Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Thank you! - The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated $19,400 dollars in equipment that will give us the ability to serve the community better. We received 5 sets of turn out gear and 1 thermal imaging camera. 


Traffic Collision With Entrapment - Box 0121 - James Madison Hwy

Saturday, April 12, 2014  Box 0121 was sounded for a traffic collision. Dispatch advised that vehicle was off the roadway and the horn could be heard sounding in the background. Law enforcement advised they were in the area and could hear but not see the vehicle. Rescue 1 was added to the run. Wagon and Medic 1 arrived to find a vehicle over the embankment pinned into a grove of small trees. The vehicle had also been speared by a nearby cattle fence. Both driver and passenger had been struck by the fence plank. Both occupants were trapped and had to be extricated. The patients were ground transported to Fauquier Hospital with serious and non-life threatening injuries. Units clear in the scene in 35 minutes.

Units on the assignment: W1, M1, R1, A14-3



Structure Fire - Box 0202 - Yorkshire Ln

Wednesday, April 9, 2014  Box 0202 was struck for a residential structure fire. Engine 2 arrived on scene and advised that they had a single level house fully involved. Wagon, Tanker and Chief 1 responded. Units arrived and assisted with fire attack, water supply, exposure protection and extension checks. The involved structure was a complete loss. Limited damage occurred to exposures. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. Crews remained on the scene working for just over an hour completing overhaul.

Units on the assignment: BC1102, E2, R2, C8, C1, W1, K1, K13, K8, E1202, E13, E7, K7



Hazmat - Box 0133 - Comfort Inn Dr.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 21:13  Alarm 0133 was sounded to assist Fauquier Sheriff’s Department with a possible Hazmat situation.  Engine 1 arrived on scene, established command, and staged until a face to face could be done to determine the situation.  Deputies advised that there were several unknown chemicals in one of the motel rooms, and had possibly exploded.  AC 1 arrived on scene and assumed command while units evacuated the motel.  A quick recon was done from the window to see if any of the chemicals could be identified.  Virginia State Police made entry to the room and determined that there was no IDLH present.  All units were released, scene turned over to law enforcement.

Units on scene: AC1, E1, HM19, A1-2, M1



Spring Forward - March 9th - Maintenance Smoke Detectors

Sunday, March 9, 2014  Smoke detectors save lives! This weekend, when you change your clock. Change the battery in your smoke detectors.

In the event of smoke and fire, a properly installed and maintained smoke detector can save your life. Smoke detectors are essential, and provide an early warning of danger should a fire break out. When a smoke detector activates, that is your signal to follow the family’s fire escape plan and get your family to safety.


Structure Fire - Box 0105 - South Fourth St

Monday, February 17, 2014 13:19 Box 0105 was struck for a working structure fire. Chief 1 arrived on scene to find a two story wood framed house with fire showing from Side A. Chief 1 established 4th ST command and requested two addition medic units for two burn patients. Wagon and Tower 1 arrived on scene and quickly went to work making an attack on the fire and performing a primary search. The majority of the fire was knocked in approx 20 minutes.  Crews operated for several hours performing salvage and overhaul due to the type of building construction. Both patients were transported to an LZ located at Fauquier Hospital where they were flown to Washington Burn Center.

Units on the assignment: CF1, W1, E19B, E10, E2, E7, E3, T1, U1, M1, M1-2, M9



Virginia's 4 p.m. Burn Law

Virginia’s 4:00 p.m. Burning Law in effect starting today February 15th 2013.

Briefly, the 4:00 p.m. Burning Law states: from February 15 through April 30 of each year, no burning before 4:00 p.m. is permitted, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brush-land or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material.

Since forest fuels cure during the winter months, the danger of fire is higher in early spring than in summer when the forest and grasses are green with new growth. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is an effective tool in the prevention of forest fires.

A violation of this law is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal violation, those who allow a fire to escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage caused to others’ property


Traffic Collision With Entrapment - Box 0110 - James Madison Highway

Thursday, February 6, 2014 00:13 Alarm 0110 was sounded for a vehicle collision with entrapment. Company 1 units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle on its side with the driver still inside. Rescue 1’s crew was able to quickly stabilized the vehicle and free the patient with minimum cutting. One patient was transported to Fauquier Hospital; units remained on scene for traffic control and to clean up equipment.

Units on the assignment: W1, R1, U1, M1-2



Traffic Collision With Entrapment - Box 1009 - Lee Hwy

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 14:28  Alarm 1009 was sounded for a traffic collision with entrapment.  Units arrived on scene with a single vehicle overturned with one patient trapped in the vehicle.  Rescue 1’s crew arrived on scene and went to work stabilizing vehicle.  Once stabilized, the pt was extricated from the vehicle, placed in stokes basket, and placed on a 5:1 haul system.    The patient was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital by Air Care 1.  Units remained on scene for approx 20 minutes cleaning up equipment.  

Units on the assignment: E10, E1, R1, AC10, BATT1, M10, Air Care 1



Traffic Collision With Entrapment - Box 0103 - Oaks Springs Dr

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 07:56  Alarm 0103 was sounded for a traffic collision with entrapment.  Company 1 units arrived on scene with two vehicles involved with one patient trapped in the vehicle.  Crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated one patient.  The patient was transported to Fauquier Hospital ER with non life threatening injuries.  

Units on the assignment: E1, R1, CF1, BATT1, M1



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