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The Division of Fire responded to a call for service in Highland Springs for an electrical issue in a home on Nine Mile Road. Engine 14’s personnel determined the house wiring to be a hazard, with multiple layers of inappropriate wiring in the panel box and throughout the home. Engine 14 recognized the need to have the power cut off to prevent further issues from occurring. The house was no longer appropriate lodging for the two adults and one child. A call was placed to the Red Cross but they could not assist. Engine 14’s crew recognized that the occupants could not stay there until the home was repaired.
The occupants had no family in town, no vehicle to drive, and no place to stay tonight on Christmas Eve. The Henrico Firefighter Foundation funding issued to Battalion Chief 2 were used to put these occupants in a hotel for the night, so they had appropriate lodging. Engine 14 provided transportation to the hotel and met with hotel management. to meet the needs of the family.
The occupants were overwhelmed by the support they received and very grateful for our assistance.
Baker Elementary School
At 7:50AM on March 19th, 2017, Henrico County Emergency Communications Officers began receiving calls reporting smoke coming from the roof of Baker Elementary School located in the 6600 block of Willson Road in the county’s east end.
The first firefighters arrived in only two minutes, and found black smoke coming from the roof of the school. Personnel immediately went to work to locate the fire within the building. Because of the amount of smoke and concerns that the blaze could spread throughout the school, a second alarm was called, bringing over a dozen additional firefighters.
The Henrico Firefighter Foundation was able to support the operation by providing rehabilitation supplies to the firefighters at the incident. Through the financial resources now available from the Foundation on fire department command vehicles, chief officers were able to purchase supplies through a local vendor. These supplies would not have been available to the firefighters in a timely manner without the Foundation’s resources.
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Henrico Firefighter Foundation
Stokes Grymes - President
Kevin Fachetti - Vice President
Gerard Shaia - Treasurer
Erica Hill - Secretary
P.O. Box 2161
Glen Allen, VA, 23058