrived first to find a 3-story garden style apartment building with nothing evident from the Alpha side. Upon investigation, heavy smoke conditions were found on the 3rd floor and inside the fire apartment. A stove top fire was found with extension into the cabinets and microwave. The fire was controlled using a dry chemical extinguisher and ventilation was started. Units returned to service within the hour.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Around 2200 hours, units from Cave Spring were alerted for a vehicle on fire with one person still inside the car at Buffalo Wild Wings Tanglewood. While enroute Roanoke County Control updated personnel that they were recieving multiple calls about a fully envolved sedan in the parking lot and one subject still trapped inside. Wagon 3 arrived to find fire coming from the engine compartment. With the occupant being freed before the arrival of Company 3 apparatus, the fire was quickly extinguished and units returned to service.
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.
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