A fire has broken out in a basement, the smoke trapping 2 persons on the 2nd floor.
They were rescued by the crew of Ladder 13, and brought to hospital for a check up.
More on the story and more pictures on the Incidents & Events page.
Today exercise Fallen Buzzard was held.
ARFF units responded to a crashed plane with many victims.
Goal of this exercize was to test the SOP's in a complicated scenario of a plane crash.
The exercize was succesfull and Chief Meijdam was pleased to see his 2nd Battalion deliver good work, for something that hopefully will not happen for real.
This morning several SVFD units responded to a odor of gas call.
Read more about it by clicking the button.
2016 was a great year for Studdsville Fire Department.
We recieved 23,337 calls in total.
Most were small in nature, but in 775 cases a 2nd alarm was struck and in 450 cases a 3rd alarm or higher was struck.
The biggest fire was in the harbor and struck 7 alarms.
And we have been called out to assis M/A companies 307 times.
Also more then 12,000 calls for rescue in all variations.
Medical calls also have rizen to 4737.
The busiest company this year was Ladder 13 with nearly 5000 runs.
The least busiest was USAR 1 with 1 call, the bridge collapse.
But also the specialties were expanded and equipment was modernised.
Together with the city, new units were put into service, 16 new units were delivered and 2 were refurbished.
Also a number of new companies were estabished.
The new companies are:
- USAR 1
- Brush 1
- Marine 13
- Crash 1
- Crash 2
- Crash 3
- Rescue 8
- HIT 2
- Ladder 16
- Ladder 17
- Arson 2
- Arson 3
We hope to continue this positive flow in 2017, and we would like to thank everyone who supported our Department in any way possible.
Happy New Year!
Studdsville Specialty Vehicles has delivered the last additions to our department.
4 2016 Dodge Charger R/T's were delivered.
The first vehicle is a all red duty vehicle for the Fire Chief, it has a detachable magnetic blue LED beacon and a Whelen light and siren package.
The second is the duty vehicle for the Deputy Chief, it has a Whelen Edge Freedom IV Rota-Beamlightbar and a green detachable magnetic rotator light.
The third and fourth vehicles are squad cars for the Arson Division and have a divider module installed to transport suspects safely and a rifle case in the trunk to hold 2 HK 416 assault rifles.
The previous Dodge Charger used as Chiefs Car will go back into service as a duty vehicle for the Fire Marshall, and the Ford Crown Victoria for the Deputy Chief will go to Fire HQ to use as a department car.
The vehicles will go into service next monday.
Starting January 2nd, the new Arson Division will start working from SVFD HQ.
For more information go to the Arson Division page.
Studdsville Specialty Vehicles gave our department an early Christmas present.
The new Heavy Rescue was delivered today.
It was a long journey for the truck, because it started life in Södertälje in Sweden as a Scania R730 V8 Euro 6 10x4 truck.
It was then shipped to Studdsville.
SSV changed the cab to the Torpedo type, first the cab was placed further back on the chassis, and with molds from a donor truck, SSV made a hood and plating to enclose the engine and front of the truck, also a compartment behind the cab was constructed which houses the fuel and hydraulic tanks aswell as a generator.
When completed, the rig was thoroughly tested to make sure the rig still preformed as it should.
Then the rig got its Scania T markings and was from then on a Scania T730 V8 Euro 6 10x4 truck.
The rig was then transported to Miller industries, and the rig got a Century 1075S Rotator body and a crane with a 75 ton lifting capacity.
When the body was finished and tested, the rig was driven back to SSV, where it got its emergency lighting, sirens, extra lighting and safety and monitoring systems.
The rig was then brought to Creekside Towing where the rig was put through its paces, and passed with flying colors.
The first crews are being trained by Creekside at the moment, and the rig will be in sevice by the end of the year.
Thanks to SSV, Creekside, Miller Industries and Scania for their hard work.
This morning the Water Rescue team was called in for a child that wandered onto the ice.
The young boy went out in the snow unsupervised and ended up on the ice and got scared.
His father tried to reach him, but the ice cracked under his feet, so the childs mother called 911, Water Rescue 1, Engine 18 and Brush 1 responded because the house is pretty remote and the roads were snowed up.
When arriving diver from Water Rescue 1 went on the ice, and rescued the boy who was quickly reunited with his parents.
After a quick check by Brush 1's Paramedic, the boy was brought home and the units could return.
Engine 18 took the opertunity to test its 4x4 suspention in the snow.
All units returned and were back in station one hour after the alarm was toned out.
Some pictures of the new Ladder 13.
The crews are training with the rig so it can into service this weekend.