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Wed. Jul 22nd 2015
Tractor/baler fire brings out Co. 2, Farmville VFD, and Darlington Heights VFD

Co. 2 dispatched to a tractor/bailer fire July 22 @ 15:30.  Thanks to Virginia Dept of Forestry personnel, Farmville FD,...

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Tue. Jul 30th 2013
Bomb Threat at Prince Edward County Courthouse

On July 30th, 2013, Farmville Communications received a call that there was a bomb in Prince Edward County Courthouse, and ga...

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Mon. Jul 29th 2013
Motor Vehicle Crash at Kingsville Road and Abilene Road

On July 29th 2013 at approximately 2:20am, Hampden-Sydney Fire was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash with no in...

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Wed. Feb 15th 2017
Burn Law in Effect

Notification from the Virginia Department of Forestry

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Wed. Oct 5th 2016
Upcoming Firefighter Training in Prince Edward County

Firefighter I is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 and will run until Feb. 2017.  Please check the files section on the left fo...

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Wed. Jul 23rd 2014

Hampden-Sydney Fire and EMS are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in joining our department, please fill out an on...

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Structure Fire Brings 8 Companies to Back Hampden-Sydney Road
Mon. Jun 4th 2012
On June 4th, 2012, at 11:22pm, 1st Lieutenant Justin Gordon reported a structure fire at 33 Whittakers Lane, off of Back Hampden-Sydney Road. It was reported to be a fully involved structure fire, heavy flames showing. A 911 call advised that all residents were out of the structure, and 1 resident needed to be evaluated for smoke inhalation. Company 1(Farmville Fire), Company 2(Hampden-Sydney Fire) and Company 4(Prospect Fire) were initially dispatched for the call. Once units arrived on scene, it was found that substantial shuttle operations were needed. Tankers and Engines were brought in from Company 3(Pamplin Fire), Company 7(Rice Fire), Company 6(Darlington Heights Fire), Company 5(Meherrin Fire) as well as Randolph Fire in Cumberland County. Prince Edward Rescue was also dispatched to the scene. Command was established by Farmville 103- Captain Bryan Saxtan. He reported a propane tank on the Alpha side of the residence. Soon after, the propane tank released its contents, causing a fireball to erupt on the front of the house. Another propane tank was located on the Delta side, which was cooled, and prevented from exploding. Shuttle operations worked with fire suppression throughout the night to knock the blaze down. At 2:11am, the scene was marked under control, and units were beginning to be released by command. Other units remained on scene to help with hotspots and cleanup. Remaining units were on scene until around 3:45am, when they cleared and returned to station. One resident was transported to Southside Community Hospital for smoke inhalation. Units on scene were: Farmville: Engine 1-2, Tanker 1-5, Utility 1; Hampden-Sydney: Engine 2-2; Pamplin: Engine 3-2, Tanker 3-5, Utility 3; Prospect: Engine 4-1, Engine 4-2, Tanker 4-5, Tanker 4-6, Auxiliary 4; Meherrin: Tanker 5-5; Darlington Heights: Engine 6-1, Tanker 6-5; Rice: Tanker 7-6, Utility 7, Randolph units, Prince Edward Rescue Medic 13. Thanks to all the departments and personnel with their assistance with the call. Photo credit to N. Adams Photography
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