|Daily Dispatch: Virginia News|
|One person escapes through window in Norfolk apartment fire|
|Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:39:23 -0700|
|A person had to escape an apartment fire through a second floor window Sunday morning, officials said.
Around 5:30 a.m., units from Norfolk Fire Rescue were called to an apartment fire in the 1000 block of Holt Street. Arriving units found smoke coming from a two-story apartment with a fire in the kitchen.|
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 6:39:23 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
|Public safety divers foster cross-locality teamwork at group training|
|Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:01:31 -0700|
|Divers from several local agencies combed the bed of the York River Friday for guns and a mannequin, just off the beach behind the Watermen’s Museum.
Nothing nefarious had happened, though. Dive trainers planted the spray-painted BB guns and the mannequin for trainee divers to find. So if you’re planning an excursion to Yorktown Beach, don’t worry about coming across those items — they were able to recover them.|
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 3:01:31 PM - SOURCE: Newport News Daily Press
|Henrico County Fire Department celebrates 75 years|
|Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:46:11 -0700|
|The Henrico County Fire Department celebrated 75 years of service on Sunday.
The department offered the community a sneak peek at every firehouse throughout the county.
Retirees, as well as current firefighters, were on hand to answer questions as well as give tours.
The community will soon see a different color for the fire equipment.|
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 6:46:11 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
|Firefighter injured in Richmond apartment fire|
|Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:37:27 -0700|
|A Richmond firefighter is suffering from a minor ankle injury, after responding to an apartment fire.
The fire broke out just before 8 p.m. at a public housing unit on the 2800 block of Bainbridge Street, according to Lt. Chris Armstrong, spokesman for Richmond Fire & Emergency Services. Officials say the fire broke out in a closet.|
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 6:37:27 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
|Region: Elderly woman meets firefighter who saved her from burning building in DC|
|Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|A senior living building in Southeast Washington went up in flames this week and a young firefighter who pulled a woman to safety got to officially meet the grateful 73-year-old and her family Sunday morning.
When 21-year-old Da’Von McRae first met 73-year-old Bettye Carter, there wasn’t time for much chitchat as the flames of a large fire spread in the attic above.|
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington
|Firefighters save dog from Henrico townhouse fire that displaced family|
|Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:48:47 -0700|
|Firefighters rescued a dog from townhouse fire that displaced a family of three in Henrico County's East End Saturday morning.
Capt. Rob Rowley with Henrico Fire said crews were called to a report of a fire in the living room of a townhouse in the 400 block of Adamson Street just before 8:30 a.m.
"Firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from an end unit townhouse," Rowley said.|
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 4:48:47 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
|Witnesses say Westmoreland County ambulance didn’t have on sirens during fatal crash: ‘I would have heard them’|
|Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|Virginia State Police are investigating witness leads as to whether an ambulance had its emergency equipment activated before striking two vehicles and killing a woman Monday in King George County, Virginia.
The crash happened Monday, at 6:46 p.m., at the intersection of Route 301 and Ridge Road.
“I know what I heard, and I did not hear the siren,” witness Kellie Dobson said.|
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
|33 people displaced after fire at Richmond Apartments|
|Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:41:03 -0700|
|Two adults and a child escaped a fire inside their Midlothian Village apartment, along the 4010 Midlothian Turnpike, Thursday.
The fire was on the third floor of the apartment complex, according to firefighters.
A total of 33 people were displaced by the fire, according to the American Red Cross.
"The families were provided with emergency disaster assistance that they can use for such things as Immediate food, shelter and clothing," said a Red Cross spokesperson.|
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 9:41:03 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
|Firefighters Practice Rescuing People from Crashed Vehicles in Ruckersville|
|Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:41:42 -0700|
|Rescuing people from crashed vehicles is an all-too-common thing for first responders.
But with the advancement of technology and safety in cars can present new sets of challenges for them.
About 60 firefighters from across the state were in Ruckersville on Thursday, September 20, at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to learn new techniques when it comes to emergency extrication.|
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 4:41:42 PM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
|Former Lynchburg Fire Chief now in Wilmington, worked through Florence devastation|
|Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:15:49 -0700|
|Former Lynchburg Fire Chief Cecil "Buddy" Martinette retired from the department in 2005. In 2008 he became the Fire Chief in Wilmington, North Carolina. "I had a wonderful and great six years in Lynchburg, I worked with some fantastic people and many of them are still there," he said.
He says the destruction from hurricane Florence is beyond what he could have imagined.|
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 10:15:49 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13
|Follow-up: Fire Alarms in DC Seniors Home Didn't Work, Residents and Rescuers Say|
|Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|A day after a huge fire forced dozens of seniors out of their homes near the Washington Navy Yard, fire officials are investigating whether fire alarms in the building worked properly.
Multiple residents of the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments said they heard no alarms after a powerful fire broke out about 3:30 p.|
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC Washington
|Following storms, Chesterfield County leaders survey, assess damage|
|Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:28:14 -0700|
|As citizens and business owners continue to clean up and assess the damage from multiple tornadoes that touched down around the Richmond area Monday afternoon, Chesterfield supervisors Chris Winslow and Steve Elswick visited the hardest-hit parts of the county Tuesday morning and spoke with people directly impacted by the wicked storms.|
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 1:28:14 PM - SOURCE: Chesterfield Observer
|Region: Senior residents displaced after large fire at Southeast DC public housing building|
|Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|A large fire at an apartment building that houses senior citizens in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Southeast D.C. has been contained, officials say.
Firefighters responded to the Arthur Capper Senior Building in the 900 block of 5th Street at around 3:24 p.m. Wednesday as heavy fire and smoke was seen coming from the top floors, attic and roof of the public housing building.|
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV MyFox 5 DC
|Virginia Beach firefighters return from volcano response in Hawaii|
|Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:59:06 -0700|
|Virginia Beach firefighters do respond to calls out of state and, when called into action with VA-TF2, out of the country. Last August, four Virginia Beach firefighters did just that when a call for help came from the "Big Island" out of Hawaii when Kilauea, an active volcano, erupted. The members who went out to help were part of the Fire Department's HAZMAT team and were sent to to an area outside of Hila, Hawaii to assist with response to the the eruption.|
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 1:59:06 PM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
|Kitchen fire forces 4 residents out of Henrico County townhouse|
|Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:48:42 -0700|
|Firefighters responded to a Henrico townhouse after receiving reports of a working fire in the area on Tuesday evening.
A little after 6 p.m., Henrico Fire units arrived at the 9500 block of Meadowgreen Road and found smoke coming from the second-floor window of one of the townhomes, according to an email from Henrico County Fire.|
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 6:48:42 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
|Saudi Arabian firefighters train in Manassas|
|Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700|
|"When we first started this program, two years ago, a lot of people would say, 'what are you doing? You are embedding Saudi Arabian firefighters in U.S. fire departments? That is insane,'" said Laura Bell.
"An international fellowship program in Manassas, brought eight firefighters from Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian national oil company to northern Virginia to learn and grow in their professions,” said Laura Bell, program manager.|
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
|Major flood avoided but Danville doesn’t escape problems|
|Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:53:28 -0700|
|City officials breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after the rising waters of the Dan River crested around 23 feet, 5 inches below the height initially forecast.
While Danville avoided the major flooding associated with water levels above 25.5 feet, the Dan River’s height reached the threshold for moderate flooding and was expected to remain above 20.|
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 4:53:28 PM - SOURCE: Go Dan River.com
|Firefighters Check Smoke Detectors Around Charlottesville Homes|
|Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:53:23 -0700|
|Firefighters in Charlottesville are going door-to-door to make sure people have working smoke alarms.
Charlottesville’s Fire Department and the University of Virginia are working together to make sure everyone in the city has a working smoke alarm in their home.
CFD says the devices can make all the difference in a life-threatening emergency.|
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:53:23 PM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
|Remnants of Hurricane Florence unleash tornadoes across Richmond region, killing one|
|Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:36:52 -0700|
|Several tornadoes, high winds and torrential rain were unleashed across the Richmond region Monday by the remnants of Hurricane Florence, leaving one man dead and significant damage.
The man was killed in Chesterfield County after his workplace collapsed between 3 and 4 p.m. at Old Dominion Floor Co.|
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 6:36:52 AM - SOURCE: Fredericksburg.com
|Plans for new Rivermont fire station progress but obstacles remain|
|Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:12:05 -0700|
|Plans for the Rivermont Fire Department’s new building are progressing through the bureaucratic process, but obstacles remain before construction can begin.
The Warren County Planning Commission recently set an Oct. 10 public hearing regarding a conditional use permit for the facility, which is necessary to use the agriculturally zoned land for a fire department.|
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2018 6:12:05 PM - SOURCE: Northern Virginia Daily