James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department
 

WELCOME TO THE JAMES CITY BRUTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, November 23, 2011  Welcome to the official website of the James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department!  We are proud to showcase the hard work that our members put in 24/7.  Use the links at left to navigate through the site.  If you have any questions or concerns, our contact information is listed in the "Contact Us" page.  Thank you and stay safe!

   


 

UNITS RESPOND TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Saturday, July 19, 2014 1445 hours Units from JCBVFD and the JCCFD responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon at in the area of Anderson's Corner. After arriving, units found a two vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a tow truck, with the rider of the motorcycle trapped under the tow truck. Units worked to free the rider of the motorcycle who was trapped under the tow truck, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. James City County Police are investigating the accident.




Units on Scene,

E11, M11, SQ1, EMS-2, C102, U107, EMS-111




   


 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AWARDS CONTRACT FOR STATION CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Another milestone in the Toano Fire Station project was hit Tuesday night, as the James City County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the contract for the construction of the new James City - Bruton Volunteer Fire Department to A.R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc.  The total contract was in the amount of $5.6 million.  Construction is expected to begin later this month, or in early July.  Please check back soon, for further updates during the construction process!


     


 

FOURTH FIRST-DUE FIRE IN 24 HOURS 300 BLK. MAXTON LANE

Friday, December 27, 2013 0925 hours After a busy Thursday night, JCBVFD was alerted to the 300 block of Maxton Lane for a another structure fire Friday morning.  While units were enroute, JCBVFD Chief 103 reported a large column of smoke from Richmond Road, and called a working fire.  A JCCPD unit arrived first on the scene, and reported a single-family residence with the back of the home being fully involved.  JCBVFD Engine 1 arrived, and encountered heavy smoke coming from the rear.  Engine 1 personnel deployed a 2 1/2" handline to the rear of the structure, and began a defensive attack.  After initial knockdown, crews made entry to conduct primary searches, but were met with increasing heat conditions, and additional fire spread, which was aided by the balloon-frame construction.  York Tanker 3 arrived on the scene, and was able to establish a water supply from a distant hydrant.  After being forced out of the residence by increasing heat conditions, search crews were finally able to re-enter after additional knockdown and complete the searches.  A single victim was found inside of the residence, who was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The fire was declared under control by command at 1108 hours.  JCBVFD Chief 103 (Stone) held the command.


Units Operating On Scene:


JCBVFD Engine 1, Engine 11, Squad 1, Medic 11, Chief 102, Chief 103, JCCFD Rescue 31, Chief 1, Chief 2, Chief 3, Battalion 311, Training 1, Fire Marshal 2, EMS 2, York County Engine 5, Tanker 3


Link to Virginia Gazette and WYDaily Story Here:


www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-100yearold-house-in-croaker-damaged-in-morning-fire-20131227,0,5028691.story


wydaily.com/2013/12/27/fire-destroys-100-year-old-house-in-croaker-area/


     



 

JCBVFD RESPONDS TO THREE FIRST-DUE FIRES IN 12 HOURS

Thursday, December 26, 2013  Crews at JCBVFD were kept busy  Thursday evening with multiple reported structure fires in the first-due.


1739 hours (10000 blk. Sycamore Landing Road)- JCBVFD Engine 1, Engine 11, Medic 11, and Chief 102 were alerted to the 10000 block of Sycamore Landing Road for a reported chimney fire.  Engine 1 arrived on the scene to find a split-level residence with nothing showing from the exterior.  The interior of the residence and chimney were checked with no active fire found.  After investigation, it was determined that a small amount of burning debris had blown out of the top of the chimney, causing a burning smell inside of the residence.  All units cleared the scene at 1800 hours.


1935 hours (300 blk. Stonehouse Road)- JCBVFD Engine 1, Engine 11, Medic 11, Chief 102, JCCFD Rescue 31 and York County Tanker 3 were dispatched to the 300 block of Stonehouse Road in Woodland Farms for a possible structure fire.  Chief 102 arrived on the scene, and reported a single-family residence with smoke showing from the exterior.  A handline was deployed into the basement of the residence, where a fire was found underneath a first-floor fireplace.  The fire was quickly controlled, and light overhaul was performed.  JCCFD Fire Marshal 2 arrived on the scene to perform an investigation.  All units cleared the scene at 2101 hours.  JCBVFD Chief 102 (Apperson) held command.


2216 hours (1 blk. Hilltop Court)- Shortly after clearing from Stonehouse Road, JCBVFD crews were alerted again for a reported structure fire in the 1 block of Hilltop Court.  Engine 1, Engine 11, Medic 11, Chief 102, JCCFD Rescue 31 and York County Tanker 3 responded.  Initial arriving units found a two-story residence with nothing showing from the exterior.  The residents reported sparks coming from an HVAC unit from a possible electrical short.  Crews investigated, and found no extension or hazards into the residence, but there was some residual dry-chem powder from a home extinguisher that the resident had used on the HVAC unit.  The residence was ventilated and all units returned to service at 2251 hours.  JCBVFD Chief 102 (Apperson) held command.





   


 

FIREFIGHTER I&II STUDENTS TRAIN IN MOBILE BURN TRAILER

Saturday, December 14, 2013  After nearly six months of classroom and practical training, Firefighter I &II students from JCBVFD, New Kent County, West Point, and King and Queen County were able to put their practice to work under live-fire conditions.  The JCBVFD Training Division secured VDFP's state-of-the-art Live Fire Burn Trailer at the Toano Fire Station Saturday, allowing the recruits to undergo several evolutions including hose advancement, search and rescue, and ventilation.  The Mobile Burn Trailer allows the students to encounter all of the same conditions that they would experience in a structure fire, but with many additional safety features built-in.  Five squads of recruits were lead over the weekend by instructors from the JCBVFD, JCCFD, City of Williamsburg, and VDFP during the live burns.  The recruit class of volunteer firefighters now moves on the state certification testing, and will graduate from the recruit program in February after completing additional training in Hazardous Materials and Emergency Vehicle Operations.


Special thanks to Captain TD Smith and Doreen McAndrews for putting on another successful recruit class.


Links to Virginia Gazette and WYDaily stories here:


www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-james-citybruton-volunteer-fire-trainees-practice-with-live-fire-20131214,0,5054516.story


wydaily.com/2013/12/16/james-city-bruton-volunteer-firefighter-trainees-tackle-states-burn-building/


   


 

SQUAD 1 COMPLETES EXTRICATION NEAR COUNTY LINE

Friday, December 13, 2013 0610 hours Early Friday morning, Engine 1, Squad 1, Medic 11, and JCCFD EMS 2 were alerted to Route 60 in Lanexa near the New Kent County line for a reported vehicle accident.  JCBVFD units arrived on scene approximately one mile into James City County to find a vehicle pinned underneath a skid-steer tractor.  There were multiple patients on the scene, with one being trapped in the vehicle.  Squad 1 personnel extricated the trapped patient, while New Kent Fire-Rescue transported the additional patients to the Medical College of Virginia.  JCBVFD Engine 11 secured a landing zone at Merry Oaks, from which LifeEvac transported the additional patient to Riverside Regional Medical Center.  All units cleared the scene at 0727 hours.


   


 

FALL FISH FRY THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, October 10, 2013  The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department and James City Volunteer Rescue Squad will host the Fall 2013 Fish Fry on Saturday, October 12, at Station 1 in Toano at the corner of Forge and Richmond Roads.  Serving lines will open at 3:00 PM and remain open through 7:00 PM.  Items will include fried flounder, cole slaw, hush puppies, baked beans, tea and soft drinks as well as various baked goods.  The cost for plates is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12 years.  Be sure to stop by to enjoy great food, fellowship and information booths from various vendors and sponsors.  James City-Bruton T-Shirts will also be available for purchase! Note: Parking for the event is free, and will be located at the Farmer's Market across the street from JCBVFD as well as in the field on Forge Road just past the entrance to the station.


   


 

NEW STATION DESIGN REVEALED AT PUBLIC MEETING

JCBVFD NEW STATION DESIGN

Wednesday, August 7, 2013  The overall design concept for the new fire station to house the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was unveiled to the public this evening.  The plan for the new station includes two floors, increased living and functional space, and the capacity to sleep 30 volunteer firefighters and EMTs.  The new station will also include facilities for three volunteer firefighter/EMTs to live in the station full-time while serving as a volunteer.  Currently, construction of the new station is anticipated to begin in early Spring of 2014, and is expected to take approximately 16 months.  Guernsey-Tingle Architects provided the flyover video showing the overall site layout.





The new layout also includes increased public parking areas, with access to public restrooms and meeting areas.  Check back in the near future for floor plans and further details!








   


 

PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW TO SHOWCASE STATION DESIGN

Tuesday, August 6, 2013  The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department will host a public meeting to showcase and discuss the design plans for the new, $6.3 million fire station slated to replace the existing building.  Construction of the new station is expected to begin in 2014, and will feature some of the most up to date technologies and training features.  All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting at 7:00 PM at Fire Station 1 at 3135 Forge Road in Toano.


   


 
 
 

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