EMS Rescue Fire Christmas Tree                   25 December 2012
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Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. assists Santa's Tour of Carrollton       06-09 December 2012
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Santa Claus wishes to thank all the Carrollton VFD members who helped make his annual "Santa Tour" through Carrollton neighborhoods a success this year.

2012 Smithfield Christmas Parade                                                  08 December 2012

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department participated in 2012 Smithfield Christmas Parade.
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2012 Carrollton Holiday Market                                       17 November 2012
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2012 Holiday Market at Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Depart.      Fire Prevention Week           07-13 October 2012
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Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department           2012 Fall BBQ               06 October 2012
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Carrollton Volunteer FD participates in 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony           09 Sept. 2012
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First-response volunteers of Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. participated in the annual "Day of Remembrance and Honor" ceremony Sunday 9 September 2012 in the "Garden of Honor" at the south foot of the James River Bridge.

CVFD Independence Day Celebrations                                    04 July 2012
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Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department participates in two local community Independence Day Celebrations while responding to several emergency calls.

Chuckatuck Fish Fry                 Suffolk News Herald                             09 June 2012
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Escorts March of Dimes Through Carrollton                                    27 April 2012

Volunteer firefighters and EMTs of Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department escorted the annual March of Dimes benefit walkers through Carrollton, Virginia, on Friday, April 27th, 2012. The marchers were 76th District VA House Delegate Chris Jones, WAVY TV's Kerri Furey and EAGLE-97 Radio personality Jimmy Ray who were escorted from the James River Bridge to the Crittenden Bridge by a convoy of Carrollton VFD apparatus: Engine-10, Squad-10 and Zone-10 crewed by the members shown in the photo. This annual fundraising event brings in donations for many children's health organizations in America. This is the seventh year Carrollton VFD has been asked to assist the marchers in this worthy cause.

Daisy Troop 5450 Visits Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept.                            22 May 2012

Daisy Troop 5450 from Chuckatuck, Virginia, visited Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday 22 May 2012, for help in fulfilling the requirements for their "Petal" in "Respecting Authority." Carrollton VFD volunteers assisted them with instruction on fire safety and basic emergency medical response techniques. This petal contributes to the Daisies goal of becoming responsible and contributing citizens of the local community. In the photo from left to right are Caelyn Hatcher, Ryan Colburn, Bryn Rich, Kylie Taylor, Skyler Acree and volunteer paramedic Ramon Feliciano who assisted with the instruction. The all-volunteer Carrollton Fire Department provides first-response fire, rescue and medical transport service to northern Isle of Wight County and nearby mutual aid districts in Suffolk, Smithfield and Newport News.

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. supports "Health Kids Days"                                 28 April 2012
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Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians helped support "Healthy Kids Day" community and educational activities at Nike Park 28 April 2012.

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring 2012 BarBeQue                      14 April 2012
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Fire Chief Joel Acree, President Fred Mitchell, and CVFD volunteers wish to thank all Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department 2012 SPRING BBQ attendees for making our fundraiser event a success. Your support of this event helps enable our all volunteer department to provide fire and rescue services to the Carrollton Community and surrounding mutual-aid communities.

Please visit our Fundraiser page and support those local businesses and individuals who provided sponsorship for this event.

During the Spring BBQ fundraiser, CVFD volunteers also responded to a structure fire, 3 motor vehicle collisions and five medical calls.

Girl born seven years ago in Carrollton Volunteer FD ambulance                      24 March 2012

Holly Werner and friends celebrate her seventh birthday next to the ambulance in which she was born.
Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched on the afternoon of March 16th, 2005, to a call for "woman in labor" in the Carrisbrooke neighborhood of Carrollton, Virginia. Volunteers responded to the call and began to transport Mrs. Sharon Werner to the hospital. En route, Holly decided it was her turn to take control of events and Carrollton VFD transport ambulance "Squad-10" pulled over to allow the Emergency Medical Technicians on board to bring little Holly into the world. Holly Werner was "delivered" without complications along Route-10 in southern Isle of Wight County. The Carrollton ambulance and crew with the just up-sized Werner family on board then continued on to Obici Hospital in Suffolk to complete post natal care.
On Saturday 24 March 2012, Holly invited her friends to mark the occasion. Carrollton EMTs James Fox and Bryan Marti flank the partygoers in front of the ambulance in which Holly was born. The group from left to right includes Lucy Lamarche, Zoe Glaser, Grant Willis, Emma Werner, Reagan Summerlin, Jackson Werner, Emily Green, Holly Werner, Marissa Willis, Malia Knight, Krisilynn Mosley and Natalie Summerlin.

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Dept. Hosts Daisy Troop 179                                  17 March 2012

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department hosted seven young ladies from Girl Scout Daisy Troop 179 on Saturday 17 March 2012 at Fire Station-10 for the girls to earn their "Gerri" Petal for "Respecting Authority." The girls were given demonstrations in various firefighting, medical and vehicle extrication procedures by the Carrollton firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. The all-volunteer Carrollton VFD serves the residents of Carrollton, Virginia, and nearby mutual-aid districts in Suffolk, Smithfield and Newport News. In the photo, Firefighter Scott Speers and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Technician Patrick Gravel flank the members of Daisy Troop 179 from left to right: Madison Lilly, Ashlynn Halsey, Angie Hayes, Anna Jones, Gabriella Rivera, Adia Menna and Lia Corning. In a prize-winning supporting role backing up the group is the front-end crew compartment of Carrollton VFD's primary motor vehicle collision first-response pumper and extrication ALS unit "Rescue-10."

Carrollton VFD Hosts US Army Unit with "Backdraft" connection                   10 March 2012

Saturday 10 Mar 2012, Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department hosted, for a while, six US Army soldiers from the 492nd Harbormaster Detachment based at Fort Eustis, Virginia. The unit was en route to the Little Creek Amphibious Base when unexpectedly halted near Station-10 because one of the vehicles in their convoy developed mechanical trouble. The soldiers were offered access to the station for use of convenience facilities while temporarily stranded in our parking lot. They were also presented with Carrollton VFD recruitment materials in case they were looking for volunteer opportunities in their spare time!
This incident, number 211 for the year, was actually one of eight calls today. The smoking, overheated HMMWV ("humvee") was initially reported at 0850 as a possible vehicle fire and was immediately responded to by volunteers at the station.
Interesting History Note:
The unit leader's father is a firefighter retired from the Chicago Fire Department. In 1990, during production of Ron Howard's classic firefighter movie "Backdraft," his father was an advisor to the film crew and related some of his real-life experiences as a Chicago Firefighter in order to make the movie more realistic. Specifically, the incident in the movie on the stairway of the high-rise training tower when Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey (Kurt Russell) elbows his brother Brian (William Baldwin) in order to beat him to the top, was a real-life experience conveyed to the film makers by his father.

Two Medical Standby Deployments                                  25-26 February and 3-4 March 2012

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department provided four all-volunteer standby ALS medical crews on two separate weekends to cover large sports events at Carrollton Nike Park recreation center on 25-26 February and 3-4 March 2012. The first event was the annual "Kickin it for Cancer" fundraising soccer tournament which drew some 700 youngsters from all over Hampton Roads and raised over $20,000 for the nationwide "Relay for Life" cancer research program of the American Cancer Society. The second event was the annual "USA Ultimate" frisbie tournament which brought in 400 players from 19 colleges on the east coast including Yale and Va Tech. For eight hours each on all four days the Carrollton VFD crews provided immediate on-site ALS transport ambulance response if needed. These volunteer crews were also dispatched to three in-district medical emergency calls while maintaining the standby operational deployment at Nike Park.

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