|Mon. Jan 23rd 2017|
Mutal AId to Washington
Late Sunday evening and part of the early hours of Monday morning Engine 8 and Tanker 9 spent time in Washington at a large s...
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|Thu. Jan 5th 2017|
Mutal AId to Bethlehem
An early morning request for aid to our neighbors in the North jarred the department from their sleep at about 5am. Bet...
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|Mon. Mar 28th 2016|
Easter Ends with a reported structure fire
Just when the department thought they had made it through the holiday without a call................standby "structure f...
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|Sat. Feb 11th 2017|
FD Valetine Day's Breakfast - CANCELLED / Weather
Due to the weather forecast of snow and ice for the time frame of the breakfast tomorrow - we have decide to cancel the break...
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|Thu. Feb 2nd 2017|
HFC Valentine's Day Annual Breakfast
The Hotchkissville Fire Company of the WVFD will be hosting it's annual Valentine's Day pancake breakfast, Sunday Feb...
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|Thu. Jan 26th 2017|
One of the Top Ten fire causes - Heating Equipment
In 2009-2013, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 56,000 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losse...
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Late Sunday evening and part of the early hours of Monday morning Engine 8 and Tanker 9 spent time in Washington at a large structure fire. The two trucks were part of the tanker shuttle that was requested from Washington that need a large amount of water to extinguish the fore.
An early morning request for aid to our neighbors in the North jarred the department from their sleep at about 5am. Bethlehem needed a tanker to assist at a structure fire on Munger Lane. Luckily, the department was informed that it was under control and were returned prior to them ar...
Just when the department thought they had made it through the holiday without a call................standby "structure fire" across from 113 Minortown Road." Now if that didn't get the blood going. Turned out to be a pile of construction debris - luckily.
The WVFD had a very busy day. It was suppose to be a holiday but it was one of the departments busiest days in a while. The day started out with a car fire at 7:50 a.m., then a MVA at 11 a.m., then an illegal burn at 12:25 p.m. and a CO call shortly after that. None were major c...
The leap year Monday ended with the WVFD being requested to respond to Southbury, with our Tanker for a structure fire.
It was a quick stop by the Southbury crew and our truck got home just before midnight.
Thanks Southbury for requesting our help - we are here to support our mutual a...
Monday proved to be a slick day for driving. Luckily there were no injuries and the driver just needed assistance getting out of the car.
During the evening, while Engine 5 was still in New Milford, Engine 8 had just returned from Washington and Middlebury's Engine was still in town for coverage, the department got called to 22 Mountain Lane.
Upon arrival Chief Morgan found cooking was the culprit for the alarm. The...
Crews from 5 towns battle blaze that gutted home
BY JOHN MCKENNA ~ REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WASHINGTON, Conn. — A fast-moving fire left a house at 64 C...
BY PAUL SINGLEY ~ REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
Early Sunday morning the WVFD was called to assist the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department in fighting an early morning barn fire....
So, it's Monday - Yup and it was a busy one.
The day started off quiet and the department hoped it would stay that way. It was hot and humid. Who wants to put gear on and fight a fire in this weather?
Well, that wishful thinking ended a little after the noon whistle.&n...
One - Flanders Road - Tree on wires. Car 3, Cpt. Shaker, investigated and found some tree branches touching the wires as the wind blows. No FD response needed.
Two - Heather Court - Electrical outlet issues - sparking and arching. Car 6, Lt. Kiessling, investigates and fin...
Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department spent the overnight hours in South bury assisting them with a full blown structure fire. They arrived home about 4:30 and proceeded to put the engine back in order by 5am. They then had to get home to get ready for a very, long day at their real jobs...
Friday morning just before 10 the WVFD was called to the Mitchell Elementary School for a commercial alarm activation.
Upon arrival, Car 1 found that the alarm had been set off by the custodial staff. They alarm was reset and placed in test mode for 1 hour so the staff could finish pr...
The WVFD responded to one final call to usher March in. They received an fire alarm activation just after 9pm at a residence on Main St. While in route they received a update that it was set off by steam from a shower. All units were cancelled and returned.
The remainder o...
WVFD responded to a third call for a two car mva on Hollow Road. Upon the arrival of Car 4, he assumed command and updated all units the FD was not required but would assist the police with traffic.
The WVFD was called out to a C/O activation as their second call of the day.
They found readings from 21ppm-34ppm but no initial positive source. After a in depth investigation, they found the car had been allowed to "warm-up" in the garage and the exhaust was trapped in the...
March started off at 5am for WVFD. They were called to a fluid spill from a car accident at the town line of Woodbury and Watertown. They were no injuries but the fuel tank was damage and speedi-dri was applied.
At 7:58am WVFD was called out to the Library for an alarm activation. Upon their arrival, there was no smoke or fire found. The custodial staff was on site cleaning and vacuuming up salt and sand on the entry carpets but, other than that nothing was out of the norm. The alarm wa...
..............Finds no one home.
WVFD were called to assist Woodbury Ambulance Association with gaining access to a apartment for a "life assist" call. Responders did not get any answer from the tenant when they repeatedly knock on the door, so they call the FD a...
WVFD responded to a knee injury at a local ski area. Upon the arrival of first responding firefighters, the patient was found to be sitting at a table at the bottom of the slope and the fire department was not needed to assist with movement to the ambulance. All units were clear and t...
WVFD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Saturday just after the roads started getting slippery. A car went over an embankment of route 6, but the driver was not seriously hurt and the FD assisted him safety up the incline.
The WVFD responed to a injury on the ski slopes of the local ski area. The patient was on the slope and the WVFD assists the WAA with all removals of patients from the hill.
The firefighters assisted with the removal of the patient and cleared the scene.
WVFD responded to a known location for a commercial alarm activation and found burnt grilled cheese to be the culprit. All units were cleared quickly.
WVFD responded to a water emergency on White Deer Rocks Road. A pipe in the basement had burst and was spraying water in the direction of the electrical panel.
The water line was turned off. At the FD request a electrician looked at the panel and confirmed the power ...
WVFD was requested to standby at Southbury's main station while they worked a working structure fire. Engine 5 responded with a crew. While there they were dispatched to a call, which turned out to be burnt food.
They returned around 4pm.
WVFD was requested by Woodbury Ambulance to meter a home for CO. The ambulance had responded to a sick party call and was concerned with the signs and symptoms might be part of a exposure to CO.
The fire department responded and found very low and insignificant readings. The hom...
WVFD responded to a alarm activation to find a burst pipe in the bathroom above the detector. The water was turned off and the alarm was restored by the alarm company.
WVFD responded to an alarm activation at a local apartment complex and found dinner was not longer eatable. The apartment was vented out by opening windows and the fire department cleared.
WVFD were back at to Flanders Nature Center for a alarm activation. Water from the previous night call had pooled in the detector head and set the alarm off. The head was removed and the alarm company was notified.
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