Friday, July 30, 2010

Richmond Fire Customer Academy

Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services will be hosting a Fall Customer Academy beginning on September 16, 2010. This is a free ten week academy for residents of the city, employees of the city and family members of Fire Department personnel. The academy will meet every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on November 18, 2010. Space is limited so registration forms must be received by September 7, 2010.  For more information visit

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Early Morning Accident Sends One to The Hospital

At 0816 hours, a citizen walked up to station 5 alerting them of an accident one block from the station with a woman trapped. Quint 5 responded to Leigh St @ Belviedere St and found a 2-car accident with one person still in the car. Quint 5 quickly “popped” the driver’s door and placed all other units back in service. Richmond Ambulance and Quint 5 packaged the patient. Units cleared shortly after 0900 hours.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Early Morning HazMat Incident in Richmond

At 0545 on July 13th, 2010, Richmond Fire units were dispatched to the city’s Wastewater Treatment facility where an employee complained of a hazardous materials release. Engine 13, Engine 6, Rescue 3, HazMat 3, Safety 2, and Battalion Chiefs 1 and 2 responded to the incident. Rescue 3 and HazMat 3 arrived on-scene to find the complainant who informed the units of a Sulfur Dioxide leak. The RFD's HazMat team began the process of medical monitoring and information gathering as units from the Henrico HatMat team were added to the call. Shortly after 0700, Richmond's HazMat team made entry into the area and discovered four railcars and several one-ton cylinders in the area were the leak was reported. The entry team shut off a valve leading to the leak as other members continued to monitor the area. The facility was reopened and all units cleared shortly before noon.