Mar
7
2017

OPEN HOUSE

Dear Neighbor,On behalf of the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to cordially invite you to the Dedication and Open House of James City County Fire Station One on Saturday, March 18th at 12pm.

In 2012, we started this journey together. Five years later, after a lot of hard work, we have arrived at the time to dedicate this building and commission it for the job it was …intended; to serve the citizens of James City County.

The festivities will begin with a ceremony at noon to dedicate the building and will include our honor guard, special guests, bagpipes and the ceremonial hose uncoupling. Following the ceremony, members of JCBVFD, JCCFD and JCVRS, will be hosting an open house for our community and our neighbors (from 1pm-4pm). During this time, there will be a lot of things for our citizens (especially kids) to see, touch and experience in regards to fire department life as well as fire safety.

We are looking forward to this event and the opportunity to share this amazing facility with our community. We sincerely hope you will join us for this special day.

Sincerely,
Phillip Murdock (President – JCBVFD) &
David Nice (Chief – JCBVFD)

Open House

Jan
21
2017

Now Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications!

The JCBVFD is now accepting applications for active, student, and associate members. Online applications can be found under the Become A Volunteer link.

 

Note: This is for the James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department only.  To apply for the James City Volunteer Rescue Squad please go to www.jcvrs.org

Mar
4
2016

Brunswick Stew Fund Raiser

The members and friends of James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Brunswick Stew on March 19, 2016 at their Farmers Market across from Station #1. The sale will start at 3pm and will last until we are sold out(FYI the last one sold 540 quarts in 1.5 hours). The quarts will be sold for $10 a piece. The proceeds from this stew will go towards a life member of the Rescue Squad who has grown up through the department as well as raising their kids there. Unfortunate circumstances have come about she has encountered numerous different medical issues that are still yet to be determined what the causes are. Medical bills are starting to pile up after being in and out of hospitals over the last two years and still not having any real definitions of what is going on. Please come out to support OUR department and this family who has been helping in the community for well over 20 years.

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Feb
23
2016

Become a Volunteer

The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department application process will open on March 1, 2016. The application process will be open for the month of March, March 1 through the 31.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, check out the Become a Volunteer section for our membership statuses and requirements. No experience is required for membership!

Feb
15
2016

New Fire Station

The new James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Station is taking form! The station is on the down hill side on being completed. Stay tuned for more pictures to follow.

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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!

FireStationAward.pdf

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.