Firefighters to get more training with new tower
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and EMS celebrated the opening of their state-of-the-art fire training tower at the Enon Fire Training Center last Thursday. The seven-story training tower capable of simulating live fire using a computer-controlled, propane-fueled training system and will provide firefighters with different training opportunities, such... Read more
Sibley’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant & Catering fans will have to wait a little while before they will be able to order their favorites.A fire damaged the restaurant, Friday morning and caused the business located in the 12000 Winfree St. to remain closed. It all began around 2:56 a.m., when the... Read more
The fortitude and courage shown by Chesterfield’s first responders seems to have no bounds of these brave men and women go forth each day facing perils that citizens can only imagine. They sacrifice time away from families and friends; work on holidays; work in zero or 100-degree weather, face... Read more
Who wants to make some new friends and have fun? Are you a senior? Then Phillips’ Seniors may be the group for you. This October, Phillips’ Seniors is celebrating 20 years. “The idea of having a senior group sponsored by the Phillips Auxiliary was an idea proposed by Polly... Read more
Chesterfield County’s fire protection system now ranks among the top 3 percent nationwide following a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Office. The Public Protection Classification rating assigned by the ISO improved from a Class 3/9 to a Class 2/2Y. The county’s fire protection system previously ranked among the... Read more
By Becky Robinette Wright The journey has been long and difficult for a piece of steel that has seen better days. The steel, once a part of a tall, strong structure in New York called the World Trade Center, fought its battle on Sept. 11, 2001, and, unable to... Read more
The winds were brisk Oct. 9, but so was the influx of visitors to Enon Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Open House event. The tempting smell of grilled hot dogs and freshly popped corn filled the air. Toe tapping songs could be heard from the fire station bay as Bustin’... Read more
As the rain gave way, the grillers at Bensley Community Center bravely cooked 550 hot dogs, preparing for the National Night Out crowd to arrive. Fortunately, the elements saw fit to grant mercy on the community and the sun soon was shining. “With everything going on in the country,... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded early Friday morning, February 12, at 1:40 a.m. to 9466 Lost Forest Drive for the report of a vehicle fire that was spreading to the house. Fire crews arrived to find a truck in the driveway fully involved... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Monday morning, Nov. 23, at 9:23 a.m. to the Bellwood Maisonettes, 2500 block of Alfalfa Lane, for the report of an apartment fire. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the front door and fire from... Read more