Richlands Volunteer Fire Department, is located in the heart of downtown Richlands, serving the Town as well as a large portion of northwest Onslow county.
RVFD is a volunteer Fire department located in downtown Richlands North Carolina. We serve both the town of Richlands and a large portion of northwest Onslow county. We are a class 4/5 ISO rated department with around 30 active volunteers, dedicated to serving the community and the visitors of the greater Richlands area.
US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
11/11/2020 6:12 AM: Good morning and Happy Veterans Day! We issued a Flash Flood Watch overnight due to widespread expected rainfall of around 2 to 4 inches with as much as 4 to 6 inches possible closer to the coast. The heavier rain is forecast to begin late tonight and continue through most of Thursday.
Check out our busy morning!!
Take a look at how our eventful our Halloween went for our members!
Come on down to the station and get some candy for the kids!! We will be here until we’re out of candy or y’all stop coming. What ever comes first, hope to see everyone!!
Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department
Happy Halloween 🎃 Remember tonight is time change. That means changing your smoke detector batteries too!
Take a quick look at what our training consisted of last night!!
Largo Fire Rescue
Did you know that your smoke alarm expires after 10 years? Check the date of manufacture on the back of your alarm to see if it's time to get a new one. Need installation assistance? We've got you covered. largo.com/safety
Check out what our members got to be apart of yesterday!!
Here is an example of what NOT to do. In this video it shows a small grease fire on a stove top, most people’s first reaction is water goes on fire to put it out. That is not true in these cases, as seen here putting water on a grease fire will just create a much more severe problem. The water will actually go under the oil, convert to steam, and push the oil out. Sometimes this happens slowly or in a rapid fashion, looking like an explosion. If you run into this situation, it is best to put a lid that fits on the pan over the fire suffocating it. If that does not work, use a powder such as baking soda or an ABC extinguisher to suffocate the fire. If you so use an extinguisher do not point it directly at the base of the fire as with a regular fire, instead start over the fire and bring the nozzle down. If you start by pointing directly at the fire, you might push the fire out of the pan and not have containment it. This scenario is one of the leading causes of house fires, please educate your house hold and be safe!
DON't THROW WATER ON GREASE FIRE: "Sarnia Fire Rescue Services wanted to demonstrate why you should NEVER throw water on a grease fire! Always “look while you cook” but if your cooking oil ever catches on fire safely put on a tight-fitting lid or cookie sheet, turn off the heat and let it completely cool." - Sarnia Fire Rescue https://bit.ly/2RS4cUt
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Onslow County Government
Join us online for our Annual Public Safety Remembrance Ceremony tomorrow morning!
Due to social distancing requirements, only service participants will be in attendance. All others are encouraged to view the service via live stream on Spectrum cable, G10TV.org, and social media outlets.
Onslow County Museum - North Carolina
This week is national fire prevention week, so we're taking a look at our collection of fire safety equipment! We also look back ninety nine years to the fire that burned much of downtown Richlands on June 18, 1921. The fire was responsible for destroying many of the wooden buildings that made up the town in the early twentieth century, which were replaced with the brick structures we see today.
We also look at how fire prevention and safety have changed over time, with the growth of volunteer and paid fire departments. Many of Onslow County's fire departments have recently improved their fire insurance or ISO ratings. Included in the photos of this post is a table showing area fire departments and their improved ratings, lower equals better!
Spur of the moment trainings are always the best! Yesterday a few members trained on some basic pumper operations, dump tank operations, water flow and hose advancements. Training like this is always continuous to keep the community as safe as possible! @ Richlands, North Carolina
Example of why it is important to close the bedroom door at night.
This is VERY TRUE! We have seen it time and time again. Closed doors save lives! Sleep with it shut!
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. 🙁 But it doesn’t have to be that way! 😀 This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen™” kicks off today, and offers tips, guidelines and resources for cooking safely. Learn more at fpw.org!
#FirePreventionWeek #education #firesafety #homesafety #cookingsafety
Thank you to Fire Inspector Penrod and the Camp Lejeune Fire and Emergency Services Division for this video! If you have any questions or concerns about kitchen fire safety or anything else, please let us know. #FireSafetyMonth
Fire Prevention Month
Bob Penrod, fire inspector with Fire and Emergency Services on Camp Lejeune reminds you to "Serve Up Safety in the Kitchen" as he discusses common causes for home fires and how to prevent mishaps. For more information on fire safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) at www.nfpa.org. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Stephanie Corona-Morales)
Next week, Oct. 4-10, is Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Use next week to educate your community on cooking-related fires. #FirePreventionWeek
As we approach the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as N.C. Fire Marshal, asks you to "Light the Night" for Fallen Firefighters from now until October 4.
#firefighters #heroes #honor #NFFF #LightTheNight
This #FirePreventionMonth, we will be sharing videos from various sources from the fire safety community. Our first video that we are sharing is a two part video. The first part of the video drives awareness of how little time there is to escape a home fire and urges people to plan ahead by having working smoke alarms, knowing their escape plan, and to #CloseBeforeYouDoze. The other part is a new side-by-side burn comparison of natural vs. synthetic furnished rooms highlighting how fast fire spreads in today’s fire environment.
If you have any questions or comments please let us know.
This #FirePreventionMonth, we're releasing two new videos. One drives awareness of how little time there is to escape a home fire and urges people to plan ahead by having working smoke alarms, knowing their escape plan, and to #CloseBeforeYouDoze. The other is a new side-by-side burn comparison of natural vs. synthetic furnished rooms highlighting how fast fire spreads in today’s fire environment.
Visit https://s.ul.org/2SbGT7R to learn more about our recent experiments, what it means for first responders, and what we can all do to better protect ourselves and our families.
SPREAD THE WORD!! We now have an Instagram account for the public to see what we as your local volunteer fire department do from time to time helping the Richlands community! This account will be meant for photos and videos of our members and equipment in action. All of the informational posts and local updates will remain in this Facebook account.
Here are some recent "action" shots or our new truck! Thought the community would like to see the newest edition to our fleet out and about keeping the community safe. Feel free to stop by and say hi, also take a look around this amazing machine!! Thank you for your continued support and we're glad to be able to serve this community!
In case the Richlands community hasn't seen our new truck in action yet, she has been extremely busy ever since the day of officially being placed in service and ready to provide help to the community during their worst times. Here is a short clip of the front seat point of view while responding up Gum Branch Rd to a possible house fire. Some recent photos to follow as well in an upcoming post.
Onslow County Emergency Services
US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC has issued a Tornado Watch for Onslow County. The WATCH is in effect until 11pm tonight. Stay alert to changing conditions and monitor for any updates.
Richlands Volunteer Fire Department's cover photo
This has happened in the past to our district community. Our department is not conducting a door to door fundraiser either. The only fundraiser our department has conducted you should have received in the mail already. As Rhodestown Fire Department's post states if these individuals end up at your door contact Onslow County Sheriff's Office.
It has came to our attention that there is someone going door to door saying they are conducting a fundraiser on our behalf. We are NOT conducting any fundraising at this time. If you have someone come to your door please call the Sheriff's Office to report the activity.
Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
We are very pleased at how this top mount Spartan Emergency Response Star series pumper turned out! On a 94” wide MetroStar chassis it is feature rich and designed specifically for the Richlands Volunteer Fire Department! Thank you for the business and congratulations on your new Spartan engine!
Nothing stronger than the brotherhood! -Sydney
Congratulations to Onslow County Emergency Services!!
ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) Onslow County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) received a prestigious national award, recognizing its innovation and patient care. Onslow County EMS has been awarded the Dick Ferneau National EMS System of the Year award by the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and EM...
A quick look around the new truck!
Here we have the ceremonial "pushing in the new truck". As you can hear at the end, the members are very excited to have this truck in our bay!
Tonight was an amazingly rewarding day for the members of Richlands Volunteer Fire Department. At approximately 6 P.M. this evening our brand new, off the assembly line, custom designed fire truck courtesy of Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks was delivered. This beast could not have turned out any better! Thank you guys for an amazing outcome!
Strongly suggest making final preparations this afternoon. Monitor local weather agencies.
...ISAIAS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT AS A HURRICANE...
...EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE EASTERN CAROLINAS TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...
- A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* South Santee River South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina
- A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to Cape Fear North Carolina
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
* Oregon Inlet North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border
- A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Cape Fear to Oregon Inlet North Carolina
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to South Santee River South Carolina
* North of Surf City North Carolina to the Mouth of the Merrimack River
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Chesapeake Bay
* Tidal Potomac River
* Delaware Bay
* Long Island and Long Island Sound
* Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Mouth of the Merrimack River to Eastport Maine
Interests elsewhere along the northeast coast of the United States should monitor the progress of Isaias. Additional watches or warnings may be required later today - www.weather.gov
Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in South and North Carolina this evening through tonight, with tropical storm conditions beginning later today. Widespread tropical-storm-conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area from coastal North Carolina to the mid-Atlantic states tonight and Tuesday, with wind gusts to hurricane force possible. These winds could cause tree damage and power outages. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach southern New England late Tuesday and are possible along the northern New England coast Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded b rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water coul reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
- South Santee River SC to Cape Fear NC...3-5 ft
- Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC...2-4 ft
- Cape Fear NC to the North Carolina/Virginia border including
Pamlico Sound, Albemarle Sound, Neuse and Pamlico Rivers...2-4 ft
- Altamaha Sound GA to Edisto Beach SC...1-3 ft
North of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Martha's - Vineyard including the Chesapeake Bay, the Tidal Potomac River, and Delaware Bay...1-3 ft
At 11 a.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Isaias was located about 90 miles (145 km) east-southeast of Brunswick, Ga., and about 220 miles (350 km) south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, S. Carorolina. It's moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north-northeast along with an increase in forward speed is expected by this late afternoon or early evening, followed by a faster
northeastward motion tonight and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will pass well east of the Georgia coast through this afternoon. The center of Isaias will then approach the coasts of northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina within the hurricane warning area this evening. The center will then move inland over eastern North Carolina tonight, and move along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states on Tuesday and into the northeastern United States Tuesday night.
Data from the reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler weather radars indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km) from the center. Some strengthening is forecast this afternoon, and Isaias is expected to regain hurricane strength just before it reaches the coast of northeastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina tonight. Only slow weakening is anticipated after Isaias makes landfall in the Carolinas and moves across the U.S. mid-Atlantic region tonight and Tuesday.
Heavy rainfall from Isaias will result in flash and urban flooding, some of which may be significant in the eastern Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic, through Tuesday night near the path of Isaias up the East Coast of the United States. Widespread minor to moderate river flooding is possible across portions of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic. Additionally, quick-responding rivers in the southern
Appalachians and Northeast will be susceptible to minor river flooding.
A few tornadoes will be possible over coastal South Carolina beginning this evening, spreading across eastern North Carolina tonight into Tuesday morning. A couple tornadoes will be possible on Tuesday from eastern Virginia northeastward into southern New England.
The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 5 p.m. EDT with an intermediate advisory at 2 p.m. EDT - www.hurricanes.gov
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham provides the 11 a.m. EDT Sunday update regarding Tropical Storm Isaias. Closed-captioning is available.
113 N Wilmington St
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RVFD Station 14 is a volunteer Fire department located in downtown Richlands North Carolina. We serve both the town of Richlands and a large portion of northwest Onslow county. We are a class 4/5 ISO rated department with around 30 active volunteers, dedicated to serving the community and the visitors of the greater Richlands area. In case of any emergency day or night, inclement weather or clear skies please dial 911 and our volunteers are always prepared to protect the community.
Nearby government services
120 Dukes Lake Cir
116 Rhodestown Fire Dept Rd, Jacksonville
5389 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville
264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd
2957 Catherine Lake Rd
4835 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville
Postal Service Center Box 21021, Jacksonville
4124 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville
1698 Fountaintown Rd, Chinquapin
Onslow Couny Complex 4024 Richlands HWY, Jacksonville
Other Public & Government Services in Richlands
249 Batchelor Road