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/

Dec
13
2013

SQUAD 1 COMPLETES EXTRICATION NEAR COUNTY LINE

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Friday, December 13, 2013 0610 hours Early Friday morning, Engine 1, Squad 1, Medic 11, and JCCFD EMS 2 were alerted to Route 60 in Lanexa near the New Kent County line for a reported vehicle accident. JCBVFD units arrived on scene approximately one mile into James City County to find a vehicle pinned underneath a skid-steer tractor. There were multiple patients on the scene, with one being trapped in the vehicle. Squad 1 personnel extricated the trapped patient, while New Kent Fire-Rescue transported the additional patients to the Medical College of Virginia. JCBVFD Engine 11 secured a landing zone at Merry Oaks, from which LifeEvac transported the additional patient to Riverside Regional Medical Center. All units cleared the scene at 0727 hours.