Pinch Volunteer Fire Department

2018 Responses
Runs Structure Fires MVA
Jan 65 11 13
Feb 52 2 15
Mar 50 3 11
Apr 50 2 9
May 42 4 8
Jun 48 5 15
Jul 83 2 24
Total 390 29 95

Past Responses
2017 659
2016 850
2015 732
2014 670
2013 832
2012 899
2011 786
2010 747
2009 771
Total 6946

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Nov 17, 2018

No Caption Victim partially trapped under car after rollover

CAPTAIN Duane Legg, October 10

Late Monday October 8, 2018 at approximately 1800 hrs metro 911 was notified of a vechle rollover on little sandy rd. In Elkview WV. Engines 23, 21 & utility 29 responded. On arrival it was determined that one of the two passengers was partially trapped under the vechile after it rolled approx 50’ over the hill.

Members quickly moved to lift the van off of the patient, using high pressure air bags. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention is off to a good start

CAPTAIN Duane Legg, September 26

Wednesday, September 26th Pinch Firemen visited with Shoals Elementary School in Mink Shoals on the Southern End of our Fire District. We were greeted by 15 Pre-K Students and a few parents. Firefighters and students discussed calling 9-1-1, Smoke Alarms, Stop-Drop & Roll, meeting places outside the house and what to do if they are trapped in side a burning home. Lt. Carr & Captain Legg were asked ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CAPTAIN Jonathan Coleman, April 04

Just before noon on April 4th two of our firefighters were heading to the Sanderson area to enjoy an afternoon riding there side-by-side, when they drove up on a passenger vehicle in a creek overflow/pond area. Water was noted to the roofline of the vehicle, with nobody around it. They were able to contact Metro 911 by radio and have Station 2 dispatched for a water rescue. Squad 2, Utility 29, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Late Night Search & Rescue

FF Justin Withrow, February 25

At approximately 2300 hours last night, February 24th, Metro alerted station 2 for a missing person in the greater Sanderson area. The male had gone out with a family member and had gotten stuck in the mud, the family member was able to walk out but this gentleman became lost in the woods and dialed 911.
Throughout the rainy night, crews from Pinch VFD, Clay VFD & Lizemore VFD searched the northern ... (Full Story)

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AUX/SUPPORT Kelli Wagoner, February 23

Our St. Patrick's Day tshirts are ready for ordering!! We will take orders until March 1st. If you would like to pick up your shirt at the fire station to avoid shipping charges, please use coupon code PICKUP when checking out. (Full Story & Photos)

Daring Swiftwater Rescue

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, January 20

On the evening of January 12th at approx. 2215 hrs Pinch FD was alerted to a vehicle that was swept off of a low water bridge into the Little Sandy Creek. Pinch VFD requested mutual aid from Frame & Clendenin VFD’s. Upon arrival E23 reported an SUV with 1 adult occupant trapped inside the vehicle. The driver was trapped but not injured in the cab of the SUV. the vechicle was quickly filling with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Propane Leak Causes Home Explosion

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, January 20

In the early morning hours of January 12th Pinch FD was alerted to a investigation of leaking propane. Prior to arrival Metro 911 updated the responding crews that a 1000 gal. residential propane tank had broken loose from its mounts on a hillside above the residents and rolled into the side on the home leaking propane. Upon arriving in the area utility 25 with a crew of 2 staged to reference ... (Full Story & Photos)

2017 Awards Ceremony

LIEUTENANT Charles Cunningham, December 09

Pinch VFD held their annual Christmas Dinner and Awards ceremony on Friday, December 8th. We would like to thank all our members for the dedication, selflessness and hard work that they all show every day of the year. Extra recognition has been given to a few of our members for Years of Service, Top 10 Run Makers and Exceptional Meritorious Service.

Years of Service Awards:
Firefighter JT Thaxton ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Wagoner and Santa
Chief Wagoner and Santa



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