Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department is operated out of a modern fire station built in 1998.
Under the leadership of Chief Jerry Saunders and President Vernon Gayle, planning started for a new fire station. The land was donated by the City of Suffolk, and the building was partially funded due to donations from the Richard Bennett Trust and the Chuckatuck Ruritan Club.
The modern fire station is located on Kings Highway just before the Crittenden Road intersection, east off of Route 10. The new station replaced our older fire station, located on Route 10 just before Saunder’s Supply.
The fire station consists of a 6 stall apparatus bay that houses both engines, tanker, brush truck, and ambulance from Suffolk Fire and Rescue. It features two bunkrooms, one for the volunteers, and the other for the career EMS staff. Our members utilize a full size commercial kitchen, a living/day room, a communications/watch office, and a Chief’s office. We also utilize a state of the art training room.
The fire station also features a “fish fry room” dedicated to our June and September fishfry on the back of the building.