Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2016 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 68 6 21
Feb 56 5 18
Mar 59 3 15
Apr 49 6 10
Total 232 20 64

Past Responses
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 5437

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Apr 30, 2016

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Member Spotlight

FF Bob Jeffries, April 19

Meet our very own Matt Kessler. Matt joined Pinch Fire Department a little over 1 year ago but is no stranger to the fire service. Matt has close to 17 years in the business and currently works full time at South Charleston Fire Department. During his years of service Matt has successfully completed multiple training sessions including: HazMat Tech, SCUBA diver, along with Fire Service Instructor ... (Full Story & Photos)

Member Spotlight

FF Bob Jeffries, April 15

This week we highlight our very own Garrin Hodge. Garrin joined Pinch VFD in 2001 and currently serves as a Firefighter, Driver/Operator, and Board Member out of our Big Chimney station.

Garrin served in the United States Air Force including a four year deployment overseas. After returning he became employed with Foster Supply Inc. in Teays Valley where he currently holds the title of Yard Manager ... (Full Story & Photos)

Member Spotlight

FF Bob Jeffries, March 29

This week we spotlight our very own Lt. Duane Legg. Duane started is the fire service in 1992 at the Clay Vol. Fire Department in Clay, WV. In 1998, Duane moved to Virginia Beach and became a Paramedic for AMR Ambulance Service. Duane returned to West Virginia and joined Pinch Fire Department in 2011. Duane currently serves as a Lieutenant for the Big Chimney sub station in addition to being the President ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Claims a House

FF Patrick Clark, March 20

On 3/20 at 15:06 hrs. Pinch Fire was alerted to a reported working structure fire on Blue Creek Rd. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story single family structure with fire through the roof. Crews quickly began securing a water source via fire hydrant, extinguishing the fire, and checking for any occupants left inside. It was quickly determined that no one was home at the time the fire started.

It ... (Full Story & Photos)

Puppy Rescue

ASST. CHIEF Donnie Milgram, March 11

Pinch Fire was toned out for the assistance call, with a puppy stuck in a pipe. Upon arrival to the scene we found the puppy to be 45 feet down a 6" diameter pipe. With some ingenuity by the group of firefighters we were able to retrieve the puppy out of the pipe. Upon removal, the puppy was given oxygen and transported to the animal hospital. Special thanks to Mike Ferrell of Elk PSD for use ... (Full Story & Photos)

Donation of ATV

FF Patrick Clark, March 02

On Wednesday, March 2nd, members of the Pinch Vol. Fire Department along with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department were on hand at the Pinch VFD main station for the arrival of their newly donated ATV. The Sheriff's Department graciously donated this vehicle to assist the department with daily operations along with assisting members to gain access in rural areas of our fire district. The vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter's Rescue Puppy

FF Patrick Clark, February 21

On 2/21 at 0340 hrs. Pinch Fire was alerted to the Rutledge area for an assistance call. METRO 911 notified that a small puppy had got stuck in the duct work of a residence and homeowners needed assistance. Rescue 2 and Utility 25 responded to the scene. When crews arrived on scene homeowners advised a 3 week old pit bull breed puppy had got into the duct work. It took crews approx. 30 minutes to ... (Full Story & Photos)

AFG Awards New Gear

FF Patrick Clark, February 18

Pinch Fire Department is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters' Grant. The grant was written by department members and Ohio Grant Writers for 30 new sets of Personal Protective Equipment. This is the largest gear delivery in the history of the Pinch Fire Department. The grant total was a astounding $78,000.

Members of the department formed a Gear Committee ... (Full Story & Photos)



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