Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2023 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 53 3 15
Feb 49 4 9
Mar 57 2 14
Apr 70 4 15
Total 229 13 53

Past Responses
Year Total Calls Structure Fires MVA
2022 625 64 164
2021 640 68 189
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 10136 194 509

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June Community Yard Sale

DEPUTY CHIEF Charlie Cunningham, May 13

On Saturday June 3rd from 8a-2p Pinch VFD will be hosting a community yard sale. If you'd like to sell your goods you can rent a space and tables (tables are available for rent on a 1st come basis). You can rent a space or table by clicking on the link. If you have questions or need assistance feel free to message us. The yard sale will be in the field across from our main station at 231 N Pinch Rd. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Jason "Mongo"
Assistant Chief Jason "Mongo"

New Officer Appointments

CAPTAIN Charlie Cunningham, May 12

Last night at the May monthly board meeting, Chief Thaxton promoted several members to fill vacant officer positions and several members advanced in rank. The current line up of officers at Pinch VFD are as follows

Charlie Cunningham- Deputy Chief (Administration/Operations)

Corey Carr - Assistant Chief (Operations)

Jason "Mongo" Anderson - Assistant Chief (Personnell/New Member training)

Cody ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Retired Deputy Chief Keith Mitchell

CAPTAIN Charlie Cunningham, February 07

It is with heavy hearts that Pinch VFD announces the passing of Retired Deputy Chief Keith Mitchell. Keith was a lifetime member of Pinch VFD with 46 years of service. Keith was also retired from the WV Air National Guard after almost 40 years of service to his country. Keith was a dedicated servant of his community, country and God. Visitation will be Friday February 10, 2023 from 6p-8p at Mt. Pleasant ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CAPTAIN Charlie Cunningham, January 27

On January 27 2023 the City of Charleston requested coverage from Pinch VFD along with Malden & Belle VFDs. The City of Charleston was operating at a multiple alarm commercial structure fire. The volunteers from the surrounding areas moved into CFD stations to backfill and respond to calls for service. Our units were covered the Capital City for approximately 5 hours until CFD resources became available. ... (Full Story & Photos)

2022 Top Runners & Years of Service Awards

CAPTAIN Charlie Cunningham, January 27

During our annual Christmas dinner and member awards we recognized our top call runners and years of service. The top call runners are as follows.
Chief John "Opie" Thaxton
Tyler Jett
Jason Bennett
Charlie Cunningham
Quinton Teel
Jason "Mongo" Anderson

The members recognized for years of service
Jason "Mongo" Anderson -25 years
Tim Shaffer- 15 years
Todd Crowder-10 years
Aaron Lilly-5 years
Scott ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, October 23

2022 marks the 100th year for fire prevention week in the United States. Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Member With A Nose For The Business

CAPTAIN Charles Cunningham, October 23

Over the past year Firefighter Justin Withrow has been training a new PVFD recruit. She is a Golden Retriever named Willow who is trained in several aspects of K-9 search & Rescue. With this new asset the Pinch community along with many other areas now have quick access to K-9 Search & Rescue. Willow can be used to locate lost children and adults, community relations and honestly everyone just likes ... (Full Story & Photos)

Willow hanging out at the annual Fire Prevention Carnival.
Willow hanging out at the annual Fire Prevention Carnival.

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DEPUTY CHIEF Jonathan Coleman, July 25

With the series of severe thunderstorm related power outages we have experienced and the sharp uptick of homes being equipped with whole home standby generators, we have been answering an alarming number of CO alarms. All of these alarms have revealed CO present in the homes with levels ranging from elevated to dangerous. In the past we have typically found the resident’s had been running a gasoline ... (Full Story & Photos)



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