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
Total 180 25 47

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 WV Governor Issues “Stay at Home” Order

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, March 23

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issues a “Stay at Home” order for all West Virginians. Please reference include photo for further details. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Line Officer Appointments

DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, March 05

Following the March Board of Directors Meeting the new Line Officer's were appointed by Chief John Thaxton:

Captain - Jason Anderson (not pictured)

Captain - Corey Carr

Captain - Charlie Cunningham

Lieutenant - Garrin Hodge

Lieutenant - Cody Carr (not pictured due to deployment with the WV Air National Guard)

Lieutenant - Todd Crowder

Lieutenant- Cole Weese

Safety Officer - Tad Douglas

Chaplain ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MVA on North Pinch Rd
MVA on North Pinch Rd

Busy day in the cold.

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, February 29

Saturday February 29th was a very busy day for Pinch Fire. In the pre dawn hours Pinch Fire was alerted to a working residential structure fire. Throughout the rest of the day we also responded to several other incidents. One of which was a automobile accident with entrapment.

As night fell, we were alerted to a second working structure fire & was assisted by Clendenin and Frame VFDs in shuttling ... (Full Story & Photos)

Burning Season Quickly Approaches

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, February 28

March 1st doesn't just bring a break in the weather and spring approaching. It also begins tightened burning regulations in WV. Please help your local fire department and the WV Division of Forestry by obeying these few simple rules.
1. No burning from 7am to 5pm
2. All fires must be attended at all times
3.A 10 foot area around the fire must be cleared down to mineral soil.
4. If your fire escapes ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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)

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)

                      Legg, Coleman, Teel
Legg, Coleman, Teel

                        Teel, Coleman, Carr
Teel, Coleman, Carr

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)

New Fire Chief Appointed

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)

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