NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERTS FOR HARPERS FERRY, WV
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TANKER 5-2 ASSISTS ON STRUCTURE FIRE
Tanker 5-2 was alerted for the station fill at Washington County, Maryland Station 8 (Rohrersville) at approximately 6:10 am. Tanker 5-2 and Chief 5 (Cogle) responded on the station fill. Personnel from Washington County arrived on the scene on Churchey Road to find a Fully involved structure fire. A Safety Assignment and Tanker Task Force was immediately requested by units on the scene.
Tanker 5-2 was diverted to the scene at approximately 09:09 am as Washington County, Command 1 requested a large capacity tanker to be added as part of the water supply operation.
BRMVFC RECEIVES GRANT APPROVALS
The Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company has recently applied for several grants to purchase necessary equipment for Rehab Unit 5 and the personnel that will be operating that unit. We are happy to announce that the BRMVFC has been awarded two (2) of the grants that were applied for recently.
The Jefferson County Tuberculosis Society awarded the BRMVFC a grant in the amount of $1,267.45. These funds will be utilized to purchase an eight (8) person oxygen manifold, oxygen masks and supplies for the Rehab Unit.
The West Virginia State Fire Commission awarded the BRMVFC a grant in the amount of $6,000.00. These funds will be utilized to purchase the necessary equipment required to set-up a rehabilitation area, misting fan, heater, food prep equipment and personal protective equipment for the personnel that will be operating the unit.
The membership would like to thank Asst. Chief Royce for all his time and hard work in writing these grants so the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company can purchase necessary equipment that we need to properly execute the services that we are required to provide to our community.
REHAB UNIT ARRIVES AT BRMVFC
After several large scale incidents in and around Jefferson County, the idea of a Rehab Unit for emergency personnel was brought before the member companies of the Jefferson County Fire and Rescue Association for approval. Asst. Chief 5 (Royce) along with Chief 5 (Cogle) and Support Member Jon Avery have been spearheading the Rehab Unit project.
The BRMVFC's reserve Ambulance 5-1 (top) was sent to Caliber Collision to be re-painted. The unit was re-painted all white and will eventually receive new striping and lettering as Rehab 5 (bottom).
The rehabilitation unit will be utilized on long and exhausting incidents allowing emergency personnel relaxation time, give them the ability to grab a bite to eat and a drink and then get back to operational work after being cleared by medical personnel on the scene. Work on Rehab 5 will be done mostly in house by the members of the BRMVFC with only a little work being contracted to outside companies.
Several grants have already been applied for to allow us to purchase equipment and other necessary firefighter rehabilitation supplies.
Please keep checking back with us and click on the Canteen and Rehab Unit tab as updates will be posted on the progress of Rehab Unit 5.
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President: Tiffany Long
Vice-Pres.: Tracy Cogle
Secretary: Suzie Weaver Day
Chaplain: Steve Lewis, Pastor
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Suzie Weaver Day
Warren Royce Jr.
Lloyd Dignazio Sr.
Chief: Earl Cogle
Assistant Chief: Warren Royce
Captain: Lloyd Dignazio Jr.