Gun Raffle
Sunday, March 16, 2014 
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Company 5 is proud to partner with Lynchburg Arms again for another gun raffle. First prize is a Bushmaster MOE M4 AR 15 556/223, Second Prize is a Kimber Solo SS 9mm. Tickets are $5 apiece and can be purchased from any firefighter. Drawing will be on May 3rd at the firehouse but you do not need to be present to win. Good luck and thank you for your support.


 
Dreary Conditions Bring 4 Runs for Company 5
Saturday, March 29, 2014 
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Rainy and foggy conditions covered the Forest area for most of the day. The first run started at 0748 for a 2 Car MVC at Forest Road and Cottontown Road. Engine 5 & Rescue 5 controlled the scene, Medic 14-5 transported one patient to LGH and Medic 5-4 obtained a refusal. Second call was assisting Medic 14-5 with an EMS Call on Hooper Woods Drive at 1121. The third run of the day was at 1632 to respond to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest for a fire alarm. Engine 5 arrived and encountered a smoke condition in the basement caused by a malfunctioning chimney. Units extinguished the fire in the fire box and ventilated the structure for the staff. While on this call we were assigned along with Medic 14-5 to the 19000 block of Forest Road for a 2 car MVC. Wagon 5 cleared the first call and handled this along with Rescue 5. Units secured the scene and controlled hazards while 14-5 obtained 2 patient refusals. The busy year continues for Company 5.

 
Forest Road & Cottontown MVC
   Forest Road & Cottontown MVC
Poplar Forest
   Poplar Forest
Forest Fire Old Cifax Road
Saturday, March 22, 2014 13:00
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Members staffing the station received a still alarm for heavy smoke in the area of Perrowville Road and Coffee Road and responded in Brush 5. Brush 5 requested additional resources from Company 5 while responding and arrived on Old Cifax Road to find a large uncontrolled fire in the woods with 2 structures endangered. B5 immediately split its crew and started structural protection and performing recon on the right flank. Brush 5A and Utility 5 arrived and started to perform recon on the left flank. A walk-around was performed and it was determined that we had a 20-25 acre fire and additional companies were called. Crews worked for over 3.5 hours to get a hand-line around the fire to contain it. Units mopped up the fire and turned over to DOF units to monitor overnight. Units operating B5, B5A, T5, U5, E5, C5, B1, U2, B3, Attack 12, C1, C10-Gator 14, Medic 14-5, Medic 2-3, Trooper 1, DOF

 
Command Post
   Command Post
Engine 5 providing structural protection
   Engine 5 providing structural protection
Electrical Fire at Kroger
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 20:46
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Company 5, Company 12 (Second Due and RIT), Medic 14-5, Squad 5, County 10 were assigned to Kroger for an electrical fire. Chief 5 added Ladder 1 due to the commercial building and arrived to find the building being evacuated and a moderate smoke condition in the meat department. Engine 5 arrived and along with Medic 14-5 investigated on the interior and quickly determined a motor in a cooler unit had burnt up and assisted Maintenance staff with controlling utilities. Wagon 5 arrived and stood fast at the FDC. Rescue 5 and Engine 12-1 performed primary and secondary searches both of which were negative. Ladder 1 arrived and laddered the roof finding no extension. Rescue 12-3 was RIT. Units ventilated the structure and turned scene over to maintenance staff. Units operating E5, W5, R5, C5, E12-1, E12-3, C12, L1, County 10, County 1601, Medic 14-5, Medic 5-4, Medic 5-7, Crash 5

 
   
   
Matthew Talbot Road Brush Fire
Monday, March 10, 2014 15:23
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Company 5 was assigned to Matthew Talbot Road for a brush fire. 529 (FF B. Russell) arrived to find a 3-4 acre brush fire with one structure endangered and added second due, Company 1. Brush 5 arrived and quickly protected the exposure while Tanker 5 established water supply. Company 12 (Brookville) was also added for manpower due to extensive overhaul. Units operated Brush 5, Brush 5A, Tanker 5, Medic 14-5, Brush 1 and Attack 12.

 
Photo courtesy of BTVFD
   Photo courtesy of BTVFD
Photo courtesy of BTVFD
   Photo courtesy of BTVFD
Barn Fire-Trents Ferry Road
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 08:05
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Company 3 (Boonsboro), Company 2 (Big Island), Company 5 (RIT), Medic 14-5, County 10 were assigned to Trents Ferry Road for a barn on fire, fully involved. Chief 5 (Coleman) arrived and established command with a 100x50 barn fully involved. Command declared this a defensive operation. Wagon 3 arrived and initiated attack along with Medic 14-5. Rescue 5 and Rescue 3 arrived and assisted with fire attack and overhaul (removing tin from roof). Tanker 2, Tanker 3 and Tanker 5 established water supply. The fire was brought under control quickly with 3 lines in operation. Units cleared after overhaul was complete. Company 5 also responded to a MVC in the first due and a Structure Fire in Company 2 first due that was handled by the first due company. Units operating on Trents Ferry Road C5, W3, R5, R3, T5, T3, T2, U2, County 1, County 10, Medic 14-5

 
   
   
Small Electrical Fire at TEVA
   
Monday, March 3, 2014 17:21
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Company 5 was assigned to TEVA for a Commercial Fire Alarm. Chief 5 arrived to find a 300x200 commercial structure with nothing showing. Engine 5 arrived and investigated on the interior to find a haze in the building and a burning electrical smell. Maintenance Staff advised a power surge caused a transfer switch to malfunction. Wagon 5 stood fast at the hydrant and Rescue 5 assisted Engine 5 on the interior. Units found that the surge caused an air compressor to burn up and found no extension. Structure was ventilated and all units returned. Units operating Engine 5, Wagon 5, Rescue 5 and Command 5.

 
Brunswick Stew
Thursday, February 27, 2014 
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Due to the overwhelming demand at our February Stew, the Ladies Auxiliary has decided to hold another on March 15th from 12-2. Stew will be $8 a quart. There are a few changes with this one, presales are due to 4344441117 no later then March 6th. No presales will be taken after the 6th. Also there will be no early pickups, stew will be ready and will start to be sold at 12. Please come out and support your local department!

 
2nd Due Shed Fire Kirkley Place
Thursday, January 30, 2014 
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Company 5's second run of 4 for the day was a shed fire on Kirkley Place in Brookville-Timberlake's first due. Engine 5 (with 6) was training on ice operations and arrived to find one outbuilding fully involved with 3 exposures being threatened. Captain Byrd established command and Engine 5's nozzleman and backup stretched a line as Attack Group 1. Engine 12-1 arrived and pulled a second line from Engine 5 to assist. Fire was brought under control within 7 minutes. Rescue 5 arrived and assisted with overhaul. Units operating Engine 5, Engine 12-1, Command 5, Rescue 5, Campbell County Fire Marshal 1


 
Firefighter Staton pumping his first fire
   Firefighter Staton pumping his first
      fire
Photo courtesy of Mike Durham
   Photo courtesy of Mike Durham
Brunswick Stew
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 
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Calling all stew lovers! Back by popular demand is our Brunswick Stew on February 15th. Last time we sold out in 2 hours. Stew is $8 a quart and you can preorder by calling 4344441117 and leave a message. Get yours in advance before it's gone and support your local fire department


 
Chimney Fire Independence Drive
   
Sunday, January 19, 2014 
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Company 5, Brookville-Timberlake (Second Due & RIT), Medic 14-5, Squad 5, County 10 were assigned to 107 Independence Drive for a Chimney Fire. Chief 5 (Coleman) arrived to find a 3 story brick veneer residential structure with smoke showing from the chimney. Engine 5 arrived and assumed Division 1, laddered the structure and stretched a line on the exterior. Rescue 5 arrived and split its crew for Roof and assisting Medic 14-5 as the basement division. Wagon 5 staged at the hydrant and Brookville Timberlake units staged on Independence Drive. Fire was extinguished and wood stove was removed to check for extension. Homeowner was advised to have chimney thoroughly cleaned before the next fire. Units operating Engine 5, Rescue 5, Wagon 5, Command 5, Engine 12-1, Ladder 12-2, Chief 12,  Medic 14-5, Squad 5, County 10.


 
Possible Structure Fire Prophet Road
   
Thursday, January 9, 2014 07:00
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Company 5, Company 1 (Bedford) Second Due and RIT, Squad 6, Medic 14-5 and County 10 were assigned to 1567 Prophet Road for smoke detectors going off in the residence with a smell of smoke. Medic 14-5 arrived first with nothing showing and found a light haze on the interior. Engine 5 arrived and established command. Investigation groups on the interior found a malfunctioning HVAC system to be the source and advised homeowners to have the system checked. Units operating Engine 5, Wagon 5, Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medics 14-5 and 6-4, County 10


 
Frigid Temperatures Bring Multiple Runs for Company 5
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 
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Frigid Temperatures kept compaines busy across Bedford County and Company 5 was no different with 5 runs. The day started around 1300 when Engine 5 assisted Medic 14-5 and County 10 with a CPR in progress on Groveland Dr. Units regained a pulse on the patient and Engine 5 supplied a driver for Medic 14-5. While returning from this call Company 1 (Bedford) special called Company 5 for manpower for a working fire on Union Church Road. Rescue 5 (with 4) and Tanker 5 (with 1) responded, Rescue 5 assisted units from Company 1, 9 (Montvale), and 13 (Stewartsville) with fire attack, search and salvage/overhaul while Tanker 5 assisted with water supply. While units operated on this fire, Engine 5 and Command 5 responded to a fire alarm on Goode Road. Shortly after clearing the fire, Tanker 5 along with Engine 5 responded to Bedford Memorial Hospital for Company 1 for a water flow alarm as they were still tied up on the Union Church Road fire. Maintenance staff on scene controlled the problem and cancelled units enroute.

The final run of the evening was a special call from Lynchburg City FD to assist with evacuating Bentely Commons Nursing/Assisted Living Facitily due to several burst pipes and no heat in the building. Engine 5 and Command 5 with 8 personnel assisted LFD with evacuating the building and doing a secondary search of the entire facility before clearing. 


 
Rescue 5's crew making entry on Union Church Road
   Rescue 5's crew making entry on Union
      Church Road
Union Church Road Fire
   Union Church Road Fire
Thank You to the Forest Community
Monday, December 16, 2013 
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A huge thank you to the Forest Community for the overwhelming support we received for Cassidy on Saturday. We raised almost $4500 for her and her family through the fundraiser. It is a privilege to serve a community that cares so much for other members in the community.


 
2014 Officers Of Company 5
Friday, December 13, 2013 
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The following members will be proudly serving the Forest Vol. Fire Company.

Chief - Monty Coleman, Deputy Chief - Steven Evans, Assistant Chief - Matt Eggleston, Capt - Bryan Byrd, Capt - Joel Starnes, Lt. Ryan Burnette, Lt. Ryan Welsh, Safety Officer - Jaye Eggleston.

President - Craig Brown, Vice President - Phil Gordon, Secretary - Brad Ellis, Treasurer - Don Bush, EMS Supply Officer - David Grizzard.


 
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