Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
10/25/2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

With Halloween fast approaching, today’s #TBT is the “dungeon” in Bldg. 1. The area is under the front steps of Bldg. 1, and it’s had several uses since the hospital opened to patients in 1830. The bars on doors and over windows lead many to believe it was used to incarcerate people. It was, once.
In April 1862, at the outbreak of the Civil War, the 3rd Virginia Regiment was ordered to occupy and fortify Hospital Point. Col. Roger A. Pryor, a fire-eating secessionist and an avid Confederate, was placed in charge. He allowed 15 of his men to go downtown to the courthouse to vote on Virginia’s referendum to secede or to stay in the Union. When the men returned, Pryor ask how they voted. When they informed Pryor that they voted for the state to stay in the Union, Pryor became angry and had them locked in the dungeon. He then notified the governor about the great deed he had done for the Confederacy. The governor ordered him to let the men go as they were voting in a free election. For about two days, approximately 15 men were locked up in the dungeon.
It is also believed that the dungeon was built for the purpose of containing the mentally challenged patients, or lunatics as they were called, because it was widely believed that the moon (luna) affected their behavior. This is not true. The bars on the windows and doors were to keep people out, not in. The bars were to secure the materials from theft.
In the early days, the dungeon was known as the “lower chambers.” It was designed for storage for the building’s provisions: coal, wood, oil as well as chilling meat, milk, butter, etc. Each chamber in the dungeon was gated off and used for specific storage. The cell with the slanted floors on either side housed large blocks of ice that would melt towards the middle of the room.
While inside the dungeon on a sunny day, if you look towards the staircase, small streams of light can be seen poking through. Some like to say the slits where the sun shines through is where Confederate Soldiers stuck their rifle muzzles. No, they are merely windows that allows for sunlight to come in before the invention of electricity. The inverted arches in the dungeon were designed to support the massive structure of the building. The dungeon’s bricks were brought over from old Fort Nelson, which was located on the tip of Hospital Point and defended the harbor in Revolutionary times. More than 500,000 bricks from the fort were used in Bldg. 1's construction.

Crews out supporting the Chiefs run at Naval Station Norfolk this morning.
08/23/2019

Crews out supporting the Chiefs run at Naval Station Norfolk this morning.

Fire Academy Class 19-02 graduation photos
08/13/2019

Fire Academy Class 19-02 graduation photos

IAFF Local F-25
05/17/2018

IAFF Local F-25

The tradition of wetting down the truck dates back to the horse-drawn pumper days, when horses were wet down to cool them off after a fire. Station 1 placed their new 2018 Pierce Saber into service at Naval Station Norfolk today. IAFF #tff25 Pierce Mfg

Good Luck!!
04/16/2018

Good Luck!!

Good luck to William Tallent from NNSY Station 9. He is competing in the 2018 Boston Marathon. We will be tracking him live today as he makes his way through the course. #tff25 #bostonmarathon

Good job to the guys in District 2
04/05/2018

Good job to the guys in District 2

NNSY E-21 assisted PFD last night on a mutual aid structure fire in Portsmouth VA. #TFF25 Portsmouth IAFF L539 News story from WAVY TV 10
http://ow.ly/C1VX30jkE3x

Congratulations!
04/01/2018

Congratulations!

Congrats to the Beodeker family .Owen Robert Beodeker 7.14oz / 19 3/4 inches long, born this morning.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial
03/21/2018

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial

Congrats and a job well done
03/21/2018

Congrats and a job well done

Congratulations to Captain Mihalyo of Station 3 B-shift for receiving Civilian of the Quarter at Naval Station Norfolk today. Captain Mihalyo has committed over 25 years to the federal fire service. Bravo Zulu to Captain Mihalyo for a job well done.

03/21/2018
IAFF Local F-25

IAFF Local F-25

Congrats for F-25 member Justin Call from Station 4 on the birth of his new baby boy. Mom and baby are resting and in good health. Congrats to the Call family!!

06/23/2017
Harold

Harold

I would like to send out a thank you to the crew on Dam Neck's Rescue unit for their good job transporting my dad to SVBGH today. I understand the crew today was FF's Norville and Barcus, thanks for your dedication today. My dad required emergency surgery today after arriving at the hospital. His surgery went well and he is recovering at this time. Thanks to all for the work you do!

NRMAFES Retired Lt. Harold Harper

Pete
02/19/2017

Pete

The trio of TA-3000's taken in 1999.

05/27/2016

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Timeline Photos
05/24/2016

Timeline Photos

All EMS providers, first responders, dispatchers and emergency department staff, and your immediate families, are invite...
06/12/2015
2015 Family Day At The Ball Park & Regional Award Ceremony

All EMS providers, first responders, dispatchers and emergency department staff, and your immediate families, are invited to our annual TEMS Family Picnic and Awards Presentation on June 28 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. Online registration is required. The event (picnic and the ball game) is free but parking is $5 (or you can take the Tide). There are several picnic sessions with the first beginning at 11:15 am. The awards presentation begins at 12:20 pm and the game (Norfolk Tides vs Toledo Mudhens) starts at 1:05 pm. Kids 12 and under will also get one ticket for a free concourse activity and can run the bases after the game. More information and register at www.tidewaterems.org/picnic. Brought to you the TEMS Council and our Platinum Partners Sentara, Bon Secours and Medical Transport as well as Norfolk Fire Rescue and the Norfolk Tides Baseball Club.

Lt. Chris Rivera's arrangements are as follows:Viewing will be held at 1300 on Wednesday with a service to follow starti...
06/02/2015

Lt. Chris Rivera's arrangements are as follows:
Viewing will be held at 1300 on Wednesday with a service to follow starting at 1400 at:
Twiford Funeral Homes (Elizabeth City)
405 E. Church Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
There will be an obituary posted on the Twiford's website sometime this afternoon. FF/PM Daryl Clements has volunteered his services to preside over the service for Chris.
http://www.twifordfh.com/category/obituaries/elizabeth-city/
There is a trust fund being established in the name of Chris's two boys at Gateway Bank in Elizabeth City. As I get the information I will forward along to all.
Thank you in advance for your show of concern and support during this trying for the Rivera family and his brothers/sisters in the fire service community.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial
06/02/2015

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial

American Heart Association
05/30/2015

American Heart Association

Do you know the difference betweet a heart attack & cardiac arrest?

05/28/2015
USS Bataan (LHD 5)

USS Bataan (LHD 5)

Training is important. Setting up a drill to seem as real as possible is a great way to train. Watch this video and see how real the training feels.

Good Job
03/23/2015

Good Job

A shout out to the 130 personnel of the Navy Mid-Atlantic Fire-Emergency Services 3rd District, Oceana, Dam Neck, Fentress, Little Creek-Ft Story on a great story in the March 19th Jet Observer.

"For the 3rd time, the department obtained status through the Center of Public Safety Excellence. They were the runner up for the 2014 Installation Excellence Award by providing community relations & customer service."

This is what happens when you become complacent.  When training gets tucked aside because of some stupid and mundane exc...
03/13/2015
Andreini Family Files Suit Against Air Force

This is what happens when you become complacent. When training gets tucked aside because of some stupid and mundane excuse. The report is that he was screaming for his life as he burned alive. So next time you walk through a station and you see guys in their rack in the middle of the day light a fire under their ass and get them doing something. It is all of our responsibility to be proficient in our jobs. From the Fire Chief down to the newest rookie on the floor. We should be masters of our craft. From forcible entry to throwing ladders and providing EMS. We have no excuses

Eddie Andreini's plane slid to a stop at show center and caught fire.�

Another thing to be proud of
02/01/2015

Another thing to be proud of

Great Job
02/01/2015

Great Job

Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach
12/17/2014

Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach

A shoutout to NAS Oceana #Navy Regional Mid Atlantic Fire Emergency Services for giving Santa a lift to the Children's Holiday Party at the CNATTU hanger.

12/12/2014
Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk held an off-installation aircraft mishap drill on Wednesday. US Navy and City of Norfolk firefighters participated in the trailing.

11/27/2014

Happy thanksgiving to all the brothers and sisters out there today!

Mobile Uploads
10/23/2014

Mobile Uploads

Doing big things supporting the Darrius Rucker concert
10/11/2014

Doing big things supporting the Darrius Rucker concert

Timeline Photos
09/14/2014

Timeline Photos

Photos from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's post
08/19/2014

Photos from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's post

Timeline Photos
08/18/2014

Timeline Photos

08/15/2014

If you have anything related to the Dept that you want displayed shoot us a message and we will get it up here. Lets keep things in good taste!!

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's cover photo
08/15/2014

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's cover photo

12/25/2013

NRMAFES would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy New Year.

12/16/2013

NRMAFES is mourning the loss of a brother who loss the battle with Cancer. Lt. Shultz you are a professional and will be missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts as they lay him to rest today.

04/18/2013

Just wanted to make a quick statement of praise to all of the Fire and Emergency Services Professionals. You are a true testament of heroism. Even though you feel it as "your job." Thank you for everything you do every day.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's cover photo
08/25/2012

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial's cover photo

Wattie's son _ Tallon Watson     Naval Station Norfolk
01/23/2011

Wattie's son _ Tallon Watson
Naval Station Norfolk

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