Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2020 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 49 7 15
Total 49 7 15

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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High Water Potential

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, February 10

With the ground already saturated, and the forecast is calling for a additional rainfall throughout the week, there is potential for high water issues throughout the region. Please heed the warning of "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" Watch our social media accounts for updated information as it becomes available.... (Full Story & Photos)

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                      Legg, Coleman, Teel
Legg, Coleman, Teel

New Chief Officers Appointed

CHIEF John Thaxton, February 08

At the monthly Board Meeting the new Chief Officer's were appointed for the Pinch VFD.

Deputy Chief-Jon Coleman

1st Assistant Chief- Justin Teel

2nd Assistant Chief- Duane Legg

The department would like to recognize the newly appointed Chiefs for their continued work to improving the department, leading the firefighters and as always serving the citizens of the Elk River.... (Full Story & Photos)

New Training Officers Appointed

CHIEF John Thaxton, February 08

At the monthly Board Meeting the new Training Officer's were appointed for the Pinch VFD.

Deputy Chief-Jon Coleman

1st Assistant Chief- Justin Teel

Lt Corey Carr... (Full Story & Photos)

                        Teel, Coleman, Carr
Teel, Coleman, Carr

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CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, January 11

We are pleased to announce that The Board of Directors has appointed Deputy Chief John "Opie" Thaxton as our Fire Chief. Chief Thaxton joined the department in 1989 and has served the department and community for over 30 years. In his personal life John is the owner and director of Hafer Funeral Home. John is married to his wife, Tina, and they have three children, J.T., Joel, and Amy.

We would ... (Full Story & Photos)

Very Cold Morning Fire.

Captain Duane Legg, November 04

In the Early Morning hours on November 1, Metro 911 received a call regarding a home on fire with possible entrapment, in the Rutledge Rd area of our first due. Firefighters were already enroute to the stations as we had been alerted about 5 minutes earlier to a car crash with entrapment in the Elk River Rd N. area of our first due.

Engine 23, Engine 24 & Squad 2 responded to the fire. On arrival ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CAPTAIN Duane Legg, June 15

as part of the 60th anniversary Pinch Fire Department will be hosting a fireman's parade. We invite all departments to attend, Awards will be given, food & drinks will be provided to all departments attending. Following the Parade an awards ceremony will follow with cake and ice cream t conclude the day.
Awards will be given to the Best Appearing Engine, Tanker, Aerial, Utility, Ambulance, Rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)

2019 Five Alarm Gun Bash is Underway

CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, May 11

Good evening friends. Our 2019 Five Alarm Gun Bash is under way at the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston, WV and we are so thankful for the friends who have came out! We still have tickets available at the door if you'd like to join us for an exciting evening with food, gun and cash giveaways, 50/50, tips, etc.

We will be posting the winners in real time on our Facebook page.

If you have came out ... (Full Story)

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ASST. CHIEF Donnie Milgram, February 09

On January 25, 2019 members placed the new utility 25 in service at our Big Chimney fire house. Utility 25 is now a 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4 wheel drive crew cab pick-up and is powered by a 6.7 liter Power Stroke. The truck is up fitted with a Leer bed cap, DECKED truck bed storage, a Slide Master tray, LED emergency lighting with siren and a 12,000 LB electric bumper mounted winch.
Equipment ... (Full Story & Photos)



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