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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.


2015 CBVFD & Ladies Auxiliary Installation of Officers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 
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CBVFD and the Ladies Auxiliary proudly celebrated our accomplishments throughout 2014 at our Annual Installation of Officers Ceremony. It was a wonderful evening that included a delicious dinner (prepared by members), a great guest speaker (Mike Jones, Deputy Fire Chief, City of Fredericksburg), the sharing of funny memories & some serious moments (i.e., our members that are battling sickness; detailed recollection of the old CBHS fire), well deserved award presentations, and all around fantastic comradery!! We are so proud of our membership (active and/or life)! We thank everyone that was able to join us in this celebration and, as always, we are truly grateful for the continued support from our town and Westmoreland County! A special shout-out to Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department for filling in for us so that we could enjoy ourselves. Here are a few highlights from the night: Special Award In honor of her late mother, firefighter Tina Fenwick, presented Chief Robey and the department with a personalized Ladder Foot Cover Firefighter/Captain, Chris Saulnier was present an awesome corn hole board set in appreciation for all of his efforts to enhance interdepartmental socialization. The CBVFD Ladies Auxiliary recognized outgoing president, Jackie Worrell, for her efforts during the three years she held the position. She also received her Life Membership. The auxiliary presented a check to Fire Chief Robey from their fund raising efforts over the year, including a generous donation for $15,000.00!! Top 5 Call Runners (Out of 898 total calls) 1st Place – Billy Sanford with 599 calls 2nd Place – Ricky Little with 457 calls 3rd Place – Jason Gonzales with 340 calls 4th Place – Martel Kelly with 298 calls 5th Place – Branden Robey with 259 calls Chief’s Award Frances Bowen received the Chief’s Award for the selfless amount of time she dedicates to the department and the tremendous amount of work she does behind the scenes. Frances is also a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Outgoing Assistant Fire Chief of 14 years, Mike Worrell, was recognized for his time & commitment with a special trophy & his fire helmet. Firefighter of the Year (as voted by membership) William (Billy) Sanford, Sr. Lifesaving Awards for removing an unconscious individual from within a structure fire on 22 November 2014 David Robey, Billy Sanford, Robert Owens, Jim Jett, Jason Gonzales, Danny Oursler, Eddie Blunt, Chris Saulnier, Mike Worrell, CBPD Officer Lt. Byron Bailey, CBPD Officer Sgt. Les Parsons Special Recognition Awards by Chief Robey on behalf of CBVFD were presented to: CB Volunteer Rescue Squad, accepted by CBVRS member Pat Fitzgerald CB Police Department, accepted by CBPD Officer, Lt. Byron Bailey Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, accepted by Sheriff C.O. Balderson Lifetime Membership Awarded to: **Frances Bowen was presented her award by her daughter, Katie Collins **Tina Fenwick was presented her award by her father, Roy Fenwick **First time in department’s history to have not one, but two women awarded life membership! David Robey was presented his award by his wife, Joyce Robey & his son & fellow firefighter, Branden Robey Fire Chief Robey gave a detailed review of the actions taken by CBVFD in response to the old CB High School fire on 5 January 2014. Certificates of Appreciation were given to 15 departments that provided support in battling the fire. Westmoreland County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, on behalf of the WC Sheriff’s Office, presented three certificates of appreciation: (1) to Chief Robey for being committed to maintaining an effective working relationship with the Sheriff. (2) to CBVFD for providing exceptional service while assisting the WC Sheriff’s Office during 2014. (3) to CBVFD Ladies Auxiliary for their service while assisting the WC Sheriff’s Office during 2014.

 
CBVFD 5k Run/Walk 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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On Saturday August 23, 2014 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 mile Kids Fun Run in the town of Colonial Beach, Va. Registration begins June 1, 2014, it will be $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Fun Run. To obtain an application you can either click the document below or you can visit the Downloads section of our website. Come out and support your local Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy the fun, Thanks!.

 
63rd Annual Potomac River Festival Fire and Rescue Parade
Friday, June 6, 2014 
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Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 63rd Annual Fire and Rescue parade on the day of June 6, 2014 in the town of Colonial Beach Virginia. To request more information about the parade please contact CBVFD at (804)224 7255. Thanks! To obtain a parade application, you can either click on the document to the left of this paragraph, or stop by the firehouse located at 312 Colonial Ave. Colonial Beach VA 22443.


 
2014 Spring Rockfish Tournament
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Dept. is hosting our Annual Spring Rockfish Tournament on April 19th, 2014. The captain's dinner will be held on Friday April 18th, 2014 at HighTides Restaurant. Come out and enjoy the good times, fishing, and prizes we have to offer! If you have any questions, please contact 804-224-7255. An application is provided on this news page by clicking on the icon to the right of this paragraph, or by stopping by the firehouse located at 312 Colonial Ave. Colonial Beach VA 22443

 
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.


 
CBVFD 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile Kids Fun Run
Saturday, August 24, 2013 09:00
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The Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be holding it's 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile Kids Fun Run on the day of August 24th, 2013 at 9:00 am in the town of Colonial Beach Virginia. This event supports the 100% volunteer firefighters that serve your community. Doing a 5k is a great way to get active and get some exercise, whether you are a runner or a walker this race is great for all levels of fitness. Come out and run with your local volunteer firefighters. To download the registration form either click the link below that says "Registration" or go to the downloads page of the website and click the one that says "CBVFD 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk and 1 mile Kids Fun Run". See you at the finish line!  


 
Registration
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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62ND Annual Potomac River Festival Fire and Rescue Parade was a success!
Saturday, June 8, 2013 13:00
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On the afternoon of June 8, 2013 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department successfully hosted the 62ND Annual Potomac River Festival Fire and Rescue Parade. Although the parade is usually conducted on Friday night at 19:00, this year's parade was moved to Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather. CBVFD would like to thank all Fire and Rescue Department's involved, and all members that made this possible. We hope to see all person's and more next year!.


 
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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.


 
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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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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
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Controlled Burn
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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
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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.

 
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