Pinch Volunteer Fire Department
 

2020 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 49 7 15
Feb 43 5 18
Mar 38 5 8
Apr 50 8 6
May 58 8 14
Jun 44 2 11
Jul 69 7 18
Aug 48 2 13
Sep 40 4 9
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 439 48 112

Past Responses
2019 645
2018 697
2017 659
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 8288

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No Caption Newly Certified Paramedic

October 14

We would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Assistant Chief Corey Carr for passing his National Registry Paramedic Exam, officially making him a Paramedic! Congratulations sir!!! Asst. Chief Carr makes the 10th paramedic on our roster. He is pictured below with his wife and daughter in front of Charleston Ladder 6 where he works as a Firefighter/Paramedic alternating shifts assigned to it and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fatal Tractor Trailer Crash on I-79

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, September 30

On Monday September 28, 2020 at approx. 2149 hrs., Pinch Fire was alerted by Metro 911 of a Tractor Trailer MVA that went over the bridge at the 7.5 mile marker on I-79 North. When crews arrived they found an accident scene approx. 100 feet over the bridge onto the hillside below. KCSO was tending to one occupant that was in the vehicle. Pinch Fire crews began to extinguish the fire that had began ... (Full Story & Photos)

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DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, September 04

We would like to thank West Virginia American Water Company for selecting our department as one of the recipients of the Firefighting Support Grant. This funding has allowed us to purchase new DeWalt 20 volt cordless tools to be placed on Engine 21 and used for auto extrication and other technical rescue operations. Tools include: a reciprocating saw, band saw, 4.5” angle grinder, 1/2” drive impact, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Corey Carr Promoted to Assistant Chief

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, September 03

Following this evenings Board of Directors Meeting Chief Thaxton announced the promotion of Captain Corey Carr to fill the vacant Assistant Chief slot at our Big Chimney Station. Assistant Chief Carr has been with the department since 2011 and has served as a firefighter, lieutenant, and most recently as a captain and training officer. Assistant Chief Carr works for the City of Charleston as a Firefighter/ACT ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, August 22

William “Bill” Allen, 84, of Pinch passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and his community as a member of Pinch Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Allen was one of 12 Charter Members who founded the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, in 1959, and was the third Chief of the department; serving ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Retired Chief Allen

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, August 22

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Retired Chief William “Bill” Allen. Chief Allen left this life on August 21st, 2020 after a short illness. Chief Allen was one of 12 Charter Members who founded the Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, in 1959, and was the third Chief of our department; serving in that role for 25 years – from 1975 through 2000. Chief Allen was a Life Member of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT and President Chris Avis
Firefighter/EMT and President Chris Avis

New Board of Directors President

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, August 07

We would like to welcome Firefighter/EMT Chris 'Billy Jack' Avis as our new Board of Director’s President. President Avis was voted into this role by the membership of the department and will lead the business operations of the department. Prior to this appointment Firefighter Avis served as a Board Member-at-Large, and successfully wrote many grants for various equipment.

President Avis has nearly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Cody Carr “Officially” Promoted

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, August 06

After last nights Board of Director’s Meeting Lieutenant Cody Carr was formally recognized for his prior promotion. While Lieutenant Carr was officially promoted back on March 5th, he was then deployed with the WV Air National Guard, and is now home with his wife and children after a long 5 month deployment! In addition to his Lieutenant role with our department Cody also serves as a Firefighter/EMT ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lieutenant Cody Carr with his Lieutenant’s Shield
Lieutenant Cody Carr with his Lieutenant’s Shield

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