Pinch Volunteer Fire Department
 

2021 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 40 9 9
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 40 9 9

Past Responses
Year Total Calls Structure Fires MVA
2020 583 62 156
2019 645
2018 697
2017 659
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 8871 62 156

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Another Member Becomes a Paramedic

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, February 02

We would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Firefighter Joel Parsons for passing his National Registry Paramedic Exam, officially making him a Paramedic! Congratulations sir!!! Firefighter Parsons makes the 12th paramedic on our roster. In addition to volunteering for Pinch VFD he serves is community as a Firefighter/EMT for Charleston Fire Department, but will be transitioning to a Firefighter/Paramedic ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Husson's Pizza Fundraiser in 2021

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 31

Pinch VFD has collaborated with Husson's Pizza Pinch location for a great cause. On the 1st Monday of every month any item purchased and you mention Pinch VFD a portion of the total is donated back to the fire department. This a a great fundraiser because you support a local business and your local fire department. Remember this is only at the Pinch location and you must mention the Pinch VFD... (Full Story & Photos)

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Donation from The TC Energy Foundation for Equipment

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 26

The Pinch VFD received a $6,000 grant from the TC Energy Foundation for the purchase of 3 new multi gas meters. The purchase of these meters will assist firefighters in identifying the presence of hazardous gases which are invisible and usually odorless. Without the use of these meters the gases may otherwise go undetected. The meters purchased are the MultiRAE Lite 4 gas meter at a cost of $2,000 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Doug Douglas 35 years of service
Firefighter Doug Douglas 35 years of service

Years of Service Awards

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 21

Pinch VFD would like to recognize several members for length of service awards. Matt McCallister,  5 years. Adam Neal, 15 years and Doug Douglas,  35 years of service. Some of our members have done this mentally and physically taxing job for longer than most people work a regular paying job. This exemplifies the type of dedication our membership has.... (Full Story & Photos)

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3 Members move from Probation to Full Members

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 21

At the January Board of Directors Meeting Pinch VFD presented 3 members with their firefighter helmet shield. This signifies they have completed their probationary period and are full members of the department. Welcome Firefighters Logan Steenburgh, Michael Hammack and Hunter Douglas (shield presented by his father who is a 35 year member of the department)... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Doug Douglas presenting his son Firefighter Hunter Douglas with his firefighter shield
Firefighter Doug Douglas presenting his son Firefighter Hunter Douglas with his firefighter shield

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(Left to Right) Deputy Chief Jon Coleman, Deputy Bryan Crosier, Chief John Thaxton
(Left to Right) Deputy Chief Jon Coleman, Deputy Bryan Crosier, Chief John Thaxton

Responders Go Above and Beyond

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 21

In the early morning hours of January 3, 2021 Pinch VFD was alerted of a working residential structure fire. Prior to Pinch VFD arriving on scene Kanawha County Ambulance Paramedics Lauren Sparks and Nick Blankenship along with Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Crosier went above and beyond their normal specified duties. The 3 successfully rescued several pets and with a garden hose kept the kitchen ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2020 Top 10 Runners

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, January 21

At the annual General Membership Meeting we awarded our top 10 runners. This year we actually had a tie for 10th place. In no particular order: Jason Anderson, Cole Weese, Aaron Lilly, Chris Avis, Corey Carr, Austin McCormick, Charlie Cunningham, Todd Crowder, Scott Lucas, Jon Coleman, Dave Bentley (not pictured).  Traditionally the Chief abstains from being entered into the top 10 but we wanted to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Deputy Chief Jon Coleman
Deputy Chief Jon Coleman

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DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, January 06

We would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Firefighter Lauren Sparks for passing her National Registry Paramedic Exam, officially making her a Paramedic! Congratulations ma'am!!! Firefighter Sparks makes the 11th paramedic on our roster. In addition to volunteering for Pinch VFD se serves her community as an EMT for both Kanawha County EMS and Cedar Grove VFD, but will be transitioning to Paramedic ... (Full Story & Photos)

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