News and Recent Incidents

Smoke Investigation  |  December 19, 2014

December 18th – Company 7 and surrounding departments were alerted around 8:21 PM to 944 Stony Bridge Drive for smoke inside the apartment complex.  Assistant Chief 7 (Investigation) arrived on the scene to find a middle of the row apartment complex with heavy smoke in apartment 942.  Engine 7-2 and Engine 17-2 arrived and took positions on Sides Alpha and Bravo.   Crews entered the structure to find burnt food on the stove.  The box was held by command (D/C 7) to company 7 and 17.  Crews remained on the scene for around 30 minutes for ventilation and utilities.

 

 

Have a Safe Christmas!  |  December 18, 2014

Christmas tree safety tips

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.

Picking the tree

  • If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1″ – 2″ from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

After Christmas

  • Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

Congratulations!  |  December 18, 2014

Congratulations to Assistant Chief Brady Bumbaugh who recently completed his paramedic program at HACC.  A/C Bumbaugh’s hard work has earned him the title of National Registered Paramedic.  The department wishes you the best in your endeavors!

 

 

Website  |  December 18, 2014

The fire department website is back up and running after a major data crash left the website down for some time.   Please keep checking back for new information as we work on getting the site updated!

 

 

CONDOLENCES  |  October 12, 2014

The officers and members of the Fayetteville Fire Department would like to send condolences to the Waynesboro Fire Department and the family of George “Tinker” Rowe IV who recently passed away.

 

 

TRAINING PAGE UPDATED  |  October 9, 2014

October 8 – THE TRAINING PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH LINKS FOR TRAINING

FIRE PREVENTION  |  October 6, 2014

This week is National Fire Prevention Week

Fire department personnel and apparatus will be visiting local schools

speaking about fire prevention, safety, and a little about what the department

does to help the community out.  Please remember to always check

your smoke detectors monthly, replace your battery every 6 months,

and replace your detector every 10 years.  For more information

on fire safety and prevention please see the link below:

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week

GUN DRAWING RESULTS  |  October 6, 2014

Here are the winning numbers and times for the Gun/Cash Drawing that was held

September 27, 2014

Time                    Winning Number             Time             Winning Number

12:00                    4693                            02:40             0444

12:10                    0959                            02:50             5685

12:20                    1304                            03:00              0741

12:30                    4844                            03:10              3136

12:40                    3668                            03:20              0329

12:50                    4363                            03:30              5523

01:00                    3234                            03:40              0983

01:10                    2731                            03:50              1921

01:20                    1108                            04:00              4965

01:30                    2033                            04:10              5380

01:40                    0133                            04:20              1645

01:50                    4745                            04:30              0636

02:00                    0270                            04:40              4948

02:10                    2082                             04:50             0982

02:20                    3096                             05:00             3737

02:30                    3164

EMS CALL TO A BOX ALARM  |  September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014-  Shortly after 5:00 PM an EMS call sent the BLS unit to 900 Block of Black Gap Road for an injured subject.  When the EMS unit arrived they realized they had more than what they were expecting.  What they found was that the homeowner was working on a propane cylinder when it ruptured causing catastrophic damage to his house and causing traumatic injuries to himself.  The box alarm was requested sending Company 7, Station 4, 5, 17, and Adams 4 and 27.  Duty 7 (Sgt. C. Bumbaugh) arrived and established command.  Crews did a 360, secured utilities, and metered the residence.  The patient was flown to a local trauma center.  Crews remained on the scene for around 1 hour.

TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT/ENTRAPMENT  |  September 19, 2014

September 19- At 2:49 PM crews were alerted to assist Company 17 (New Franklin) with a tractor trailer accident with entrapment at the intersection of Garman Drive and Falling Spring Road.  Squad 7, Utility 7, and MICU 7 responded immediately. Chief 17 arrived to confirm one milk truck on its side with two trapped.   Squad 7 arrived and AC 7 was assigned as the rescue group leader.  Crews worked along with Squad 41 (Franklins) to extricate the victims of the accident and handed the patients over to EMS who in return were flown to trauma centers.  Members had a 45 minute extrication time.  Everyone cleared shortly before 4:30 PM.

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