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
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY — The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded late Thursday night, at 11:02 p.m. to the 3000 block of Woodworth Rd to the report of a house fire. Fire crews arrived to find a brick ranch-style home with heavy fire involvement. It took... Read more
High winds claim life of Chester boy
CHESTER – Winds played havoc with area residents and their homes last week. A six-year-old boy died as a result of injuries sustained after a tree fell onto his bed at about 2 a.m. Friday, March 2. Chesterfield Police confirmed that Anthony Hamilton died later that day after being... Read more
The lights have dimmed in Victory Tabernacle Church, the audience is still; with the flags respectfully held, the Honor Guard walks down the aisle and presents the colors for posting. The Chesterfield Fire and EMS annual award ceremony has begun. Firefighters and EMS personnel each day face unknown challenges,... Read more