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January 16th thru 22nd is National Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week. Chesapeake Fire Department has a Community Risk ...
01/19/2023
What is CRR?

January 16th thru 22nd is National Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week. Chesapeake Fire Department has a Community Risk Reduction Division. The CRR Division has our Fire Marshals, Inspectors, Administrative Staff, and the Fire and Life Safety Educator. It is also where Cinco has his office.

What is CRR?
CRR is the process of identifying and prioritizing local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce the occurrence or impact of those risks. Here is a video from our partners at Virginia Department of Fire Programs that can explain it more.

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a systematic and proactive means to manage risk within the community. Watch as VDFP's Community Risk Reduction Coordinator ...

Chesapeake Fire Lieutenant Craig Paulding was awarded the 2023 MLK Leadership Award this past weekend.  He was recognize...
01/18/2023

Chesapeake Fire Lieutenant Craig Paulding was awarded the 2023 MLK Leadership Award this past weekend. He was recognized for demonstrating a high degree of professional excellence and leadership in our organization. Lt. Paulding is currently assigned as a Training Officer where he mentors the next generation of Chesapeake firefighters. Congrats Craig!!

Today is National Hat Day, our firefighters wear all sorts of hats in their daily job duties. Every firefighter and offi...
01/15/2023

Today is National Hat Day, our firefighters wear all sorts of hats in their daily job duties. Every firefighter and officer has a helmet color to easily identify them on a scene. Chiefs, Captains, and Lieutenants all wear white helmets. Firefighters wear yellow. Recruits/Probationary firefighters wear red.

01/14/2023

Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Some of our CFD family wanted to share their pets with you today. We would love to see some of yours too, so share in the comments.

01/13/2023

It's gonna be a good day.... were you singing along? Firefighters take great pride in a clean rig and a clean station. Get your application in by January 27th. To apply, please follow the link for more information: https://jobs.cityofchesapeake.net/

01/12/2023

Run, don't walk to get your applications in now for Chesapeake Fire Department! Get your application in by January 27th. To apply, please follow the link for more information: https://jobs.cityofchesapeake.net/

01/07/2023

Are you ready to get to work, on a new career? Chesapeake Fire Department is accepting applications! Right now is the best time to join Chesapeake Fire! Get your application in by January 27th. To apply, please follow the link for more information: https://jobs.cityofchesapeake.net/

01/06/2023
01/06/2023

Chesapeake Fire Department is accepting applications! Flip the switch and shine some light on a new career opportunity. Right now is the best time to join Chesapeake Fire! Get your application in by January 27th. To apply, please follow the link for more information: https://jobs.cityofchesapeake.net/

Each year people die from blood loss caused by violence, injuries from car crashes, etc. despite having injuries that co...
01/05/2023

Each year people die from blood loss caused by violence, injuries from car crashes, etc. despite having injuries that could have been treated. People also die every year from sudden cardiac arrest because no one knew CPR or how to properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Chesapeake Fire Department is offering a training course titled, “Bleed Control/CPR Training” to all City employees. The class uses simulated blood and mannequins for a hands-on experience on to control serious bleeding, perform effective CPR, and use an AED. With these lifesaving skills, they may have the ability to save someone’s life.

Today was the first  of the year! Mr. Rush is a 2 year old pit bull with quite the personality. He rides great in the ca...
01/05/2023

Today was the first of the year! Mr. Rush is a 2 year old pit bull with quite the personality. He rides great in the car, jumps right in to meetings, enjoyed a tour of 3 stations and time with the crews. As always, his favorite toy was the squeaky (now squeakerless) broccoli. Every field tripper has blankets, leashes, snacks, a whole bunch of toys to choose from, and a water bowl in my bag. They always choose the broccoli. Take some time and stop on to visit Mr. Rush and see if he would be a good fit for your home. Chesapeake Animal Services

01/04/2023
Chesapeake Fire Firefighter Roles

The Chesapeake Fire Department is accepting applications! Right now is a great time to come join our Fire Family and start your career with Chesapeake Fire! Get your application in by January 27th. To apply, please follow the link for more information: https://tinyurl.com/mryzuccm

It’s  day with Mr. Rush today!
01/04/2023

It’s day with Mr. Rush today!

🔥All Fired Up🔥

Tomorrow our Firehouse Field Trip program returns! This program is a collaborative partnership between Chesapeake Animal Services and the Chesapeake Fire Department!

Each quarter, a shelter animal will spend the day with the crew at one of the City's fire stations. The program is mutually beneficial, relieving stress and bringing joy to both fire department personnel and shelter animals in Chesapeake.

Rush is a 2-year-old male pit bull terrier mix who came to CAS as a stray in May. He was adopted in June but was unfortunately returned to us in September when his family lost their housing.

Rush is a sweet boy who is good on a leash, loves head rubs, and seems happiest when he gets to just hang out near you. His tail constantly wags! Rush enjoys milkbones and knows how to sit. He also takes treats very gently. He is open to the idea of living in a home with another dog.❤

We are excited to see how Rush spends his day with Chesapeake Fire tomorrow!

To tag along with our Firehouse Field Trips, follow Chesapeake Fire Department and Chesapeake Animal Services.

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01/03/2023

Although it does not feel like it outside on a 70 degree January day, it is the first Tuesday of 2023, Test It Tuesday! Check all of the smoke alarms in your home today for working batteries and for any that may not be working! Remember, Hear the Beep, Get on Your Feet!

Crews worked an early morning fire at Wilson Village Shopping Center in Great Bridge.  Several businesses affected.  Exc...
01/03/2023

Crews worked an early morning fire at Wilson Village Shopping Center in Great Bridge. Several businesses affected. Excellent work by multiple companies getting this under control before additional damage was done.

01/02/2023
From all of us at Chesapeake Fire, we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!
01/01/2023

From all of us at Chesapeake Fire, we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!

12/30/2022

Chesapeake is the City That Cares, have you thought about how illegal fireworks affect your neighbors? Nicole Miller Operations Chapter Operations Manager for the Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia and fellow Chesapeake resident, stopped by the Peake Life set to talk about that. Please leave fireworks to the professionals this holiday season!

12/29/2022

Not only are fireworks dangerous, nearly all types of fireworks are illegal in Chesapeake. Chesapeake is the City That Cares, have you thought about how fireworks affect wildlife? The permitted wildlife rehabilitators from EVELYN'S WILDLIFE REFUGE would like to share that information. Please leave fireworks to the professionals this holiday season!

12/28/2022
Chesapeake Pets and Fireworks

Due to the dangers and risks of fireworks, nearly all types of fireworks are illegal in Chesapeake. Chesapeake is the City That Cares, have you thought about how illegal fireworks affect our neighborhood pets? Dr. Ashlie Hancock from Hickory Veterinary Hospital explains. Please leave fireworks to the professionals this holiday season!

12/28/2022
Merry Christmas from all of us at Chesapeake Fire! Have a safe and very happy holiday!
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from all of us at Chesapeake Fire! Have a safe and very happy holiday!

Ember had all of her friends over for a going away movie party. She and her friend Tabitha leave tonight with Santa and ...
12/24/2022

Ember had all of her friends over for a going away movie party. She and her friend Tabitha leave tonight with Santa and she will be back next year. Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

Last year we shared Ember’s recipe for her favorite peppermint hot chocolate. Somehow she made friends with Martha and t...
12/22/2022

Last year we shared Ember’s recipe for her favorite peppermint hot chocolate. Somehow she made friends with Martha and they exchanged recipes. So tonight Martha and Snoop came over to bake some cookies for Ember’s going away party. Poor Martha was trying to teach her the recipe, and Ember only wanted to talk about cooking safety and always having a fire extinguisher nearby. Christmas is the second leading day for home fires in the US. These fires are often caused by Christmas trees that have not been properly watered, candles left burning, faulty use of decorations, and unattended cooking. Please stay fire safe and enjoy your holiday!

What happens when you're a hound named Rufus and your owner is involved in a minor vehicle accident,  well you get to ri...
12/22/2022

What happens when you're a hound named Rufus and your owner is involved in a minor vehicle accident, well you get to ride home in a Battalion Chief's vehicle with Capt. Ted Ambrose. We usually call this the "WOW Factor" but in this case, it's the "Bow Wow Factor" Looks like one happy basset hound. 🐶🐶🚒

McDonalds invited Chesapeake Fire and Santa to spend some time with them today, of course we were happy to say yes! Sant...
12/22/2022

McDonalds invited Chesapeake Fire and Santa to spend some time with them today, of course we were happy to say yes! Santa arrived and made lots of new friends while we spread some Christmas cheer in the drive thru until the rain started. Thank you JS& J Restaurants INC for make our day Merry!

We are just waiting for Santa and the fire engine to arrive this morning here at McDonalds. Stop by and say hello 9-11am...
12/22/2022

We are just waiting for Santa and the fire engine to arrive this morning here at McDonalds. Stop by and say hello 9-11am today, at 400 Battlefield Boulevard South.

Ember’s friend Buddy the Elf loves sugar. Today he was eating cookies, candy, and about to drink some maple syrup when h...
12/21/2022

Ember’s friend Buddy the Elf loves sugar. Today he was eating cookies, candy, and about to drink some maple syrup when he started feeling bad, and passed out. Medic 7 went to work getting him stable, checking his blood sugar, listening to his breath sounds, and checking his pupils. Thankfully Buddy just ate too much sugar. Ember learned about the ambulance and how to check vitals on a patient. She would love to become an EMT or drive the ambulance, but she can’t reach the pedals yet.

Thank you to our friends from LEVOC Family Services for visiting Station 12 today.
12/21/2022

Thank you to our friends from LEVOC Family Services for visiting Station 12 today.

Fire station 12 had some visitors today! Ember the Elf, Cinco and Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs, some wonderful families, an...
12/20/2022

Fire station 12 had some visitors today! Ember the Elf, Cinco and Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs, some wonderful families, and Santa! Santa stopped in to visit the firefighters and read to the kids and Cinco was there for the kisses! Thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit!

We all see the kids looking at cell phones and tablets, why not let them learn some fire safety while they are looking? ...
12/20/2022

We all see the kids looking at cell phones and tablets, why not let them learn some fire safety while they are looking? Sparky.org has games for kids, like match games, tour of a fire truck, even a whack a tile game! Sparky was trying to keep Ember busy today and showed her how to find them. She has been playing for hours and now she wants to download some fun coloring sheets! Thank you Sparky The Fire Dog for your help today.

Ember went along today to film another part of our upcoming PSA. Today we were with permitted animal rehabbers from EVEL...
12/19/2022

Ember went along today to film another part of our upcoming PSA. Today we were with permitted animal rehabbers from EVELYN'S WILDLIFE REFUGE. Ember made lots of new friends, baby raccoons, opossums, turtles, cats, and Duncan the bearded dragon who put on his favorite Santa suit for the visit. Stay tuned next week for the videos to see all of her friends today.

Come visit Fire Station 12 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!
12/19/2022

Come visit Fire Station 12 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!

Come visit Fire Station 12 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!
12/17/2022

Come visit Fire Station 12 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!

Santa visited Station 3 today and read a book about catching an Elf. Cinco and Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs were there for ...
12/16/2022

Santa visited Station 3 today and read a book about catching an Elf. Cinco and Deputy Fire Marshal Gibbs were there for free Cinco kisses for everyone and then they had a tour of the fire station and the engine. Ember and her engine 3 friend SB were playing hide and seek with the kids, but we did see Ember listening to Santa. Thank you to everyone that came to visit today!

Ember made a new friend yesterday in Chief Wooten’s office, his name is Clark. Ember really loved his house and all of t...
12/15/2022

Ember made a new friend yesterday in Chief Wooten’s office, his name is Clark. Ember really loved his house and all of the lights that he and his son Russ put up. Clark told Ember some crazy holiday stories, and about some electrical lessons he learned while decorating one Christmas, there is even a documentary about it. Ember invited Clark over to watch the movie together. Clark pointed out that his wife Ellen found too many plugs into extension cords and an overloaded outlet. Ember knows now to only use a power strip that has been tested by a qualified testing laboratory. Sparky The Fire Dog stopped by to help explain how to tell if a product is Underwriter Laboratories tested for safety certification.

Come visit Station 3 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!
12/15/2022

Come visit Station 3 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!

Ember was literally hanging out with some new friends today at Hickory Veterinary Hospital while we were working on a ne...
12/15/2022

Ember was literally hanging out with some new friends today at Hickory Veterinary Hospital while we were working on a new PSA. Thank you Dr. Hancock for talking to us today, and saving Ember’s hat.

Come visit Station 3 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!
12/14/2022

Come visit Station 3 and read along with Santa, say hello to Cinco, and meet Ember the Elf!

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Thanks for the smile Station 8!
Chesapeake Fire Department and its community: anyone recognize this guy?
Cannot sing the praises of these Chesapeake Fire Department Station 4 firefighters and thank them enough for making this little guy’s day today! With a 3 year old little boy, it’s not unusual for us to end up outside when any first responder vehicles, garbage trucks or construction equipment are in the nearby vicinity of our house. (I promise we’re not out there gawking being nosy neighbors, he’s a fan of the vehicles and their crews! 😂) Even just a wave from a driver gets him giddy, but the amazing unprompted community outreach these guys exemplified today for him was unmatched as they were outside our house doing a training exercise using the hydrant and field next door! Not only did they come over to ease any concerns on why they were there (which we didn’t have, just simply a fan watching the show 😂), once they were done, “Tony” introduced himself and invited Maddox to enjoy a quick impromptu personal tour of the ins and outs of the fire truck and they even offered up a photo op for him before they left. It’s the little kindnesses these days that stand out more than ever in these crazy times, and I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to give these guys (and Tony especially) a major kudos and thank them for going out their way to make this little boy’s day today!
Members of the Admin and Fire Prevention staff have grown their own mustaches in support of Chloe and Jordyn
Here are two photographs that I took on King Neptune while he was illuminated red in the honor and remembrance of the Fallen Firefighters.
As a member of the Chesapeake Cert Team. This a major shout out to the firefighters that help battle that fire to save some of what left of Gabriel Chapel this morning
Look You guys are on tv fatal attraction thanks for all your services
TBT. Salvage 9 out of old #9 in Brentwood. It was originally Rescue 3, 3rd Battalion, and painted white with an orange stripe. Ben Newberry and the volunteers of the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Dept were the keepers of the truck so to speak.
Just wanted to say I love you all and am praying diligently for my family here at the CFD! I am here if you need me and there if you need me. It is a true privilege to work with you and to assist you as a chaplain. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or the other chaplains. We are a resource for you and your families.
Medic 3 & Engine 3 out of the Indian River Firehouse
Thankyou to the fire department that was over off border for stopping and helping us! We were struggling with this fridge and they helped us! We thought their was a fire or something then they came in our yard and offered services...thankyou
Thanks for all your hard work on delia drive!!!
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