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7 months ago
We would like to announce to the public a change of response status for your Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department.
As we are confident you remember, in May, 2017, we discussed changing our operational status, and implemented career staffing from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
In January, 2018, the department (Board of Directors, Operational Officers, and Membership) decided, unanimously, that we would approach the City of Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue and request 24-hour staffing, beginning March 1st, 2018.
Although we have a strong, dedicated group of professional volunteers; in a time where everyone is facing financial difficulties and when time is utmost critical, we just do not have enough. Unfortunately, our recruitment efforts have proven unsuccessful, and call volume has steadily increased.
With all that said, tomorrow morning at 8am, the City of Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue will begin staffing the Chuckatuck VFD apparatus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is still the intention of the Department to remain a viable firefighting force in the City of Suffolk and Isle of Wight County, only in a slightly different capacity. Your volunteers will still have the opportunity to staff a second run engine, as well as our tanker and brush truck.
We understand that this is a change of culture for everyone that has had any involvement with CVFD, whether in a direct operational role, or in a community support role.
If you have any questions, we will do the best we can to answer them, so please direct your questions directly to this page.
We thank you for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all for your service through the years, we really appreciate all you gave for our community. God Bless you as you go forward.
If it keeps everyone safe it's for the best but if you have a full vol crew in station y not make second truck the paid unit
So does this mean they are hiring fire fighters and does this also mean that volunteer will get recruited. After all if the work for free it would be only right to offer our Vol. First consideration
The beginning of the end..😥
im sorry to hear that volunteer strong
Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department shared City of Suffolk, VA - Municipal Government's post.
8 months ago
A cold night for your Chuckatuck volunteers!
In below freezing temperatures, made worse by snow, your volunteers worked alongside units from Suffolk Fire-Rescue to control the fire.
Engine 29 and Brush 9 performed fire suppression and overhaul tasks, while Tanker 9 was involved in a water relay shuttle.
Engine 29 (Lt. Brock) responded with 5
Brush 9 (Lt. Bailey) responded with 1
Tanker 9 (R. Kelly) responded with 2
3 members arrived on scene POV
All the while, Engine 9 (Lt. Saunders) remained in service, and took in calls in the Village.Suffolk Fire & Rescue Respond to Residential Structure Fire - Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a residential structure fire in the 4400 block of Godwin Boulevard this evening, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Emergency Dispatchers were notified of the incident at 7:38 p.m.
Suffolk Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief William Kessinger noted the first fire unit arrived on the scene at 7:45 p.m. and found the two story structure fully involved. The fire was marked under control at 9:35 p.m. The single occupant was not at home at the time of the fire and is displaced and will be staying with a relative. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Battalion 1, Engine 1, Engine 6, Ladder 6, EMS 1, Engine 29, Tanker 9, Medic 6A, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Brush 9, Fire Marshal 1, Fire Marshal 6 and Safety 1 responded to the incident.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. ... See MoreSee Less
As a nearby resident id like to say thank you to all Y'all..it was such a terrible, bone chilling night but you did not wavier in your duty.. I am most impressed and proud of you all!!
9 months ago
Visitation and service arrangements for Chaplain Winslow:
FF/Chaplain Winslow’s funeral arrangements:
Visitation is Friday at Baker Funeral Home 6-8pm
Funeral is at 1pm Saturday at Magnolia Church and then followed by graveside at Holly Lawn (next to downtown Farm Fresh)
Please contact the page if you have any questions. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department is located on Kings Highway approximately ½ mile from Hwy. 10. This location allows the fire department to provide fire protection and emergency medical first response to northwestern Suffolk along with a portion of Isle of Wight County.
We are very proud to serve our community solely as a volunteer department; with over 50 volunteer professionals. Our members come from throughout our community to provide trained and professional service. All of our members are required to obtain a minimum of Firefighter Level I certification within one year of joining. Members participate in both regional and in house training courses. Many of our members are certified Fire Instructors and Fire Officers, and many hold various medical certifications from EMT-Basic through the Paramedic level.
The Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department operates out of a modern fire station that was constructed in 1998. We have 2 Engines (Engine 9 and Engine 29) 1 Tanker (Tanker 9) 1 Brush Truck (Brush 9) and a command vehicle (Car 109). The station and all apparatus is owned, operated, and maintained by the members of our department.
If you are interested in joining feel free to contact any department member, or email Membership Chairman Jeff Parsons at Jeffparsonscvfd9@gmail.com