On Wednesday October 11, 2017 members from Bedington VFD performed some interactive fire prevention education and first aid training for the Cub Scouts of Pack 16 at the Marlowe Ruritan Club.
At 1441 hrs units from Bedington VFD, Hedgesville VFD and Berkeley County EMS were alerted for a Structure Fire on Keepsake Dr in Falling Waters. Units arrived to find residential structure with fire in the basement and extension to the first floor. Resources from Washington County Co #2 (Williamsport VFD) were requested. Crews deployed 1.75 attack lines to the basement and first floors to extinguish the fire. Units operated on scene for just over 2 hours. Chief 40 had command.
At 1047 hrs units from Bedington VFD, Hedgesville VFD and Berkeley County EMS were alerted for a Structure Fire on Triple Oak Dr in Falling Waters. Units arrived to find smoke showing. Fire was found in the crawl space under the house. Units operated on scene for 2 hours. Chief 40 had command.
Bedington VFD placed in service a 2017 Ford F250 utility vehicle. The new utility will be designated Utility 40.
At 1248 hrs units from Bedington VFD and Hedgesville VFD were alerted for a detached garage on fire on Kitchens Orchard Rd in Falling Waters. Units arrived to find a fully involved garage with extension to the dwelling and 2 additional outbuildings. Additional resources from Washington County (Williamsport Co #2) and WVANG were requested. Units operated on scene for 2.5 hours. Asst Chief 40 had command.
Manchin, Capito Announce FEMA Firefighter Grants for July
Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced $4,252,133 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in nine West Virginia counties. The grants — awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program — will help local departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel.
“I am very grateful to our brave firefighters and all of our first responders for the tremendous work they are doing every day to keep West Virginia communities safe,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will provide volunteer fire departments with the resources and equipment they need to properly respond to emergencies. I know that these brave men and women will continue to protect West Virginians with the help of this funding for new equipment and technology.”
“Firefighters and emergency responders are often the first on the scene of an emergency, and they rely on their equipment to perform rescues,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will enable fire departments throughout the state to purchase essential new equipment and technology, and help recruit additional emergency responders to keep communities safe.”
AFG awards are listed below: