Enon firefighters donated their used Hurst Rescue equipment to the non-profit Virginia Emergency Services Assistance Program, which will be sending the equipment to the country of Belize for firefighters and rescue personnel to utilize. This equipment will make a huge difference for many people in Belize, officials said. “We... Read more
Burn ban in effect, fines imposed
The statewide 4 p.m. burn law went into effect Feb. 15. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day between Feb. 15 and April 30 if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brush, or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. Violation of... Read more
New fire boat coming to Chesterfield
Chesterfield Fire & EMS has a new secret weapon for battling fires by waterway a state of the art fire boat, a  2020 SAFE 31Special Purpose EMT. The emergency response vessel has an enclosed, all-weather cabin to allow the vessel to respond in all types of weather and water conditions... Read more
Fire crews were dispatched to Bird High School around 9 am on Monday for a possible structure fire. Students and employees quickly and safely evacuated while firefighters were on the way. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said “Smoke was in a hallway. Cause was a water... Read more
Combat Challenge competitors
Chesterfield firefighters Bebhinn Rae, Lisette Fuentes, Danielle Drinnon, Kendall Litchfield and Audrey Baise competed in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Montgomery, Ala. from Oct. 21-26. Read more

Fire briefs

Fire & EMS October 29, 2019

Four adults and six children were left homeless when fire broke out at a residence in the 8700 block of Belmont Road on Thursday, Oct. 24. The call came in around 5 a.m. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said crews arrived on scene to find smoke... Read more
Fire damaged a home in the 3400 block of Foster Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 26, around 7:38 p.m. and left six people homeless. Fire and medical crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the front door of the home. Occupants evacuated. No injuries were reported. Lt. Jason... Read more
Firefighter injured, two displaced by house fire
One firefighter was injured and two occupants displaced when fire erupted at a house in the 5000 block of Cedarbend Lane on Tuesday, Sept. 17. “Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire showing from a front window and through the roof of the house,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS... Read more
Flames roared from a house in the 6700 block of Wentworth St. around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and left five people without a home. “Fire and EMS personnel arrived on scene and found heavy fire showing from the side of the house,” Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire... Read more
Chesterfield firefighters honor 9/11 fallen
Imagine climbing a flight of stairs carrying about 50 pounds or more while wearing firefighter protective gear that weighs 50 pounds. That’s what some of the brave men and women of Chesterfield Fire and EMS recently did to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The... Read more