Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2017 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 64 11 14
Feb 65 8 15
Mar 59 8 14
Apr 44 12 12
May 49 2 15
Jun 46 3 12
Jul 57 6 10
Aug 48 5 13
Total 432 55 105

Past Responses
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 6287

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A heartfelt thank you for heroic work during 2016 flood

AUX/SUPPORT Kelli Ashworth, August 07

The floods of June 2016 will not be soon forgotten. Our department worked tirelessly at the time of this disaster and the days and weeks following. On August 4th, 2017 a letter to the editor was published in the Charleston Gazette Mail regarding the night of June 23rd, 2016. Our members selflessly serve their community and we are honored and humbled to receive such a tribute. Below is that letter.


June ... (Full Story)

5th Annual Hootenanny in the Hills!

FF Justin Withrow, August 01

ATV/UTV/Motorcycle Poker Ride, Door Prizes, T-Shirts, Food, 50/50 Drawing

$15.00 per poker player (must be 18 years or older)
$10.00 per rider non poker player
kids 10 and under are free

Online registration is now OPEN!! If you have any problems with the online registration please message us.

Preregistration will start in the coming month, be sure to keep ... (Full Story)

Water Rescues in Northern WV

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, July 30

In the early hour's of Saturday July 29th several counties in WV awoke to rising flood waters. Over the course of several hours 4+inches of rain fell causing many area's of flooding. At approximately 6 am Pinch FD along with Clendenin (St.1),Frame (St.34), Glasgow (St.7) and Kanawha Co. Emergency Management took 5 boats and almost 2 dozen rescue personal. During the time of operation these crews aided ... (Full Story & Photos)

Utility 29 & Boat 2
Utility 29 & Boat 2

Lieutenant Hodge receives his new shield from Chief Wagoner.
Lieutenant Hodge receives his new shield from Chief Wagoner.

Vacant Lieutenant Position Filled

CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, July 06

Our Big Chimney Station has had a vacant Lieutenant position since Lieutenant Clark moved North to serve the citizens of Harrison County. Tonight Chief Wagoner asked Firefighter Garrin Hodge if he would fill that vacancy, and he accepted the new role. Lieutenant Hodge has served with the Pinch VFD since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience in both firefighting and construction as he steps up into ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members Receive World Class Training

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, May 14

Over the course of a week, several Pinch members attended cutting edge training at the WV Safety Expo. Pinch members attended classes about Leadership, Thermal Imaging, Firefighter Health & Safety and several others. Instructors from all over the nation sharpened skills and introduced new ideas & practices which will allow our members to more effectively and efficiently keep the citizens in our fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

New PVFD Sutphen Engine at the WV Safety Expo
New PVFD Sutphen Engine at the WV Safety Expo

Recruitment Drive 2017

FF Justin Withrow, May 03

This month we are looking to add to our ranks! Have you ever wanted to become a firefighter? Do you have the passion to do more for your neighbors and your community? Visit our recruitment page and download an application, send us and email or come by any Thursday evening and meet everyone!... (Full Story)

Gas Line Incident In First Due Area

FF Justin Withrow, April 27

This morning at 0914 we were alerted to an external gas leak in the parking lot of Bridge Elementary, first due company was Squad 2. Upon arriving to the scene, Chief Wagoner observed that the incident occurred while a contractor was paving the lot and ruptured the gas pipe underneath the ground. Due to the circumstances, he ordered the next due company, Engine 22 to lay a supply line and prepare ... (Full Story & Photos)

Right Place At The Right Time

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, April 03

On Sunday March 26th at approx. 1157 hrs Pinch VFD was alerted to an accident with injuries on I-79 N at the 1 mile marker. Prior to FD units arriving on scene dispatch informed responding units there was a pending cardiac arrest. A PVFD member along with Law Enforcement arrived on scene within a very short amount of time to find a male patient slumped in the drivers seat of the vehicle. During a ... (Full Story & Photos)



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