Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2017 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 64 11 14
Feb 65 8 15
Mar 59 8 14
Apr 44 12 12
May 49 2 15
Jun 34 3 8
Total 315 44 78

Past Responses
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 6287

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Jul 25, 2017

Vacant Lieutenant Position Filled

CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, July 06

Our Big Chimney Station has had a vacant Lieutenant position since Lieutenant Clark moved North to serve the citizens of Harrison County. Tonight Chief Wagoner asked Firefighter Garrin Hodge if he would fill that vacancy, and he accepted the new role. Lieutenant Hodge has served with the Pinch VFD since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience in both firefighting and construction as he steps up into ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lieutenant Hodge receives his new shield from Chief Wagoner.
Lieutenant Hodge receives his new shield from Chief Wagoner.

New PVFD Sutphen Engine at the WV Safety Expo
New PVFD Sutphen Engine at the WV Safety Expo

Members Receive World Class Training

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, May 14

Over the course of a week, several Pinch members attended cutting edge training at the WV Safety Expo. Pinch members attended classes about Leadership, Thermal Imaging, Firefighter Health & Safety and several others. Instructors from all over the nation sharpened skills and introduced new ideas & practices which will allow our members to more effectively and efficiently keep the citizens in our fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Recruitment Drive 2017

FF Justin Withrow, May 03

This month we are looking to add to our ranks! Have you ever wanted to become a firefighter? Do you have the passion to do more for your neighbors and your community? Visit our recruitment page and download an application, send us and email or come by any Thursday evening and meet everyone!... (Full Story)

Gas Line Incident In First Due Area

FF Justin Withrow, April 27

This morning at 0914 we were alerted to an external gas leak in the parking lot of Bridge Elementary, first due company was Squad 2. Upon arriving to the scene, Chief Wagoner observed that the incident occurred while a contractor was paving the lot and ruptured the gas pipe underneath the ground. Due to the circumstances, he ordered the next due company, Engine 22 to lay a supply line and prepare ... (Full Story & Photos)

Right Place At The Right Time

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, April 03

On Sunday March 26th at approx. 1157 hrs Pinch VFD was alerted to an accident with injuries on I-79 N at the 1 mile marker. Prior to FD units arriving on scene dispatch informed responding units there was a pending cardiac arrest. A PVFD member along with Law Enforcement arrived on scene within a very short amount of time to find a male patient slumped in the drivers seat of the vehicle. During a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Quick Stop On Garage Fire

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, March 28

On Friday March 10th at 1455 hours Pinch Fire was alerted to a garage fire with exposure issues on Vine Drive in Pinch. The initial units made a quick knock down with the available water and foam on Squad 2. Other Pinch companies along with mutual aid from station 1 & 34 arrived to finish putting out hot spots and conduct salvage and overhaul. The fire was contained to the garage which was the structure ... (Full Story & Photos)

Truck Committee Performs Mid-Point Inspection of New Engine

CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, February 13

On Monday, February 13th the truck committee made a trip to Stuphen in Columbus, OH to perform mid-point inspections of our new custom engine/rescue which is currently in production. This allowed the committee members to inspect the individual components in great detail prior to being assembled. The truck is coming along nicely, stay tuned for more updates! ... (Full Story & Photos)


Vehicle Rollover Pennsylvania Ave.

FF Justin Withrow, February 05

On February 4th at 1450, Station 2 was alerted to a single vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue with double entrapment. Engine 23 & squad 2 marked on scene at the same time and found a Ford Ranger on its side with one male and one female patient entrapped in the cab. Vehicle stabilization was established and extrication had begun at 1505 by cutting the A and B posts on the passenger ... (Full Story & Photos)



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