pWe would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.brp
pBedford communications alerted Company 5 Forest BCoFR Medic 14-5 and Special Operations Command SOC to Campbell County for the reports of a logging truck into a residential structure. Rescue 1 with six responded as the SOC piece. Once units arrived on the scene it was determined that there were no injuries but significant damage to the structure. Personnel from both Company 5 and Company 1 worked to shore up the structure before the vehicle was removed. Total Company 1 personnel 13brp
pAt approximately 2015hrs Bedford Communications alerted Company 8 Moneta 1st due Company 13 Stewartsville 2nd due and Company 1 Bedford RIT to Route 24 for the report of a residential structure fire. At the request of the 1st due Company an extra engine from Company 1 was requested. Rescue 1 with six 6 and Wagon 1 with four 4 responded. Wagon 8 was first to arrive to find a large two story old commercial business that had been converted into housing with heavy smoke showing from sides Alpha Bravo and Charlie. Rescue 1 arrived just after the first arriving unit and split its crew to complete a primary search and establish RIT. Wagon 1 established a water supply to Wagon 8 with its crew assisting in fire attack and secondary search. The fire was marked under control within an hour of dispatch. Total Company 1 personnel 18brppUnits operating on scene R1 W1 W8 E8 T8 E131 R13 Medic 14-8 County 10.brp
pAt 1636hrs Company 1 and BCoFR Medic 14-8 was dispatched to the 2300blk of East Lynchburg Salem Trpk. for multiple reports of a single motorcycle accident with two patients. E1 with four 4 Rescue 1 with six 6 and Brush 1 with two 2 responded. While en-route Bedford Communications gave an update to responding units that one of the patients was unresponsive with head trauma. Engine 1 Officer Captain Scott requested Carilion Lifeguard 10 medivac and Medic 14-1 to respond to the scene. Engine 1 and Rescue 1 were the first arriving units and immediately preformed patient care on both patients. Brush 1 was assigned to be contact for Lifeguard 10 and LZ Command. Once the helicopter landed on scene the most sever injured patient was loaded. Medic 14-1 transported the other patient by ground the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Total Company personnel 15brp
pAt approximately 1400hrs Bedford Communications alerted Company 1 along with BCoFR Medic 14-1 to the Blue Ridge Parkway for the report of an adult male down on a trail with an obvious broken leg. Utility 1 with four personnel responded with the Remote Access Trailer along with Brush 1 with two. Once units arrived on the scene by-standards advised that the patient was 2 12 miles down the mountain. Personnel from Utility 1 Brush 1 and Medic 14-1 began the decent with equipment to extricate and perform patient care. After reaching and stabilizing the patient he was placed on a backboard and loaded onto a wheeled litter. All units worked together for a total of 3 hours to bring the patient back to the awaiting medic unit. Total Company 1 personnel 12.p
pThe first of two monthly drills in the month of August consisted of operating on a flat roof. This simulator was constructed by members of the Department by using an old conex trailer that was donated to the Department. 23 members attended this drill and got hands on training on using roof saws and throwing ladders. Note the live fire below the simulated roof which gives a more real life conditions while working. brp
At 2100hrs, Bedford Communications alerted Company 1 and BCoFR Medic 14-1 to Route 460 bypass at the Route 43 overpass for a two vehicle accident with roll over and personal injuries. Engine 1 with four along with Rescue 1 with six and Brush 1 with two responded to the scene. Engine 1 arrived on scene to find one vehicle on its roof and one pickup with heavy damage. One patient was still inside the pickup and unresponsive. It was confirmed by Town Police that the other vehicle involved was an unoccupied disabled vehicle that was sitting on the side of the road. Rescue 1 personnel began stabilization and extrication of the pickup for removal of the only passenger. Extraction of the patient from the vehicle took only 6 minutes and patient was transported to Medic 14-1. Paramedics requested Centra One to respond to the scene for medi-vac transport to RMH. Brush 1 handled LZ operations. Command was terminated at 2223hrs.Total Company 1 personnel: 19
Companies 5 first due (Forest), Company 12 second due (Brookville Timberlake), and Company 1 RIT (Bedford) were dispatched to the 1200blk of Homestead Garden Court for multiple reports of a deck on fire that has extended into an apartment. Engine 1 was on the air and responded with four while Ladder 1 responded with five for the RIT assignment. Engine 51 was the first arriving unit to locate fire showing from an apartment located in the middle row of multiple units. Engine 51's crew stretched a line to the apartment to begin fire attack as Tower 5 began operating on the roof. Engine 1 arrived as was assigned to complete searches in the adjoining apartments and to look for extension. With the fire knocked down and no minimal extension noted, salvage and over haul began. A total of eight residence were displaced due to heat and water damage. Total Company 1 personnel: 17 Units operating on scene: E51, T5, R5, E5, E1, L1, E12.
Bedford Communications alerted Company 1 (Bedford) and BCoFR Medic 14-2 for a single motor vehicle crash with roll over in the 4000blk of Kelso Mill Road. Engine 1 with four responded along with Rescue 1 with six. Engine 1 arrived on scene to find one vehicle on its side with two patients still inside the vehicle. Personnel from Engine 1 started patient care as Rescue 1 started to stabilize the vehicle for extrication. A roof roll was preformed to access the patients better and then they were removed to waiting medic units. Total Company 1 personnel: 14
Company 1's second drill for the Month of September practiced on the search of large commercial buildings. The old Weaving Mill building on Jackson Street provided a great building to freshen up on these tactics. Multiple "Search Groups" entered the building following a charged hand line to locate a missing firefighter or civilian. This drill focused on communication and the removal of victims to the closest egress. Total Company 1 personnel: 26
Many Bedford residence travel under this railroad bridge located on Bedford Avenue in the Town. At the request of the Town of Bedford Police Department requested Company 1 to respond for a truck stuck under the bridge. Rescue 1 with six (6) arrived to find a large box truck wedged under the bridge with a train stopped just above. The driver and passenger of the truck were not injured but could not get the truck free after removing the majority of the air from the trucks tires. Rescue 1 personnel used a reciprocating saw to cut a portion of the trucks roof that had become wedged under the bridge. Once the truck was free inspectors gave the all clear to structural integrity of the bridge.
p06252016 – 1629hrs Bedford Communications alerted Company 2 Big Island first due Company 3 Boonsboro second due and Company 1 Bedford RIT to the 1000blk of Merrimac Lane for the report of a residentual structure fire. Rescue 1 with 6 and was second to arrive on scene to find a two story residentual stucture with heavy fire showing from sides Alpha and Delta. Per Command Rescue 1s crew was to split its crew and perform fire attack and RIT. Crews working together for over 4 hours attempting to contain the fire and extinguishing multiple hidden hot spots through out the residence. Command was terminated by Command at 2026hrs. Units operating on scene E-2 T-2 R-3 W-3 T-3 E-5 T-5 R-1. brp
p06232016 The second working fire was alerted by Bedford Communications at 1013hrs for the report of a residential fire at 3639 Patterson Mill Road which brought Company 9 second due and Company 13 RIT. Engine 1 was first to arrive to find a one story residential with a basement with moderate smoke showing from the basement doors and windows. Units located the fire in the basement division from an apparent lighting strike to a nearby tree. Command deemed the fire under control at 1053hrs with all units clearing the scene at 1131hrs. Units operating on scene E1 T1 P9 E131 R13 W8-2 14-1 and 14-8. Total Company 1 personnel from both fires 17brp
p06232016 – Companies 5 first due and Company 1 second due and RIT were alerted by Bedford Communications at 0939hrs for the report of a residential structure fire at 1027 Wingfield Drive located in the Goode area. Wagon 1 with four along with Ladder 1 with 5 responded. Wagon 1 was the first unit to arrive on scene to find a single story residential structure with moderate smoke showing from side alpha and the roof. Wagon 1s Officer established command and assigned the crew as fire attack. The attack group found that the bulk of the fire was located in a void space between the ceiling and roof of the house. Engine 51 arrived and connected to Wagon 1 for water supply. Ladder 1split its crew to perform a primary search and to take roof division. Several cuts were made by the roof division to access the fire due to the height of the cathedral ceilings through out the house. A quick know down of the fire allowed personnel to focus on salvage of many valuables within the residence. The fire was marked under control per Command at 1031hrs with all units clearing the scene at 1224hrs. Units operating on scene W1 L1 B1 E51 E5 T5 County 10 and CCRS. brppbrp