Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department

Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department Interested in joining? Applications can be submitted at our monthly business meeting on the 2nd Tuesday. Can’t make it? Stop in anytime you see us.

No experience needed, no pay, weird hours, cool shirts, & sweet rides.

Operating as usual

09/18/2021

Today our Richlands Fire department family lost a devoted firefighter and friend. Mr. Virgil Jarmen gave 50 plus years of service to his community and the department. Our prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.

Come see your first responders today at Mission BBQ in Jacksonville. 7 County Volunteer Fire department’s, Naval Hospita...
09/11/2021

Come see your first responders today at Mission BBQ in Jacksonville. 7 County Volunteer Fire department’s, Naval Hospital Critical Care transport, Jacksonville PD, Onslow County Sheriff Deputies and EMS! We are all here until 2 pm!

Come see your first responders today at Mission BBQ in Jacksonville. 7 County Volunteer Fire department’s, Naval Hospital Critical Care transport, Jacksonville PD, Onslow County Sheriff Deputies and EMS! We are all here until 2 pm!

“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the h...
09/11/2021

“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
—President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

Let us pray for the loved ones left behind, the ones who are still suffering from the hazards they faced that day and honor the heroes we lost.

#neverforgotten #firefighters #remember

“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
—President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

Let us pray for the loved ones left behind, the ones who are still suffering from the hazards they faced that day and honor the heroes we lost.

#neverforgotten #firefighters #remember

Meet the newest member of our Rhodestown family. Firefighter Samantha Kusterbeck and her husband Kurt welcomed their son...
08/29/2021

Meet the newest member of our Rhodestown family. Firefighter Samantha Kusterbeck and her husband Kurt welcomed their son into the world yesterday morning. Little Friedrich “Fritz” arrived at 9:26 am, 8 lbs 14oz. Mama, baby and family are all doing great.

Meet the newest member of our Rhodestown family. Firefighter Samantha Kusterbeck and her husband Kurt welcomed their son into the world yesterday morning. Little Friedrich “Fritz” arrived at 9:26 am, 8 lbs 14oz. Mama, baby and family are all doing great.

☀️We still have a high heat index the next few days. Remember how quickly your car can heat up. ☀️
07/29/2021

☀️We still have a high heat index the next few days. Remember how quickly your car can heat up. ☀️

☀️We still have a high heat index the next few days. Remember how quickly your car can heat up. ☀️

If you were in the area of 111/Bannermansmill rd today around 12:30 pm we appreciate your caution and patience as we ext...
07/23/2021

If you were in the area of 111/Bannermansmill rd today around 12:30 pm we appreciate your caution and patience as we extinguished a car fire. The occupant did make it out of the car safely.

If you were in the area of 111/Bannermansmill rd today around 12:30 pm we appreciate your caution and patience as we extinguished a car fire. The occupant did make it out of the car safely.

☀️🚴🏻‍♀️ BIKE SAFETY  🚴🏻‍♀️☀️A properly fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury. There are so ma...
07/21/2021
Bike

☀️🚴🏻‍♀️ BIKE SAFETY 🚴🏻‍♀️☀️

A properly fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury. There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips so that you'll be safe while you do so.

🚨The Hard Facts🚨
Properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet.

TOP TIPS:

1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.

2.Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.

3.Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.

4. Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.

5. Ride with your children. Stick together until you are comfortable that your kids are ready to ride on their own.

https://www.safekids.org/bike

Tips to keep your kid safe on two wheels.

🚒🚓🚑 Join us and your other local first responders! Multiple fire trucks will be out there for the kids to check out! 🚒🚓🚑
07/18/2021

🚒🚓🚑 Join us and your other local first responders! Multiple fire trucks will be out there for the kids to check out! 🚒🚓🚑

🚒🚓🚑 Join us and your other local first responders! Multiple fire trucks will be out there for the kids to check out! 🚒🚓🚑

🚨 Hey parents 🚨Here are some more tips for an educational summer:1. Encourage your children to sleep with their bedroom ...
07/14/2021

🚨 Hey parents 🚨

Here are some more tips for an educational summer:
1. Encourage your children to sleep with their bedroom door closed- this helps slow the spread of fire and smoke.
2. Have them practice feeling their bedroom door with the back of their hand for heat. (Hot don’t open, cold open slow, stay low and go)
3. If they can’t open their door instruct them to sit at the window. (Don’t hide!)
4. If old enough and they can open their window have them practice.
5. Remind them they are most important! No stopping for toys or pets on the way out.
6. Pick a good safe meeting place for everyone!

🚨 Hey parents 🚨

Here are some more tips for an educational summer:
1. Encourage your children to sleep with their bedroom door closed- this helps slow the spread of fire and smoke.
2. Have them practice feeling their bedroom door with the back of their hand for heat. (Hot don’t open, cold open slow, stay low and go)
3. If they can’t open their door instruct them to sit at the window. (Don’t hide!)
4. If old enough and they can open their window have them practice.
5. Remind them they are most important! No stopping for toys or pets on the way out.
6. Pick a good safe meeting place for everyone!

🚨Hey parents and caregivers…  don’t let your kids go all summer without learning something new! Teach them about various...
07/12/2021

🚨Hey parents and caregivers… don’t let your kids go all summer without learning something new! Teach them about various safety tips:

1. Do they know what a smoke detector is and what is sounds like?
2. Do they know where your meeting place is in the event of a fire?
3. Do they know 2 ways out of their bedroom and the house?
4. If old enough do they know how to call 911? And what reasons besides a fire they can call if?
5. Do they know how to “stay low and go” to get out of the house without standing up in the smoke?

🚨Hey parents and caregivers… don’t let your kids go all summer without learning something new! Teach them about various safety tips:

1. Do they know what a smoke detector is and what is sounds like?
2. Do they know where your meeting place is in the event of a fire?
3. Do they know 2 ways out of their bedroom and the house?
4. If old enough do they know how to call 911? And what reasons besides a fire they can call if?
5. Do they know how to “stay low and go” to get out of the house without standing up in the smoke?

🌊🌪 TROPICAL STORM ELSA UPDATE 🌪🌊
07/07/2021

🌊🌪 TROPICAL STORM ELSA UPDATE 🌪🌊

🌊🌪 TROPICAL STORM ELSA UPDATE 🌪🌊

While we keep our eye out for tropical storm Elsa here are some safety tips to help us prepare for this storm season.
07/05/2021

While we keep our eye out for tropical storm Elsa here are some safety tips to help us prepare for this storm season.

While we keep our eye out for tropical storm Elsa here are some safety tips to help us prepare for this storm season.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

🐶 While we are all going to enjoy fireworks remember your pets may not. Here are some helpful tips for them 🐶
07/03/2021

🐶 While we are all going to enjoy fireworks remember your pets may not. Here are some helpful tips for them 🐶

🐶 While we are all going to enjoy fireworks remember your pets may not. Here are some helpful tips for them 🐶

🌭🍔In addition to being safe with fireworks here are some friendly safety tips for safe grilling this weekend too! 🍔🌭
07/01/2021

🌭🍔In addition to being safe with fireworks here are some friendly safety tips for safe grilling this weekend too! 🍔🌭

🌭🍔In addition to being safe with fireworks here are some friendly safety tips for safe grilling this weekend too! 🍔🌭

🤕🎆As we approach 4th of July activities here is another reminder of the possible repercussions of igniting your own fire...
06/30/2021

🤕🎆As we approach 4th of July activities here is another reminder of the possible repercussions of igniting your own fireworks or sparklers 🎆🤕

🤕🎆As we approach 4th of July activities here is another reminder of the possible repercussions of igniting your own fireworks or sparklers 🎆🤕

How hot does it get ❓
06/29/2021

How hot does it get ❓

How hot does it get ❓

𝕤𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕝𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕥𝕖𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝟙,𝟚𝟘𝟘°❗️
06/28/2021

𝕤𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕝𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕥𝕖𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝟙,𝟚𝟘𝟘°❗️

𝕤𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕝𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕥𝕖𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝟙,𝟚𝟘𝟘°❗️

🚨North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 20. Motor Vehicles § 20-157 🚨(d) It shall be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle ...
06/26/2021

🚨North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 20. Motor Vehicles § 20-157 🚨

(d) It shall be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle over a fire hose or any other equipment that is being used at a fire at any time, or to block a fire-fighting apparatus or any other equipment from its source of supply regardless of its distance from the fire.

🚘Driving over a fire hose is against the law. Driving over an uncharged hoseline can cause the line to get tangled around a wheel or axle, damaging the hose, the hydrant, and the apparatus.Driving over a charged hoseline could cause the hose to burst, which will destroy the water supply to firefighters actively fighting the fire thus putting our lives in even more danger.

Please help keep us safe and our equipment in service by slowing down and watching for any hose that may be on the roadway. The average cost to replace a 100’ section of large diameter hose is around $800.

🔥 FUN FACT FRIDAY🔥67% of Firefighters are VOLUNTEERS! Join us!
06/25/2021

🔥 FUN FACT FRIDAY🔥

67% of Firefighters are VOLUNTEERS! Join us!

🔥 FUN FACT FRIDAY🔥

67% of Firefighters are VOLUNTEERS! Join us!

❓What’s the difference between smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Why do I need both❓🔥Smoke alarms sense smok...
06/24/2021

❓What’s the difference between smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Why do I need both❓

🔥Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger. In the event of fire, you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely, which is why smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom, outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and on each level (including the basement). Do not put smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.🏡

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that displaces oxygen in your body and brain and can render you unconscious before you even realize something is happening to you. Without vital oxygen, you are at risk of death from carbon monoxide poisoning in a short time. CO alarms detect the presence of carbon monoxide and alert you so you can get out, call 9-1-1, and let the professionals check your home.🚒

❓What’s the difference between smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Why do I need both❓

🔥Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger. In the event of fire, you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely, which is why smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom, outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and on each level (including the basement). Do not put smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.🏡

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that displaces oxygen in your body and brain and can render you unconscious before you even realize something is happening to you. Without vital oxygen, you are at risk of death from carbon monoxide poisoning in a short time. CO alarms detect the presence of carbon monoxide and alert you so you can get out, call 9-1-1, and let the professionals check your home.🚒

06/23/2021
💥 Wildland Wednesday - Firework safety 💥Keep following us as we post more educational information in the coming week as ...
06/23/2021

💥 Wildland Wednesday - Firework safety 💥

Keep following us as we post more educational information in the coming week as we prepare to celebrate 4th of July 🇺🇸

💥 Wildland Wednesday - Firework safety 💥

Keep following us as we post more educational information in the coming week as we prepare to celebrate 4th of July 🇺🇸

❓Have you ever seen the letters “FDC” and wondered what that was❓On buildings that have a sprinkler system you will see ...
06/22/2021

❓Have you ever seen the letters “FDC” and wondered what that was❓On buildings that have a sprinkler system you will see this sign indicating “Fire Department Connection.” This is where fire hoses are connected to the building to help boost the sprinkler system in the event of a fire.
🚒Recently our members went to the training grounds and used the FDC prop. As you see two hoses were connected and water was pumped to the system. (Note water does not spray out of the other side of the connection normally. This is for training only.) The water flows through the pipes and comes out of the sprinkler heads.
🚫When you see this sign there is normally a “No Parking” sign close by. Please help keep the area around the FDC’s clear of parked vehicles and other obstructions.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing daddies out there! Especially to all of our hard working Volunteer Dad’s!
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing daddies out there! Especially to all of our hard working Volunteer Dad’s!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing daddies out there! Especially to all of our hard working Volunteer Dad’s!

06/18/2021

💥 FUN FACT FRIDAY💥

Did you know there is roughly 1.1 Million Firefighters in the U.S.? Over 745,000 are VOLUNTEERS!

A little Wildland Wednesday knowledge for you. Did you know that most fire departments have a brush truck? This truck is...
06/17/2021

A little Wildland Wednesday knowledge for you. Did you know that most fire departments have a brush truck? This truck is designed to fight brush fires and go off road. They carry around 200-250 gallons of water, a couple hundred feet of rubber forestry hose and various tools to help us extinguish brush fires. When fires become to large for us we then work in conjunction with NC Forestry Service.

🌲🪵Remember before burning in the state of NC you need a burn permit. Check the NC Forestry website for more information 🪵🌲

Today we remember these 2 hero’s 🚒🚔 Please take a moment to pray for their loved ones.
06/14/2021

Today we remember these 2 hero’s 🚒🚔 Please take a moment to pray for their loved ones.

2020 was an exciting year for our department. We welcomed 7 new babies into our family. Between April to December; Kimbe...
06/13/2021

2020 was an exciting year for our department. We welcomed 7 new babies into our family. Between April to December; Kimber, Joseph, Liam, Charlotte, Vann, Zeplyn, and Henry all came into this world. Some were born early, some born in another country but all were born healthy and happy!

2020 was an exciting year for our department. We welcomed 7 new babies into our family. Between April to December; Kimber, Joseph, Liam, Charlotte, Vann, Zeplyn, and Henry all came into this world. Some were born early, some born in another country but all were born healthy and happy!

💧Are you ready? Hurricane season started this month and it’s never to soon to prepare💧
06/07/2021

💧Are you ready? Hurricane season started this month and it’s never to soon to prepare💧

💧Are you ready? Hurricane season started this month and it’s never to soon to prepare💧

❗️Safety Saturday ❗️Have you added a thorough cleaning of your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning? If not, do so! Ann...
06/06/2021
Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges clothes dryer safety to prevent home fires | NC DOI

❗️Safety Saturday ❗️
Have you added a thorough cleaning of your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning? If not, do so! Annually there are around 15,000 home fires caused by clothes dryers. That results in roughly 444 civilian injuries and around $238 million in property damages 😲

Doing laundry is most likely a part of everyone’s daily routine but taking care of your clothes dryer can make a big difference when it comes to preventing house fires. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges families to take precautions to prevent home fires caused by clot...

Thank you to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
05/31/2021

Thank you to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you to all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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116 Rhodestown Fire Dept Rd
Jacksonville, NC
28540

Telephone

(910) 324-5327

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