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8-10-14 Possible Structure Fire PDF  | Print |

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At 2:11 PM, Read Mountain and Troutville crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire at the Shell gas station along Cloverdale Rd. Dispatch advised that the caller reported a heavy smell of smoke inside the structure. With a delayed response from the initial companies, Company 1 was added to the run. Wagon 1 (w/3) responded and arrived as the third due piece. First arriving crews determined the source of the smoke to be a burnt breaker box. With no extension found, crews returned to service shortly after. Departments and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1), Read Mountain (Engine 12), Troutville (Engine 2), Botetourt County Fire & EMS (EMS 7, Medic 752), and Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7).

 
10-3-14 Air 1 Called to Arcadia PDF  | Print |

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The air truck was requested for a working structure in the Arcadia area of the County, in Buchanan's first due. Crews arrived to find a residential structure fully involved. Crews from Botetourt County and Rockbridge County battled the blaze.

 
7-10-14 Archway Road Cut Job PDF  | Print |

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At approximately 8:25 PM, Company 1, Rescue 1, and Medic 752 were dispatched for a two vehicle motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Archway Road and Zimmerman Road. With a crew already in house, Wagon 1 (with 4) and Rescue 152 responded and arrived to find two vehicles in a t-bone like collision, blocking both lanes of Archway and the entrance to Zimmerman. Command was established by Captain 1, and initial crews quickly realized that the driver of one of the vehicles was entrapped. Not long after the Wagon crew stabilized the vehicle, Squad 1 and Utility 1 arrived to assist with the door pop. Additional personnel on scene assisted with EMS efforts to rapidly extricate two patients. After the extrication was complete and EMS had transported a total of three patients, fire crews remained on scene to assist with traffic, until the vehicles could be removed from the roadway.

Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, Utility 1, 152, 153), Botetourt County (EMS 7, Medic 752), and the Virginia State Police.

 
9-3-13 Blue Ridge Boulevard MVC PDF  | Print |

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The day after the MVC near Food Lion, Company 1, Rescue 1, and Medic 752 were dispatched for a two vehicle accident with multiple injuries near 3750 Blue Ridge Blvd at 7:15 PM. Blue Ridge Rescue units were first to arrive, finding heavy damage to the vehicles and injuries at the intersection of Webster Rd and Blue Ridge Blvd near Smith's Store. EMS units began patient triage and care, while Wagon 1 and Squad 1 blocked one lane in both the east and west directions. Fire crews checked for hazards, and handled a moderate oil spill. Once the patients were taken to the ER, Company 1 units remained on scene until the wrecker removed the vehicles from the median. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, 152, 153), Botetourt County (Medic 752), and the Virginia State Police.

 
9-2-13 Blue Ridge Boulevard MVC PDF  | Print |

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At 1:49 PM, Company 1, Rescue 1, and Medic 12-7 were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with three cars involved, with no apparent injuries, at the intersection of Route 460 and Laymantown Road. Medic 12-7 and Chief 1 were first to arrive and advised the same. Wagon 1 (with 4) was next to arrive, and began traffic control, shutting down the Laymantown Road turn lanes, and one westbound lane. With no patient transports and the vehicles removed from the roadway after the wrecker arrived, Command placed all units back in service. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, 150, 152), Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7), Botetourt County Sheriff's Office, and the Virginia State Police.

 
8-12-13 Buchanan Car Fire Turned Structure Fire PDF  | Print |

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8-12-13 Air 1 in Buchanan

After a change in dispatch protocols in early August, Air 1 was dispatched to its first call, a working structure fire at the Citgo just off Interstate 81 Exit 162. The call originally came in as a vehicle fire and was upgraded to a possible structure fire after the caller advised the vehicle was underneath the building's awning. The first arriving Buchanan firefighter advised that the vehicle and building was on fire and triggered the working fire upgrade, adding Company 1 to the run. Air 1 responded with a full crew of four, but a can handle was made by Command (Chief 3) before the air truck's arrival. Air 1 arrived to assist in clean up and topped off all bottles used. Crews returned back to service after an hour.

Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Air 1), Troutville (Engine 2, Wagon 2, Squad 2), Buchanan (Engine 3, Utility 3), Fincastle (Wagon 4, Tanker 4), Botetourt County Emergency Services (EMS 7, Medic 753, Medic 754), and the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office.

 
8-11-13 Archway Road MVC PDF  | Print |

8-11-13 MVC with rollover

Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), Squad 2 (Troutville's Heavy Rescue), and Medic 752 (Troutville Career Rescue) were dispatched to a reported MVC with entrapment in the 1800 block of Archway Road, near the s-curves on the top of Porter Mountain. Wagon 1 was first to arrive and found one vehicle upright, with heavy damage. The occupant in the vehicle was also able to walk away without needing to be transported by EMS, thus returning Squad 2 and EMS to service. Crews remained on scene for a short while longer. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, Rescue 152), Troutville (Squad 2), Botetourt County Emergency Services (Medic 752).

 
6-27-13 Cut Job on the Boulevard PDF  | Print |

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June proved to be a busy month involving vehicle extrication with multiple wrecks on the Blue Ridge stretch of Route 460 occurring throughout the month and vehicle extrication being the training topic of the month. On June 27th, Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), and Medic 12-7 (Career Rescue) were dispatched to a reported two vehicle wreck with one entrapment. Medic 12-7 was first to arrived and confirmed the same, with only one injury. Wagon 1 (with 3) and Squad 1 (with 2) arrived shortly after and began the extrication process, which completely shut down westbound 460. Crews from Read Mountain, Troutville, and Botetourt County arrived next and assisted with extrication and stabilization. The entire driver's side wing was removed to provide ample access for EMS to remove the patient via backboard. Once the patient was transported to the local trauma center, fire crews began cleanup and reopened 460 before returning to service.

Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, Brush 1, Utility 1), Read Mountain (Engine 12), Troutville (Squad 2), Botetourt County Emergency Services (Engine 7, EMS 7), Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7), and Virginia State Police.

 
6-15-13 Blue Ridge Boulevard MVC PDF  | Print |

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6-16-13 Wagon and VSP On Scene

On the same day as the rollover call, Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), Rescue 12 (Read Mountain Rescue), and Medic 752 (Troutville Career Rescue) were dispatched to another MVC on the Boulevard, this time near the Jeters Farm entrance in Coyner Springs. Wagon 1 (with 4) arrived to find a two vehicle collision with minor injuries. Two patients were taken to the hospital by EMS, while Company 1 returned to service after the roadway was cleared. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1), Read Mountain (Rescue 12-2), Botetourt County Emergency Services (EMS 7, Medic 752), and Virginia State Police.

 
6-15-13 Blue Ridge Boulevard MVA PDF  | Print |

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On June 15th, the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for an MVA with rollover on Blue Ridge Boulevard. Wagon 1 arrived on scene and found one vehicle had rollover and landed on top of a piece of guardrail near Smith's Store. Wagon 1's crew shutdown one eastbound lane of Route 460, while EMS crews checked on the occupants. Company 1 returned to service after the vehicle was removed from the roadway.

 
1-7-13 Oriskany House Fire PDF  | Print |

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Company 5, Rescue 5 (Eagle Rock Fire & Rescue), Company 4, Rescue 4 (Fincastle Fire & Rescue), Craig County Company 4 (New Castle Fire), Company 1 for Air 1 (Blue Ridge Fire), and Medic 754 (Career Rescue) were dispatched at 1:07 AM for a reported working house fire near the intersection with Craig Creek Road and News Road in Oriskany. Dispatch advised that the structure was supposedly abandoned and flames were visible. Car 75 was first on scene and confirmed a working fire with the building fully engulfed and fire spreading into nearby brush. Air 1 (with 4) responded and arrived as Command advised a can handle. The Blue Ridge crew assisted with the defensive fire attack and pulling siding off of the structure. Due to the remote location and long response time, the structure was a complete loss. Air 1 cleared after two hours of work and packing hose back onto Truck 5. The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Air 1), Fincastle (Tanker 4, Rescue 457), Eagle Rock (Engine 5, Truck 5, Tanker 5, Car 75), New Castle (Unit 41, Unit 43), and Botetourt County Emergency Services (County 1, Division Chief 1, Medic 754).

 
1-6-13 Blue Ridge Boulevard MVC PDF  | Print |

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Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), and Medic 12-7 (Career Rescue) were dispatched to Blue Ridge Blvd in front of the Blue Ridge Minute Mart for a reported MVC with injury at 4:48 PM. Wagon 1 (with 4) arrived first and found two vehicles involved in a rear end collision, blocking one eastbound lane. Captain 1 established Command, while the rest of the Wagon crew took initial patient care and checked for hazards. Squad 1 (with 2) arrived shortly after and set up traffic control. With no transports needed, 12-7 returned to service, while Company 1 remained on scene until a wrecker arrived and removed one vehicle from the roadway. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1), Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7), and the Virginia State Police.

 
12-13-12 Ivory Creek Lane House Fire PDF  | Print |

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Around 10:30 AM, Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), Company 12, Rescue 12 (Read Mountain Fire & Rescue), and Medic 12-7 (Career Rescue) were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire on Ivory Creek Lane with pets trapped inside the structure. Medic 12-7 was first to arrive and reported fire showing from the Charlie-Delta corner of the two-story wood frame structure. Wagon 1 arrived shortly after and began initial fire attack and search, while Chief 1 established Ivory Creek Command. Additional resources were requested from Company 2 (Troutville) and Bedford County Company 9 (Montvale Fire). After the fire was contained and loss stopped, units moved into the overhaul phase and remained on scene for a few more hours. The cause of the fire has been ruled as electrical. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Engine 1, Wagon 1, Air 1, 150), Read Mountain (Engine 12), Troutville (Engine 2), Montvale (Tanker 9), Botetourt County Emergency Services (County 1, Division Chief 1, Division Chief 2, EMS 7, Wagon 7, Tanker 7, Medic 752), and Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7).

 
12-12-12 Blue Ridge Blvd MVA PDF  | Print |

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At 2:56 PM, Company 1, Rescue 1 (Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue), and Medic 12-7 (Career Rescue) were dispatched for reports of a logging truck rollover on Blue Ridge Boulevard in the median near the intersection with Heritage Drive. Company 2 (Troutville Fire) was added to the run shortly afterward for Squad 2. Medic 12-7 was first to arrive and advised two lanes of 460 would be blocked due to the wreckage. Wagon 1 arrived next and took Command and went to work stabilzing the tractor, contained oil and diesel leaking from the tractor, and setup traffic control. Crews would remain on scene for hours due to the delay in removing the logs from the roadway. Companies and units operating: Blue Ridge (Wagon 1, Squad 1, Utility 1), Troutville (Squad 2), Botetourt County Emergency Services (Wagon 7), Roanoke County Fire & Rescue (Medic 12-7), and Virginia State Police.

 
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