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
Four occupants were displaced and 17 cats died after a fire ripped through a home at the 2700 block of Milhorn Street on Thursday, Sept. 5. Milhorn Street is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway, just south of Woods Edge Road. The call came in at 5:33 p.m. “The... Read more
Employees at the Fiorucci Foods plant in the 1800 block of Ruffin Mill Road had quite a scare when an explosion occurred July 26, sending flames into the air and shaking the building. It began at 5:41 a.m. when a compressor in a boiler room ruptured and caused an... Read more
Senter named to int’l board
At its annual meeting earlier this month, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association elected Chesterfield County Fire & EMS Chief Edward “Loy” Senter Jr. to its 2019-2020 board. Senter was elected by his association peers to serve as an alternate board member. He has been an active member in the... Read more
Dump truck spills load on Nash Road
A dump truck crashed in the 11400 block of Nash Road on Tuesday, May 28. The truck overturned after the driver lost control around 1:30 p.m. Officials said the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own while rescuers were on the way. Some diesel... Read more
Firefighters, medics and two hazardous materials teams responded to a chemical spill at the DuPont Spruance Plant at 5401 Jefferson Davis Highway on Saturday, June 1. “The incident began at 6:11 p.m. when 400 gallons of a flammable liquid spilled,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Jason Elmore said. “Workers... Read more
New emergency communications director on board
Chesterfield County recently named Thomas “Tommy” Tucker as its new director of emergency communications. Tucker served as interim co-director of the Emergency Communications Center since October 2018. He began in his new role as director of emergency communications May 4 at a salary of $125,000. With 32 years working... Read more