Jan
21
2015

Vehicle Fire – Offroad

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:14 hours: Units from JCBVFD and JCCFD responded to report of a vehicle fire off road in the 7400 block of Uncles Neck.  Engine 11 arrived on scene and reported a fully involved pickup truck.  The fire was extinguished and units cleared after about an hour.

Units on scene included: E11 and E1.

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Dec
27
2014

Interstate Rollover Crash with Entrapment and Helicopter Transport

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:18 hours: Units from JCBVFD and JCCFD responded to multiple reports of an overturned vehicle near the 227 interchange on Eastbound I-64.  Responders found a single work van on its roof in the center median between the Old Stage Road overpass and the on ramp discharge.  The vehicle was stabilized and the driver’s door removed to extricate the single occupant.  Life Evac 3 was landed on I-64 just East of the scene to transport the driver to Riverside Regional Emergency & Trauma Center.

Units on scene included: E11, M11, SQ1, C102, EMS-2, E1 (helicopter LZ), and one POV.

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Dec
27
2014

Single Vehicle Crash with Entrapment

Monday, December 22, 2014, 23:38 hours: Units from JCBVFD and JCCFD responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on Rochambeau Drive near Ashinton Way.  Upon arrival, a single vehicle was found against a tree, near a small body of water.  A single occupant was found in the vehicle, but access to the individual was limited by trees and vehicular damage.  Hydraulic tools were utilized to remove the front passenger door and the patient was extricated through that opening.  M11 transported the patient via ground with non life-threatening injuries.

Units on scene included E11, M11, SQ1, C101, C102, EMS-2, and multiple POV.

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Dec
27
2014

Williamsburg Area Transit Bus Crash

Monday, December 22, 2014, 13:14 hours: Units from JCBVFD and JCCFD responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash involving an occupied Williamsburg Area Transit bus in the 3200 block of Chickahominy Road.  The driver and four passengers were evaluated for non life-threatening injuries with some transported by M11 to Williamsburg Sentara Hospital.

Units on scene included E11, M11, and one POV.

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Dec
15
2014

Motor Vehicle Crash with Helicopter Transport

Friday, December 12, 2014, 18:05 hours: Units from JCBVFD and JCCFD responded to a reported head-on collision between two motor vehicles in the 9800 block of Old Stage Road, between Holly Forks and Fire Tower Roads.  Prior to apparatus arrival, callers – including a JCBVFD volunteer (POV) – advised of a head-on collision between a large SUV and a small sedan with heavy damage to the sedan and possible entrapment.  Upon arrival, it was determined that the driver of the sedan was not trapped in the vehicle, but that helicopter transportation to a trauma center was required.  Life Evac 3 was landed at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Fieldstone Parkway and flew the patient to MCV VCU Medical Center in Richmond.  The driver of the SUV was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center by M51.

Units on scene: E11, SQ1, M11, M51, EMS-2, E1 (helicopter LZ), and multiple POV.

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Dec
11
2014

Denver Drill Training

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1930 hours Lt. Perkins instructed a training class on the Denver Drill and other firefighter rescue technique variations using the James City training apparatus.  JCBVFD members practiced one-person, two-person, and ladder-assisted rescues.

The Denver Drill is named in memory of Denver Firefighter Mark Langvardt a 16-year veteran who perished during a 3-alarm fire on September 28, 1992.  In his memory, firefighters recognized a need to train specifically on rescuing our own rapidly from similar situations: elevated floor, narrow floor space, window access, etc.

Jul
19
2014

UNITS RESPOND TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Saturday, July 19, 2014 1445 hours Units from JCBVFD and the JCCFD responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon at in the area of Anderson’s Corner. After arriving, units found a two vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a tow truck, with the rider of the motorcycle trapped under the tow truck. Units worked to free the rider of the motorcycle who was trapped under the tow truck, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. James City County Police are investigating the accident.

Units on Scene,

E11, M11, SQ1, EMS-2, C102, U107, EMS-111

Jun
10
2014

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AWARDS CONTRACT FOR STATION CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Another milestone in the Toano Fire Station project was hit Tuesday night, as the James City County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the contract for the construction of the new James City – Bruton Volunteer Fire Department to A.R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc. The total contract was in the amount of $5.6 million. Construction is expected to begin later this month, or in early July. Please check back soon, for further updates during the construction process!

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Dec
27
2013

FOURTH FIRST-DUE FIRE IN 24 HOURS 300 BLK. MAXTON LANE

Friday, December 27, 2013 0925 hours After a busy Thursday night, JCBVFD was alerted to the 300 block of Maxton Lane for a another structure fire Friday morning. While units were enroute, JCBVFD Chief 103 reported a large column of smoke from Richmond Road, and called a working fire. A JCCPD unit arrived first on the scene, and reported a single-family residence with the back of the home being fully involved. JCBVFD Engine 1 arrived, and encountered heavy smoke coming from the rear. Engine 1 personnel deployed a 2 1/2″ handline to the rear of the structure, and began a defensive attack. After initial knockdown, crews made entry to conduct primary searches, but were met with increasing heat conditions, and additional fire spread, which was aided by the balloon-frame construction. York Tanker 3 arrived on the scene, and was able to establish a water supply from a distant hydrant. After being forced out of the residence by increasing heat conditions, search crews were finally able to re-enter after additional knockdown and complete the searches. A single victim was found inside of the residence, who was pronounced deceased on the scene. The fire was declared under control by command at 1108 hours. JCBVFD Chief 103 (Stone) held the command.

Units Operating On Scene:

JCBVFD Engine 1, Engine 11, Squad 1, Medic 11, Chief 102, Chief 103, JCCFD Rescue 31, Chief 1, Chief 2, Chief 3, Battalion 311, Training 1, Fire Marshal 2, EMS 2, York County Engine 5, Tanker 3

Link to Virginia Gazette and WYDaily Story Here:

www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-100yearold-house-in-croaker-damaged-in-morning-fire-20131227,0,5028691.story

wydaily.com/2013/12/27/fire-destroys-100-year-old-house-in-croaker-area/

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Dec
14
2013

FIREFIGHTER I&II STUDENTS TRAIN IN MOBILE BURN TRAILER

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 After nearly six months of classroom and practical training, Firefighter I &II students from JCBVFD, New Kent County, West Point, and King and Queen County were able to put their practice to work under live-fire conditions. The JCBVFD Training Division secured VDFP’s state-of-the-art Live Fire Burn Trailer at the Toano Fire Station Saturday, allowing the recruits to undergo several evolutions including hose advancement, search and rescue, and ventilation. The Mobile Burn Trailer allows the students to encounter all of the same conditions that they would experience in a structure fire, but with many additional safety features built-in. Five squads of recruits were lead over the weekend by instructors from the JCBVFD, JCCFD, City of Williamsburg, and VDFP during the live burns. The recruit class of volunteer firefighters now moves on the state certification testing, and will graduate from the recruit program in February after completing additional training in Hazardous Materials and Emergency Vehicle Operations.

Special thanks to Captain TD Smith and Doreen McAndrews for putting on another successful recruit class

Links to Virginia Gazette and WYDaily stories here:

www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-james-citybruton-volunteer-fire-trainees-practice-with-live-fire-20131214,0,5054516.story

wydaily.com/2013/12/16/james-city-bruton-volunteer-firefighter-trainees-tackle-states-burn-building/