Pinch Volunteer Fire Department
 

2021 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
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Total 0 0 0

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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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)

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

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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

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)

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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)

(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

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Deputy Chief Jon Coleman
Deputy Chief Jon Coleman

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)

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Another Member Becomes a Paramedic

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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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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