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BRMVFC PURCHASES FIRE / EMS UTV
The Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company purchased a side-by-side utility task vehicle that will be utilized for both fire and EMS responses in the hard to access areas of the Blue Ridge Mountain. This piece of equipment is a welcomed addition to our apparatus fleet.
The officers and members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank the WV State Fire Commission for approving our grant funding in the amount of $6,000.00 that allowed us to make this purchase.
BRMVFC PURCHASES 4 X 4 PUMPER
Engine 5 was purchased in early June of this year to replace Engine 5-2 at the Keyes Gap Road station. Engine 5 is currently at Emergency Vehicle Specialists in Hagerstown, MD having the emergency lighting updated to LED, scene lighting updated, center console and radios installed, and some equipment mounted.
Engine 5 is an International 4 x 4 Wildland Interface Pumper that will allow us to gain access to some of the tightest spots that we have here on the mountain.
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.
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.