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Contact Info:

Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Department

312 Colonial Ave
Colonial Beach VA 22443
Station #1

( 804 ) 224-7255

 

Mission statement

The Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Department is located is Westmoreland County, Virginia. We are a completely volunteer station with the exclusion of one paid employee that works 5 days a week. We run approximately 600 calls a year with 30 active firefighters. Our goal is to protect the citizens and property of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County through suppression, prevention, and education.


CBVFD 4th Annual Toy Drive
CBVFD is once again collecting Christmas toys for less fortunate children within our community. Please help to bring a smile to a child by dropping off a new unwrapped toy to the fire department now through Monday, December 12th. We thank you in advance for making this very special event as successful as it can be!

 
2016 TOY DRIVE
   2016 TOY DRIVE
   
2nd Annual CBVFD 5 Miler
   
Saturday, May 21, 2016 09:00
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Join us for the Second Annual CBVFD 5 Miler. Enjoy a great run along the Potomac River while supporting the Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Department. Race fee is $30 (includes tshirt). Race Day Fee is $35 (shirt not guaranteed if you pay race day). Awards given post race.

Click here to register online.




 
Tanker and truck goes to a small fire in Ebb Tide
   
Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Crews responded to a small fire in the ceiling of a snigle family dwelling on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013. Co. 1 members assisted with overhaul of the structure and then returned to service.


 
Jack Knifed Tractor Trailer
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 07:34
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On the morning of June 11, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department (Second Due) and Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department (First Due) were alerted to a jack knifed tractor trailer in the area of Kings HWY (Route 3) and Claymont Dr. CBVFD Engine 15 quickly marked up en route with crew of 3 and thereafter OGVFD Response 4 marked up en route with crew of 2. Upon arrival unit's found a tractor trailer off the roadway with the driver out of the vehicle and walking around on scene. Firefighter's then checked the tractor for any leak's, and assisted with traffic management. CBVFD Engine 15 stayed on scene until VSP and a wrecker arrived and thereafter went in service and left the scene to OGVFD to handle. Thanks goes to VSP, and WDES Medic-1 for assisting with accident management.


 
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Overturned Trash Truck
Monday, June 10, 2013 11:57
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On the afternoon of June 10, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to a overturned trash truck in the area of 12th Street and McKinney BLVD. Engine 15 quickly responded with a crew of 4 and upon arrival found a trash truck on it's side in the ditch of the eastbound lane of McKinney BLVD. The occupant of this vehicle was out of the vehicle and walking around on arrival. The crew of Engine 15 then assisted with traffic management and stayed on scene while a power crew repaired the power pole that was struck, and 2 large wreckers removed the vehicle from the ditch and hauled it away from the scene. Thanks goes to CBPD and WDES Medic-1 for assisting with accident management.


 
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Field Fire
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 18:48
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On the afternoon of June 5, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to a field fire in the area of Parish Lane in Oak Grove Virginia. CBVFD Brush 1 and Tanker 1 quickly responded along with OGVFD Brush 4, Tanker 4, and Wagon 4. Upon arrival units found a large field actively burning and making it's way toward the woodline. Firefighter's began battling the field fire as Chief 4 added additional unit's from Westmoreland County Engine Company 2 and 3, King George County Company 1,  unit's from Richmond County, Essex County, Caroline County, Charles County (MD), and Rescue unit's from Westmoreland County Rescue Stations 1, and 3. Through thier hardwork, firefighter's were able to contain and exstinguish the fire in an hour and a half with Approx. 6 to 7 acres of land burned. Thanks to all Fire and Rescue companies involved.


 
Field Fire
   Field Fire
Field Fire
   Field Fire
3 Vehicle Accident with 1 Overturned
Thursday, May 23, 2013 08:07
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On the morning of May 23, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a MVA at the intersection of Rt. 205 and Pomona Rd. Engine 15 quickly responded with a crew of 6 and Utility 1 responded thereafter with a crew of 3. Upon arrival Engine 15 found 3 vehicles, 1 pick-up on it's side, 1 small car in the roadway, and 1 mini-van off the road in the parking lot of Halls Supermarket. The crews of Engine 15 and Utility 1 thereafter controlled a fuel leak on the pick-up, a coolant leak on the small car, and assisted EMS Units with patient care. Thanks goes to WDES Medic 1, Medic 3, and CBVRS Medic 1-8 for assisting with accident management.


 
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MVA
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Controlled Burn on Jackson St.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 07:00
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On the morning of May 11, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. conducted a controlled burn of a department acquired structure on Jackson St., Colonial Beach Virginia. The exercise lasted about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Due to the hard work of the CBVFD firefighters, the burn was conducted safely and in a timely manner. Thanks goes to CBVRS Medic 1-8 for standing by on scene.


 
Controlled Burn
   Controlled Burn
Controlled Burn
   Controlled Burn
2 Vehicle Fatal MVA on King George/Westmoreland County line
Monday, May 6, 2013 15:23
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On the afternoon of May 6, 2013 Engine Company 1 was alerted for a Mutual Aid call to King George County for a 2 Vehicle MVA at the intersection of Ridge RD and Tetotum RD. Engine 15 marked up en route with 4 and quickly learned of a reported entrapment. Upon arrival Engine 15 found 2 vehicles in the roadway, one a light duty pick-up and one a commercial refrigerated box truck. The box truck had struck the light duty pick-up in the driver side door area and trapped one patient inside. Engine 15 thereafter assisted King George units with extrication of patient trapped inside the pick-up, and assisted with patient care of both patients from the light duty pick-up. One patient was pronounced dead at the scene and one patient was transported as critical to Mary Washington Hospital Center and pronounced dead thereafter. Thanks goes to WDES Medic 1, King George Company 1 and 2, and members of Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department for their hard work and dedication to public safety.


 
2 Alarm Residential Fire
Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:43
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Engine Company 1 was alerted for a structure fire in the 500 block of Longfield RD on the Morning of May 4th. Upon arrival, units from Engine Company 1 and Engine Company 4 with Chief 1A having command found heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure. With the additional assistance of  units from Engine Company 2, 2 units from King George and Truck 28 from NDW the firefighters on scene were able to get the fire contained and exstinguished. Thanks goes to all Fire Departments involved.


 
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Thankful Child Gives Letter Of Appreciation
Child's Thankful Letter
   Child's Thankful Letter
Saturday, May 4, 2013
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On the day of May 4, 2013 Colonial Beach Vol. Fire battled a house fire as told in the previous story. While on the fire ground, watching the Firefighters do their work a young child, who's home was the one that the Firefighters were fighting to save, wrote a letter to the members of CBVFD and other departments involved stating that he was very thankful for the Firefighters going inside and saving as many personal belongings as they could and for the efforts witnessed by the family to save the home. Although the family lost a lot and they were there to witness this tragedy, they still praised the Firefighters for their hard work. The letter is shown in the picture below.

 
Annual Spring Rockfish Tournament Application
The link provided is the application for the 2013 Spring Rockfish Tournament put on by CBVFD. You can print these applications out and do one of three things with it: 1. mail it in to CBVFD at 312 Colonial Ave. Colonial Beach VA 22443 2. hand deliver it to the address above 3. bring it with you to the Captain's dinner for registration We look foward to seeing all of the same faces and hopefully many new faces at this years tournament!

 
CBVFD Address Change
The address for CBVFD has changed from PO BOX 212 Colonial Beach VA 22443, to 312 Colonial Ave Colonial Beach VA 22443. Effective immediately.

 
Single Vehicle Into Pole
Saturday, March 9, 2013 
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Engine Company 1 was dispatched at 23:14 hours to Monroe Bay Ave. for a report of a vehicle into a pole. Engine 15 responded quickly with a crew of 3 and following was Utility 1 with a crew of 2. Upon arrival Engine 15 found a single pick up truck into a powerline pole with the occupant still inside. Chief 1 took command of scene and advised the occupant to stay inside the vehicle due to the live wires and transformer on the truck. The power company was notified on an emergency basis and responded quickly to cut the power to the pole on the vehicle. Once the power was cut the occupant was removed from the vehicle but refused medical care. Engine 15 and Utility 1 stayed on scene to assist with the removal of vehicle by towing service. Engine Company 1 units marked in service at 03:28 hours. Additional thanks goes to CBVRS, and CBPD for assisting with scene management.


 
   
   
Three vehicle MVA w/ fatality
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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At around 09:30 hours on Wednesday December 19th, Engine Compny 1 was toned for a vehicle into a structure with unknown injuries. A few minutes after dispatch, Engine 15(Chief 1A) was on the street with a crew of 3 and Utility 1 with the same. Arriving on scene, Engine 15 advised that there were 3 vehicles involved with one into the structure and a pedestrian struck. Crews split with one starting to care for the patient while the other secured all three vehicles and checked for any other injuries. A helicopter was then launched for the patient struck. The patient was transported to the LZ by WDES Medic 1 while Engine Company 1 units remained on scene awaiting a building inspector to survey the damage. Thanks goes out to Engine Comapny 4 for handling the LZ.


 
   
   
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