Chesterfield Fire and EMS responded around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, to the 11800 block of Lewis Road for a fire at the Ingenco building, where methane from the landfill is converted into electricity at the Shoosmith Bros. complex. A warehouse building had fire and smoke conditions when firefighters... Read more
Ettrick store burns, firefighter injured
One firefighter was injured while battling a fire in the 21100 block of Chesterfield Ave on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Smoke showing from the roof of Virginia’s Best Mart Grocery Store at 21113 Chesterfield Ave. was reported around 11:50 a.m. “Occupants of the building self-evacuated,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS Lt.... Read more
Firefighter injured, seven displaced
CHESTER – Flames from a Jan. 22 vehicle fire in the 2300 block of Buena Vista Blvd. quickly spread. “It all began around 9:01 a.m.,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS Lt. Jason Elmore said. “The vehicle fire spread to two houses.” Officials said that one house sustained exterior damage and... Read more
Horse rescued by firefighters
A 35-year-old Polish Arabian horse named Tigre was down in his stall, in the 7900 block of Cogbill Road, and the owner and vet had done everything possible to get him up, Chesterfield firefighters and a large animal special rescue team was soon on the way to help. It... Read more
Local awareness campaign promoted after near misses
Roadway dangers are something first responders face each time they are on the scene of an incident or travel to and from one. This danger was brought to light once again with a rash of recent near misses involving local rescue and law enforcement personnel. To bring awareness of... Read more
GoFundMe page set up for family of nine displaced by fire
ABOVE: Russell and Theanea Boesma Two adults and seven children escaped a fire that ravaged their home Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the 300 block of Silverdust Place. A call came into emergency communications at 2:57 p.m. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said crews found heavy fire... Read more
Dog dies in Chester house fire
A dog perished in a house fire in the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road on Nov. 20. A call came into emergency communications at 3:04 p.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the home. A vehicle in the driveway was scorched... Read more
County offers computer access to fire and police calls
Sirens wailing, red or blue lights flashing: what is happening? Now the general public can check for themselves thanks to an upgrade on the county’s website, the first since 2009. “The idea was developed as several departments in the region prepared for radio encryption,” said Elizabeth Caroon, spokesman for... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — Are you interested in training that will better prepare you for disasters and emergencies? Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team training is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 2. The initial training course teaches basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical moments after a... Read more
Chesterfield gets new rescue vehicle
ABOVE: From left, firefighters Jacob Newton, Joe Schwickerath and Andrew Olsen are pictured with a new technical rescue unit. Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Management Services has a new technical rescue unit. The new tractor trailer, which cost $443,565, was delivered in April. It will carry shoring equipment that can be... Read more