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2021 Incidents
Month Runs Fires MVA
Jan 83 4 16
Feb 62 2 16
Mar 99 8 23
Apr 81 1 16
May 76 3 11
Jun 64 21 9
Jul 70 34 12
Aug 61 21 13
Total 596 94 116

Previous Years
Year Runs Fires MVA
2020 849 11 157
2019 926 20 156
2018 1027 14 173
2017 920 14 193
2016 879 23 189
2015 910 14 209
2014 647 22 187
2013 587 22 157

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Unusual Accident

Senior Man, January 14

On Weds, Jan 12 @ 1128 SVFD, CVFD(10) and IOWRS (60) were dispatched to an accident off Nike Park. Units arrived to find a US Navy helicopter has made an emergency landing in the fields. Command was established, crews investigated and found no fire or other hazards. All occupants were accounted for and denied injury except for 1 minor injury, no extrication was needed. The patient was tended to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Training Totals for 2021

Senior Man, January 06

Training! It keeps you, the public, safe by maintaining the skills and knowledge of your SVFD, It also allows new techniques and ideas to be shared. The SVFD does this through company drills, multi-jurisdictional classes, state classes and even out of state classes. During the year 2021, the SVFD completed an amazing 3,066 hrs of training, an average of 255 hrs per month. This amount of training ... (Full Story)

Monday Morning Madness on Maplewood Ct

Senior Man, December 20

After assisting CVFD (10) with serious MVA this am, an alarm of fire for a RV/vehicle fire was transmitted in the 100 blk of Maplewood Ct. Crews arrived to heavy fire conditions and quickly knocked down the main body of fire. No extension to residence other than melted siding, crews from SVFD (E51, E52, T50), RVFD (30), CVFD (10) and IOWRS (60) responded to the incident. Cause is possibly electrical.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Lt. Chris Zach, December 18

On 12/17/21 at 1145 hours station 50 and station 60 were dispatched for an MVA with possible entrapment on the Route 10 bypass. Engine 51, Rescue 50 and Chief 503 responded from quarters. ES2 and ES4 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle on its roof with one pt confirmed trapped . Engine 51, Rescue 50 arrived on scene and went to work stabilizing the vehicle, removing the drivers side door ... (Full Story & Photos)

Department looking for Connex Box Containers to build Fire Training Props

Division Chief Jason Koepke, November 16

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department looking for any size connex box containers to be built into fire training props for our department.

We can pick up from any location.

Contact: Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department
(757) 544-7007 (Full Story & Photos)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, November 11


The Pandemic has taken a toll on training everywhere including the annual Smithfield Truck Company Operations Class. But we have overcome and pressed forward and the class will return in full swing March 4 - 6, 2022 . Instructors from all over the east coast will be in attendance to pass along their experiences and skills to eager firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smithfield VFD Vehicle Rescue Class in December

Division Chief Jason Koepke, September 29

Registration for the Smithfield Vehicle Rescue class will open at 9am on November 1st. Class will be held on December 3th 4th and 5th from 08:00 to 17:00.

This year we have been fortunate to obtain multiple heavy vehicles to lift, move and stabilize. As always students will be given the opportunity to use cutting edge tools and techniques on common passenger vehicle's.
In addition to teaching stations ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, September 11

20 yrs ago today our country was devastated by 4 horrific terrorist attacks on our country. We as a country should never forget those events and the heros that saved many lives that day. The SVFD held a remembrance ceremony at 0846, the time that tower 1 was hit. We will never forget that day, the heros and the victims, a day that showed the worst in mankind and the best of mankind all in one event ... (Full Story & Photos)

Cut Job on Carrollton BLVD

Senior Man, August 17

SVFD Rescue 50 responded to two trapped in a vehicle on its side @ 1038 hrs on 8/17/21. Carrollton units arrived first and began extrication efforts supported by R50 upon their arrival. Crews removed the occupants within 15 minutes and then they were transported to a local medical center
A pet dog was also removed safely and given care as needed.

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, August 03

Dates: September 11th & 12th, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00pm both days.

Location: 1804 South Church Street Smithfield, VA 23430

Cost: $185.00 with lunch on both days.

Registration will open on August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am on under class registration.
All hands on evolutions with LIVE FIRE!

-Tool Labs
-Front Porch Drills
-Search positioning
-Searching with ropes
-Primary/Secondary ... (Full Story & Photos)

2020 SVFD Accomplishments

Senior Man, July 25

The SVFD presented the following to our members at a department BBQ on Saturday July 24, 2020

Firefighter of the Year: Lieutenant Chris Zach

Company Officer of the Year: Captain Cody Hassell

Chief officer of the Year: Deputy Chief Ryan Gray

Captain Jack Finley Training Award: Lieutenant Chris Zach

Special presentations were made to the members who responded to the Sept 2020 Swiftwater Rescue ... (Full Story)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 27

VDFP Vehicle 2 class in Smithfield this weekend.. Smithfield had 5 of its members attending this class with students from all over Tidewater. Awesome weekend of Training!... (Full Story & Photos)

Training Event coming to Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department in July!

Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 20

Residential Search Tactics

Presentation by Chris Zach:

Chris has 21 years in the fire service, 15 of the years with the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department assigned to many busy Engine, Truck, and Rescue companies. Chris is an instructor for Real Fire Training, LLC and Smithfield Truck Company Operations School. He serves as a VA-TF 2 Rescue Specialist and a Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Division Chief Jason Koepke, June 20

Smithfield ( Station # 50) and Carrollton ( Station # 10) held a joint training yesterday on Basic Vehicle Extrication. Neighboring departments working and training together to make our members that much better to serve our communities!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Teamwork on Turner Dr Entrapment

Senior Man, June 04

Friday June 4th was relatively quiet for the daytime duty crew until 1245 when the bells were hit for an MVA with entrapment on Turner Dr. Rescue 50 (Lt C Smith) and Engine 51 (Lt C Zach) turned out. Arriving crews found a two vehicle MVA with 1 trapped and an unstable vehicle. Stabilization with paratech struts and a come-a-long stabilized the vehicle. Crew then removed the entire drivers side and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, May 20

A phone alarm was received at 1843 on May 19 reporting a structural fire on Courthouse Highway bringing units from Station 50, 10 ( Carrollton VFD) AND 60 (IoWRS). Companies arrived with fire conditions on the exterior Side B running into attic with all occupants outside. 1 line was stretched and put into operation, quickly knocking the fire, searches proved negative. Crews then overhauled, ventilated ... (Full Story & Photos)

Saturday Search Training In Smithfield

Gregory Sellers, May 09

SVFD held a day long training on various search techniques on May 8, 2021. Hands on practical applications as well as PowerPoint presentations were given on victim drags, standard primary searches as well as vent, enter, isolate, search. Morning sessions focused on techniques and teamwork. The afternoon, training was taken to the live fire boxes were students practiced their skills under real smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)



Division Chief Jason Koepke, May 03

Registration opens on this Friday 5/7/21 @ 0900hrs!!

ADVANCED IRONS ACADEMY presented by Real Fire Training, LLC!

DATES: June 5th & 6th, 2021

LOCATION: Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department

1804 S. Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

COST: $160.00 per student

WWW.SMITHFIELDTRUCKCLASS.COM under class registration.


WILL SEE YOU THERE!!!!!... (Full Story & Photos)

SVFD members attend training class in Forest, VA

Division Chief Jason Koepke, May 02

SVFD members attended Forest Training Days this weekend. Thank you to Forest Volunteer Fire Department for an AWESOME weekend of training and fellowship !!... (Full Story & Photos)

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2022 Maruader II Pumper
2022 Maruader II Pumper

New Rigs rolling into Smithfield

Gregory Sellers, April 14

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce the purchase of two new seagrave fire apparatus. A 2022 Seagrave Marauder II Pumper and 2022 Seagrave 95' Aerialscope Tower Ladder. Delivery is expected early to mid 2022, this purchase is made possible through Williams Emergency Vehicle Services.... (Full Story & Photos)


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