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2022 Incidents
Month Runs Fires MVA
Total 0 0 0

Previous Years
Year Runs Fires MVA
2021 712 149 146
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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Honorary Life Member Travis Dortch

Senior Man, September 21

Congratulations to part time "career staff" Firefighter/Engineer Travis Dortch on being selected as an Honorary Life Member of the SVFD. We appreciate all you do for the department and the community you serve.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, September 20

The 15000 blk of Courthouse Highway was the scene of a working residential structure fire on Sept 20, 2022. Crews from Station 50,10,60 and 40 were dispatched at approx 0828 hrs and arrived to find the rear of a 1 story occupied structure well involved. Crews went to work with multiple handlines and controlled the fire within 30 minutes. EMS treated 1 pt. for non-life threatening injuries and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smithfield VFD Vehicle Rescue Class in December

Assistant Chief Jason Koepke, September 13

Smithfield VFD Vehicle Rescue Weekend
Registration for the Smithfield Vehicle Rescue class will open on October 3, 2022 @ 0900hrs . Reserve your spot ! Class will be held on December 2 -4, 2022 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, September 12

Sept 9 through Sept 11, the SVFD hosted its second annual search class focusing on vent-enter-search, forcible entry, primary searches and searching off a hoseline. Day 1 was a search seminar with Days 2 and 3 having multiple evolutions, many under live fire conditions. The class, headed by Training Chief Jason Koepke, Lieutenant Chris Zach and Fire Engineer Curt Wilcheck hosted students from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Turned Over Tractor Trailer on Tuesday Sept 6, 2022

Senior Man, September 06

1327 hrs Tuesday September 6, Station 10, 50, and 60 responded for an accident with extrication. An 18 wheeler carrying cinder blocks ran off the road way on Benns Church Blvd and landed on its side. Cinder blocks were across both lanes making the road impassable. A single occupant was partially ejected and pinned. 503 (Stallings) took command from R50 upon arrival. R50 extricated the individual within ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, August 31

Tuesday August 30 around 1700 hrs, the 15000 blk of Scotts Factory Rd was the scene of a large brush fire. Multiple units within the SVFD along with Rushmere VFD, Carrollton VFD and the Department of Forestry worked to control and contain the fire. The Suffolk Fire Department provided coverage in Smithfield during the incident.

SVFD Responding Units:

501, 503, 504, 505, Engine 51, Engine 52, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Making Us Better on Monday Night Drills

Senior Man, August 23

Every Monday night, the SVFD holds department training for its members, to learn new skills, improve the ones we have and share experiences. Monday, August 22 was no different, Training Chief Jason Koepke, Firefighter Jeremy Asencio and Lt Nick Crumpler reviewed tactics and skills dealing with a coordinated fire attack and outside ventilation. This tactic is a basic skill that allows for rapid ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, August 04

@ 0246 hrs SVFD and other IoW Co. Fire units responded to a working mobile home fire in the 6900 blk of Edwards Cr. Units arrived with fire showing and reports of possibly people inside. Crews began an aggressive search which proved negative for occupants, the fire was brought under control within 20 minutes. Units were on scene for some time performing overhaul operations and red cross was notified ... (Full Story & Photos)

Marsh Rescue on Monday Night

Senior Man, July 26

Around 1830 on Monday July 25, SVFD units responded to an unusual rescue on Creekside Dr. Units arrived to find 2 people plus the dog they were trying to rescue stuck in a marsh. Crews quickly went to work and removed both people and the dog, fortunately the tide was out which made the rescue easier.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Paleo Point LN
Paleo Point LN

Latest Smithfield Fires

Senior Man, July 04


Engine 52 with 4 FF led by Lt. S.Tate responded to a fire in a truck in the 20000 blk of Bowden Lane on Friday June 24. Arriving to find a well advanced fire in a heavy duty truck, E52 deployed a handline and quickly extinguished the fire. CVFD #10 assisted on scene with water supply and personnel. No injuries were reported.


SVFD was sent to the 20000 blk of Paleo ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structural Damage in Saturday Morning

Senior Man, June 18

Shortly before 330 am on Saturday June 18, SVFD and EMS were dispatched to a vehicle vs. structure in the 2000 blk. of Todd Ave. On arrival, 1 vehicle was found into the structure, fortunately no injuries were sustained and crews only needed to shore up the building due to structural instability.... (Full Story & Photos)

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FF Hunter Boswell
FF Hunter Boswell

Navy Regional Fire Newest Recruits

Senior Man, June 12

The officers and members of the SVFD would like to congratulate 3 of our members on thier appointments to Navy Regional Fire/Rescue Mid Atlantic. Firefighters Jay Koepke, Ivan Sherwood and Hunter Boswell will begin thier new careers within a few weeks. Unique to the SVFD, most of our members serve in career fire departments in all of Hampton Roads as well as Richmond and Chesterfield County. This ... (Full Story & Photos)

Saturday Morning Sadness in Smithfield

Senior Man, June 11

In the early morning hours of June 11, SVFD responded to a serious 3 vehicle MVA on Rt 10 near Main St. Arriving units found 2 people trapped in two seperate vehicles. Crews rapidly extricated 1 pt. who was flown to a local medical facility, the other pt. was tragically pronounced deceased on scene. Va State Police is currently investigating the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. ... (Full Story)

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Senior Man, May 03

On Tuesday May 3 at approximately 0755, SVFD and EMS were sent to the 16000 blk of Scott's Factory Rd for a vehicle into a structure. Arriving units found a single vehicle into a structure. Damage to the structure was moderate but thankfully no injuries were sustained by the occupants of the vehicle or structure. IoW sheriff's office and building/codes handled the remainder of the incident... (Full Story & Photos)

Successful Saturday Special Events Day In Smithfield

Senior Man, April 16

Saturday April 16, 2022 was a busy public relations event day for the members of SVFD. 3 different events were handled by 10 crew members on Engine 51, Rescue 50 and Chief 504. With the MUCH APPRECIATED assistance of the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department the candy drop at the Smithfield Assembly of God was a huge success. The Members and Officers of the SVFD wish everyone a happy easter!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Assistant Chief Jason Koepke, April 14

Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department looking for donated junk vehicles for upcoming classes.

Vehicles must have a Title .

If you have a vehicle and would like to make a donation to our department to train our firefighters please contact:

Ryan Brown
(757) 618-3388
Thank you!... (Full Story & Photos)


Assistant Chief Jason Koepke, April 09

Dates: September 9 - 11 , 2022

Friday September 9th- Classroom Lecture
Saturday September 10th- Hands-On
Sunday September 11th- Hands-On

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00pm all three days.

Location: 1804 South Church Street Smithfield, VA 23430

Cost: $350.00 per student with lunch included.

This class will be a great opportunity for people who were unable to attend or Truck Class in March. Search & Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, March 19

Engine 51 with 3 SVFD members and 502 (Deputy Chief Kempton) responded mutual aid to Surry Co. on March 19 @ 1524 hrs to assist with a structure fire on Ellerslie Drive. On arrival, E51 assisted with fire attack of a detached shed and a working woods fire that resulted from the shed fire. E-51 operator set up a draft from a drop tank and shuttled water to apparatus while the rest of the crew assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smithfield Truck Class 10th Year

Senior Man, March 08

March 4-6, 2022 SVFD held its 10th annual Truck Class. Instructors from all over the east coast covered subjects such as VEIS, Vertical Ventilation, Fire attack and search with a water can, basic and complex forcible entry and ground ladders just to name a few. This Class is highly sought after and sells out within minutes, also this is the first year all of the class has been held at SVFD quarters. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Senior Man, March 06

With the 1st day of truck class hands-on training completed and duty crews preparing for day 2, the box was transmitted at 2314 hrs March 5, 2022 reporting an RV fully involved with exposure problems in the 2nd due response area. E51 (FF Sellers) with 4, T50 (Lt Zach) with 5 and Deputy Chief Kempton (502) responded. E51 arrived with a fully involved RV and assigned fire attack as well as giving E10 ... (Full Story & Photos)


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