Joy Wallace can frequently be seen at local fires. Just like any of the male firefighters, Wallace would suit up in the turnout gear (protective clothing) and don the self contained breathing apparatus, which would weigh around 60 pounds or more. She would risk her life while facing infernos... Read more
Deputy Fire Chief Mark D. Sacra will retire from the Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department on December 1, 2015. Deputy Chief Sacra graduated from Recruit School No.10 in November, 1979, and has faithfully served the county for over 36 years. He was promoted to the rank... Read more
Heroic acts recognized at awards ceremony
Chesterfield Fire and EMS on Oct. 6 recognized many of its members for heroic acts performed in the line of duty, but something unique and rare also took place, three Chesterfield citizens received Medals of Valor for acts of heroism in saving a life. A Medal of Valor is... Read more
Medflight Soars into the Future
The Virginia State Police (VPS) EMS Med-Flight program, was brainstormed by Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Bob Eanes (now retired) and former Governor Gerald Baliles. The helicopters, with a staff of brave pilots, paramedics and nurses have saved thousands of lives since its inception in 1984. The helicopter originally... Read more
Two-year-old Nikolette Stewart was recovered from an inlet of the James River last week after she slipped and fell into the water. Her father exhausted attempts to save her and the Chesterfield County dive team found the small child about 15 feet from a trail walkway and pier. The... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Thursday, August 6, at 12:09 p.m. to the 2700 block of Martingale Road for the report of an apartment fire. Fire crews arrived to find smoke coming from the front door of the apartment. Fire crews entered to... Read more
County firefighters are riding in style, a new paint and body style that comes with the delivery of several new fire engines and four new tankers. The units aren’t just for oohing and aahing over, but are fulfilling a specific need in the county. The engines, according to fire... Read more