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PUBLIC EDUCATION 10/28/2019

On Monday October 28th, 2019 the Locust Grove Elementary school had us come out to support Fire Prevention Month with the students. Members showed the students the fire trucks and also a demonstration of a Firefighter in full gear. 


Thank you Locust Grove Elementary Students for having us!!!!









Photo Provided by Chief 21

AUTO ACCIDENT 10/27/2019

At approximately 1535 Hours on October 27th, 2019 the tones were activated for an Auto Accident in the area of Cockrill Farms on RT522. Chief 21 arrived on scene to report a single vehicle with a travel trailer off the side of the roadway with extensive damage to both vehicle and trailer. One lane of RT522 was shut down for the removal of the vehicle and cleanup procedures. 


Photos Provided by Chief 21 and A&M Towing 

Fire Safety Website

The members of the Mine Run Fire Department would like to send out a HUGE thanks to Jaden from Wyoming for submitting this website for us to share on our Links page. Jaden worked on a Fire Prevention project that lead him to our website. Within his project he asked his teacher to send us a thank you, but in return, we thank you for helping spread the word on Fire Prevention. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JADEN. 

Thank You WILLIAMS for the Donation

A huge Thank You to Williams for their generous donation. The donation was in regards to the Williams Homegrown Giving Program that allows employees of Williams who are actively involved as Volunteers of an organization to request funding.  


We show a Special thanks to our very own Lt. Gerald "Conway" Wolfrey for his dedicated service to the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department. When not working for Williams or on an emergency scene, Conway is always working on something to better the service that is provided to the community and the members of this organization. He is always willing to assist in ANYTHING that is needed. We wouldn't be successful without members like Conway. 

BINGO!!!! It's back in operation.

Bingo is back!  Starting October 4th, the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting bingo on the 1st and 3rd Fridays.  Doors open at 5pm, Early Birds are at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7pm. A regular admission pack is $20 and includes 19 games. Paper for an additional 5 games is sold separately for $1 each, including the jackpot. Food will be available for sale. Come see old friends, make new ones and help us raise money for the Fire Company. For more information or questions, please contact the Fire Company Chief at 703-859-3483.


2019 Gun Raffle Tickets are now AVAILABLE!

Mine Run Fire Gun Raffle Tickets on Sale

Each ticket has 30 chances to win. Based upon the Virginia Night Pick 3 for the entire month of November, if your ticket matches the 3 numbers drawn you win that day’s gun. If your number is drawn twice in November, you win 2 guns. Tickets are $20 each and guns must be picked up by the end of December. All profits benefit the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department. For tickets contact the company Chief 703-859-3483.

BRUSH FIRE 07/30/2019

At approximately 1745 on July 30th, 2019 the tones were activated for an Outside Fire in the area of the 28800 Block of Horseshoe Road cross street Raccoon Ford Road. Dispatch alerted responding units that it was a large fire in a field with potential farm equipment involved. Chief 21 arrived on scene first with reports of substantial fire conditions in a lower field with limited access. Chief 21 gained access to the lower fields with assistance from the homeowner and reported a large hay field fire with 1 piece of equipment involved. Chief 21 assumed command and acted quickly to request additional units to respond with Tankers and Brush Trucks. Brush 21 and Support 21 were the 1st arriving suppression pieces and placed an aggressive attack on the progressing fire and extinguished before reaching adjoined fields. Thanks to all companies and personnel that came out to assist. Command terminated just before 2000. 


Tanker 21 Refurbish is coming along with the crews replacing the Rear Dump Valves. 

BURN LAW IN EFFECT FROM FEB. 15TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH 2019

If you plan to have any open fires after the hours of 4pm, please call


Orange County Dispatch at 540-672-1234 to report it. 


If the FIRE is out of your CONTROL, call 911!!!

Controlled Burn


July 2018


Station 21 units were assisting with a controlled burn.


Photos provided by Joseph Tate.

Auto vs. Semi Accident


May 25th, 2018


Station 21 units were dispatched to the area of Constitution Highway and Mine Run Road for an overturned Semi of the road way with possibly injuries and other vehicles on scene at approx. 0640 hours. Medic 21 arrived on scene to report that there was 1 semi overturned and 1 small car involved. No major injuries occurred. Medic 21 and Support 21 stayed on scene about 6 hours to assist in the removal of the truck from the road way by heavy wreckers


Photos provided by Joseph Tate.

Busy Day of Vehicle Fires


May 20th, 2018



Station 21 units were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the area of RT20 and Autumn Lane at approx. 0230 hours. Units arrived to find a single pickup truck fully involved. 



Station 21 units were dispatched to a 2nd vehicle fire for the day in the area of RT522 and Post Oak Lane at approx. 1530 hours. Thanks to the Mineral VFD Brush-2 for spotting the incident and assisting to contain the fire.


Photos provided by Brandon Kidwell




Member Training- Basic Pump Operations


May 10th, 2018



Members met to go over general pump operations along with flowing some water. Thanks to Orange County Fire and EMS for joining us and bringing Engine 21 to the training. 


Photo(s) provided by Brandon Kidwell

 

Engine 21 returning to Station 21-A after Basic Pump Operation Training May 10th, 2018 

Brush Fire 


May 1st, 2018


Members assisted to extinguish a brush fire in the area of Germanna Highway and Somerset Ridge Road along with several other departments from the county.



Photo provided by Ashlee Middleton 


Members meet up at the firehouse to clean hoses and apparatus after a busy week of running calls around the county. Pictured here is Brook Altman and Doug Wilson.


Photo provided by Brandon Kidwell

Structure Fire off Tower Road

 

March 15th, 2018



On the evening of March 15th, 2018 the career personnel at Station 21-A were alerted by a citizen at the station door of a possible structure fire in the vicinity of Independence Road and Tower Road. The career personnel quickly reacted to the alert and assessed the situation to discover an active fire in a single family home that was under construction. The career staff did an excellent job to request additional units from the county immediately and filled the assignment. Engine 21 was 1st on scene with significant fire conditions on the rear of the home. The fire was knocked down quickly with the assistance of volunteers and career personnel from Orange County and Spotsylvania County. Crews were on scene for numerous hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. 




Photo provided by Brandon Kidwell
New Substation on Constitution Hwy to reduce response times.
In a joint effort to provide quicker response time in our call area, We the Mine Run VFD and Orange County Fire and EMS is housing Engine 21 in their extra bay. We feel that this will quicken response times to get a unit to your emergency quicker. The substation is located on rt 20 near Edward's Store.

www.EverydayHeroVa.org   Be a Orange County Volunteer  (540)672-7044 

THE NEW WAGON 21 HAS ARRIVED!!!  READY FOR SERVICE!!

Please be aware of our public safety workers we're here to help you.

Fire Department Recruitment Event at the Orange County Fair

 Engine 21 was on display for public viewing and recruitment information, Firefighter Alex Campbell, in full gear,   shows equipment needed to fight fire safely.  Those that have the time to volunteer can call the office of the Orange County Fire and EMS at 540.672.7044 for more information about the departments and contact information. Application to be a Mine Run Firefighter can be found on this site under our membership page.

MRFD Members Area

2019 Call Stats


Jan.   28


Feb.   23


Mar.   24


Apr.   31


May.   28


Jun.   33


Jul.    33


Aug.  32


Sep.  34


Oct.   


Nov.   


Dec.   



Total   Calls   265

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