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Chesapeake Fire Department Social Media Comment Policy

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The City of Chesapeake encourages comments and sharing of information directly related to the topics in posts. In order to serve the public interests of decorum and order, the following types of comments will be removed from all of the City’s social media pages:

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Spam or advertisements; and links to other Pages or websites, except for other City of Chesapeake social media pages;

Promote illegal activity;

Promote or oppose a political candidate, political organization or ballot initiative;

Personal attacks against one or more named individuals;

Personal, medical, or financial information that would jeopardize the safety or privacy of any person;

Violent, obscene, or profane comments or content;

Repeated identical comments;

Threaten any person or organization;

Information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations. To manage City staff resources (your tax dollars), comments and postings are periodically monitored during regular business hours. The City’s social media pages are not monitored for Virginia Freedom of Information Act requests. Requests to inspect or copy public records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act must be made to the appropriate FOIA Officer. The City’s social media pages are not monitored for service requests. To create an official service request, call the Chesapeake Customer Contact Center at 757-382-2489 or visit www.CityofChesapeake.net/Requests. The comments expressed on the City of Chesapeake’s social media pages do not reflect the opinions and position of the City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake City Council, or its officers and employees. Please note that social media platforms may remove comments that violate those individual platforms’ Community Standards or Terms of Service. If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected].

This week is Winter Weather Awareness Week, and the CFD Emergency Management folks shared their information with Ember a...
12/07/2023

This week is Winter Weather Awareness Week, and the CFD Emergency Management folks shared their information with Ember and Tabitha. Ember was asked to drive Engine 3 this afternoon and her first call, you guessed it, Tabitha was driving and lost control on the ice. Now they are back to station 3 reading about getting prepared for winter weather. You would think that being from the North Pole they could teach us, but to learn more please visit: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDgsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vdGlueXVybC5jb20vNGQyYnBycDk_dXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWdvdmRlbGl2ZXJ5IiwiYnVsbGV0aW5faWQiOiIyMDIzMTIwMS44NjQ2Nzg5MSJ9.uypIO6sD5NdMUSSAZyIN6PRQ-2d6zcXd-QuaJnixIAI/s/1992137627/br/232051946300-l

It’s Test It Tuesday! Ember told Tabitha that she can’t have queso and tacos on Taco Tuesday until you test your smoke a...
12/06/2023

It’s Test It Tuesday! Ember told Tabitha that she can’t have queso and tacos on Taco Tuesday until you test your smoke alarms to make sure they are all working properly. It sounds like all of my alarms are working great here, how about yours?

Tonight Joe was showing Ember and Tabitha how important it is for the fire department to be able to read your house numb...
12/04/2023

Tonight Joe was showing Ember and Tabitha how important it is for the fire department to be able to read your house numbers. House numbers should be easily visible day or night from the street when the emergency apparatus arrives. This enables us to find the address and get help to you faster. Don’t decorate over your house numbers and make sure that all vegetation is cut back so they are visible.

Just like one of the kids coming home for the holidays, Ember and Tabitha brought all of their dirty laundry with them. ...
12/03/2023

Just like one of the kids coming home for the holidays, Ember and Tabitha brought all of their dirty laundry with them. Ember was teaching Tabitha how important it is to clean out the dryer lint trap every time you use the dryer, to help prevent dryer fires from happening. Somehow that turned into making a dryer vent tent and using lint to make a sleeping bag with the dryer sheets. These elves could definitely be up for mischief this month!

This morning Operation Meet Santa Claus 2023 took place at Station 5. Crafts, bells, breakfast, the fire and life safety...
12/03/2023

This morning Operation Meet Santa Claus 2023 took place at Station 5. Crafts, bells, breakfast, the fire and life safety house, and plenty of CFD apparatus for everyone! Sparky was there, and Ember and Tabatha decided to hitch a ride with Santa! Stay tuned to see what Ember learns this month during her visit to CFD!

12/01/2023

Today eleven officers were part of the Promotional and Badge Pinning Ceremony from the Chesapeake Fire Department. Please enjoy video of the ceremony. Part two. Congratulations to all of our new officers, and their families.

12/01/2023

Today eleven officers were part of the Promotional and Badge Pinning Ceremony from the Chesapeake Fire Department. Please enjoy video of the ceremony. Part one. Congratulations to all of our new officers, and their families.

12/01/2023

***UPDATE*** due to internet difficulties we are unable to go live at this time. We will post the recorded version directly after the ceremony. Thank you for your understanding.

Chesapeake Fire Department will be sharing the Promotional and Badge Pinning Ceremony live this afternoon at 1pm. Please join us as we celebrate our newly promoted officers.

11/30/2023
11/23/2023

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the United States, and Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day for cooking related fires. Please be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving Chesapeake!

11/22/2023

Today, we remember the precious lives lost on November 22, 2022. We send love to their family and friends. We send love to those who were hurt – physically and emotionally – by this senseless act. We send gratitude to the first responders who ran toward the danger. We send appreciation to the teams of support service providers who continue to this day to help those affected.

If you or someone you know needs help coping with the weight of this tragedy, help is available. Please call Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare at 757-547-9334 during office hours or call 757-548-7000 for 24/7 emergency services.

Deputy Chief Gulisano issued two more helmets ahead of the December 1st promotions.  Big congratulations to Lt. Tommy Be...
11/21/2023

Deputy Chief Gulisano issued two more helmets ahead of the December 1st promotions. Big congratulations to Lt. Tommy Bell and Lt. Ben Gregory. Job well done! 🚒

11/21/2023
Deputy Fire Chief Gulisano presented Captain Richard Byrd his promotional helmet at Station 2. Congratulations Captain B...
11/20/2023

Deputy Fire Chief Gulisano presented Captain Richard Byrd his promotional helmet at Station 2. Congratulations Captain Byrd! The promotion will be formally celebrated on December 1st.

Deputy Chief Gulisano and other members of the Command staff were at Station 10 for two helmet presentations. Congratula...
11/20/2023

Deputy Chief Gulisano and other members of the Command staff were at Station 10 for two helmet presentations. Congratulations to Captain Derek Holland and Lieutenant Kellyn Fain on your well deserved promotions! These promotions will be formally celebrated on December 1st.

Second Battalion units did an excellent job quickly bringing an exterior fire under control at 1245 Cedar Rd.  A fire st...
11/18/2023

Second Battalion units did an excellent job quickly bringing an exterior fire under control at 1245 Cedar Rd. A fire started in a support column in front of the shopping center which resulted in the evacuation of several businesses. Firefighters forced entry into the concealed spaces and contained the fire to the column and overhead soffit. No injuries were reported. 🚒

New Harvest Christian Co-Op homeschool group came for a visit with Station 4 this morning. Looks like everyone enjoyed t...
11/18/2023

New Harvest Christian Co-Op homeschool group came for a visit with Station 4 this morning. Looks like everyone enjoyed their visit! Thank you for coming by and all of the goodies you shared with our firefighters today!

Thank you to our visitors from B. M. Williams Primary School today. Station 4 had all smiles this morning while showing ...
11/17/2023

Thank you to our visitors from B. M. Williams Primary School today. Station 4 had all smiles this morning while showing the station and the apparatus. Even Cinco and Master Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs were there to say hello!

Thank you for helping the CFD cross the finish line and reach our goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  We are looking ...
11/16/2023

Thank you for helping the CFD cross the finish line and reach our goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We are looking forward to walking this Saturday, November 18th, in honor of retired Captain Bill Lee, retired Lieutenant Earl Hollowell, and all the individuals who are fighting against Alzheimer's.

On Monday morning our friends from the Pennewell Playgroup came to visit Station 5. The visitors went on a station tour,...
11/14/2023

On Monday morning our friends from the Pennewell Playgroup came to visit Station 5. The visitors went on a station tour, were able to see all of the fire apparatus including the brand new Ladder 5, Master Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs and everyone’s favorite partner Cinco, and even had a chance to try flowing water using a hand line. Thank you for your visit!

Deputy Chief Sam Gulisano and members of the command staff congratulated Captain David King on his promotion to Battalio...
11/14/2023

Deputy Chief Sam Gulisano and members of the command staff congratulated Captain David King on his promotion to Battalion Chief. This much deserved promotion will be celebrated formally on December 1. Congrats BC King.

Chesapeake and Norfolk firefighters worked an early morning structure fire on B Street in the South Norfolk area.  Norfo...
11/14/2023

Chesapeake and Norfolk firefighters worked an early morning structure fire on B Street in the South Norfolk area. Norfolk Engine Company 8 arrived first, stretching hose lines to the rear of the structure. Firefighters made quick work of this job, combined efforts brought this under control in 13 minutes preventing the fire from extending further into the house. No injuries, Red Cross is assisting with lodging. Automatic-aid at work!!

Chesapeake firefighters worked a two-story residential fire this evening on Spring Maple Ct in Greenbrier.  Significant ...
11/14/2023

Chesapeake firefighters worked a two-story residential fire this evening on Spring Maple Ct in Greenbrier. Significant damage to the structure, two minor injuries transported to local emergency rooms for evaluation. Quick work by all, especially the first due companies. 🚒

11/13/2023

Watch the Special K-9 Swearing In Ceremony for Chesapeake Fire Urban Search and Rescue K-9's Chirp and Pluto, and Chesapeake Police Department Electronic Storage Detection K-9 Quincy. Welcome to the Chesapeake Family!

11/11/2023
Deputy Chief Sam Gulisano and members of the command staff congratulated Battalion Chief Paul Pongratz and Lieutenant Ja...
11/10/2023

Deputy Chief Sam Gulisano and members of the command staff congratulated Battalion Chief Paul Pongratz and Lieutenant Jason Early during a helmet presentation at Firehouse 10. Both of these much deserved promotions will be celebrated formally on December 1.

Special day in Chesapeake as we celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cornland School Rehabilitation Project.  Th...
11/09/2023

Special day in Chesapeake as we celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cornland School Rehabilitation Project. The future Historical Village at the Dismal Swamp will feature a visitors center, connection to the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, and other outdoor exhibits which tell the important history of this area.

Chesapeake Fire was honored to participate in this year’s Battling Cancer Series Flag Football Tournament with our neigh...
11/05/2023

Chesapeake Fire was honored to participate in this year’s Battling Cancer Series Flag Football Tournament with our neighboring brothers and sisters. We fell short of bringing home the trophy, but it was a strong battle to the end with Newport News Fire Dept. Thanks to Suffolk Fire & Rescue for hosting. 🚒 🏈

11/04/2023
11/03/2023

The clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning. Since it will be getting darker earlier, you may need a working flashlight to find all of your clocks! While you are at it, why not check out the Chesapeake Fire Department Emergency Management page to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. https://shorturl.at/cfrvH

Recently Chesapeake Television and City of Chesapeake Government  presented a four part series on the Opioid Crisis in C...
10/31/2023

Recently Chesapeake Television and City of Chesapeake Government presented a four part series on the Opioid Crisis in Chesapeake. In each episode they discuss a different part of the crisis, and even interviewed Fire Chief Elliott. Learn how someone can become addicted, and the science behind it. Hear from someone who has lived experience with addiction, and first responders who respond to overdose calls almost every day. Learn about city resources and the path to recovery. Watch episode one here and check the comments for the next three episodes.

In this first episode of The Opioid Crisis in Our City, we learn how someone can become addicted, how illegal drugs are getting into our City, and the protoc...

Congratulation to Division Chief Mike Thibeault who was appointed as the Chesapeake Fire Department's next Deputy Fire C...
10/31/2023

Congratulation to Division Chief Mike Thibeault who was appointed as the Chesapeake Fire Department's next Deputy Fire Chief. Chief Thibeault joined the department on November 1, 1996 and progressed through the ranks. He will assume his new role on January 1, 2024 and oversee Operations, EMS, Training, and Health & Safety.

Quick work by E7 and Second Battalion companies this morning on a detached garage fire.  The structure was engulfed in f...
10/31/2023

Quick work by E7 and Second Battalion companies this morning on a detached garage fire. The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but good hose placement and exposure protection saved the house and a neighboring garage. 🚒

Firefighter/Paramedic Madyson Mulligan was recognized by Chief Gulisano and members of the command staff for completing ...
10/30/2023

Firefighter/Paramedic Madyson Mulligan was recognized by Chief Gulisano and members of the command staff for completing her Advanced Life Support certification and being released to practice in the TEMS region. FF/PM Mulligan is assigned to Firehouse 14 in the Greenbrier area.
Congratulations Madyson, we are proud of your achievement!

Firefighter/Paramedic Jamey Woods was recognized by Chief Gulisano and members of the command staff for completing his A...
10/30/2023

Firefighter/Paramedic Jamey Woods was recognized by Chief Gulisano and members of the command staff for completing his Advanced Life Support certification and being released to practice in the TEMS region. FF/PM Woods is assigned to Firehouse 4 in the Greenbrier area.
Congratulations Jamey, we are proud of your achievement!

Make sure that all of the little monsters stay safe at Halloween by using just a few simple tips:*Choose costumes that t...
10/30/2023

Make sure that all of the little monsters stay safe at Halloween by using just a few simple tips:
*Choose costumes that they can safely walk in ad see out of the eye holes.
*Be careful and watch for pumpkins that have flame burning candles inside.
*When going to parties or events, make sure that they know two ways in case of an emergency.
*Carry a flashlight, use a glow stick, or even reflective tape on their costumes to make them more visible to passing vehicles.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

CFD units are currently on the scene of a commercial hazardous material fire
10/27/2023

CFD units are currently on the scene of a commercial hazardous material fire

10/27/2023

As we are wrapping up Fire Prevention Month, here is something fun from Sparky The Fire Dog that our pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade teachers can share with the kids. And fun fact, this fire department actually does have a rubber duck!

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