Recent Calls
Wed. Mar 4th 2015
AFD Swiftwater Rescue Team Deployed

The AFD Swiftwater Rescue Team was recently deployed to during some recent flooding. Several residents became trapped in ther...

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Wed. Aug 27th 2014
Structure fire on Oak Street

Appalachia Fire Company 3 was dispatched just after 05:00 for a fully involved structure fire located on Oak Street. Upon arr...

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Tue. Aug 26th 2014
Fully involved vehicle fire from a head on motor vehicle crash

AFD Company 3 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Kent Junction Road just north of the Dunbar Road entrance. Wise C...

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News Headlines
Wed. Nov 12th 2014
Appalachia Fire Department is HIRING!!

The Appalachia Fire Department is hiring part-time positions for:Firefighter II/Driver OperatorFirefighter/EMTFirefighter/ALS...

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Wed. Nov 6th 2013
AFD Announces 2013 Halloween Costume Winners.

On October 31st., 2013 Halloween Night the Appalachia Fire Department held its 1st. Annual Halloween judging contest.  T...

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Tue. Apr 30th 2013
AFD RECEIVE'S GRANT FROM FEMA'S ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER'S GRANT PROGRAM

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D....

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Apparatus
BOAT 3
2014 JP MARINE
AFD SWIFT WATER RESCUE BOAT WITH A 40HP MERCURY JET DRIVE
COMMAND 3
2001 Chevrolet 1500 Tahoe
Command 3 will be used to respond on all emergencies. This unit will be equipped with a complete command box in the rear of the vehicle. The command box will have some very unique features to ensure that each emergency will function safely, and effectively. The unit will be equipped with a complete L.E.D lighting package, striping, and radio system. A brush guard will be placed on the front. This unit will be utilized for the commanding officer in charge for each day. This unit will be certified by the Virginia EMS system to respond on medical calls. Command 3 will ensure that personnel are accounted for, and a proper incident command system is established at each emergency. The use of this vehicle to respond on medical calls will reduce cost inflicted on responding with front line fire apparatus to emergency medical calls.
ENGINE 3
1993 Pierce-Dash
1500 GPM WATEROURS SINGLE STAGE PUMP
750 TANK
6 MAN CAB
TIC
RIT EQUIPMENT
SAWS, VENT FANS, VARIOUS TOOLS EQUIPMENT
800' 5" LDH
250'
TRASH LINE 150' 1.75 & 100 1" FORESTRY LINE
2 - 1.75 CROSSLAYS

Engine 3 is a 1993 Pierce Dash Pumper. This vehicle currently runs with a Detroit 6V-92 400 hp engine. The unit carries 750 GPM of water, and assortment of tools. This is the primary response unit for our department on any calls involving fire.
ENGINE 33
2009 Pierce Enforcer
2009 Pierce-Enforcer

1500 GPM WATEROURS PUMP
1000 TANK
4 MAN CAB
TIC
RIT EQUIPMENT
SAWS, VENT FANS, VARIOUS TOOLS EQUIPMENT
1000' 5" LDH
TRASH LINE 150' 1.75 & 100 1" FORESTRY LINE
2 - 1.75 CROSSLAYS
HUSKY 12 FOAM SYSTEM

Engine 33 is a 2009 Pierce Enforcer Pumper. it is equipped with an assortment of tools. This along with engine 3 are the primary response units for our department on any calls involving fire.
LADDER 3
2000 Pierce 75 Foot Aerial
1000' LDH HOSE
FORCIBLE ENTRY TOOLS
PPV FAN
RIT EQUIPMENT
VARIOUS TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
MEDIC 3
2008 Ford F450/Wheeled Coach
Medic 3 is a 2008 Ford F450/Wheeled Coach ambulance. This units carries an assortment of medical equipment. From BLS to highly advanced ALS capabilities. This unit and AFD have the ability to perform RSI (rapid sequence intubation), and in July 2014 AFD will have the capability to transmit heart rhythms to Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital that will save time and heart tissue for a patient that may be having a STEMI ( ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) or simply a heart attack. AFD provides 24 hour a day EMS coverage.
RAFT 3
2013 NRS
AFD SWIFT WATER RESCUE RAFT
RANGER 3
2007 Polaris Ranger
Ranger 3 is a 2007 Polaris Ranger. This unit is used for any wild land fires or technical rescue. The unit carries an assortment of wild land fire suppression equipment. That includes a pump, tank and hose. It also carries a large assortment of other wild land gear. The skid unit can be removed at any location, and the unit transformed into a technical rescue vehicle. The unit can carry personnel and equipment to almost any location that regular vehicles can not. The unit is totally enclosed from outside elements. The unit has a heater inside the cab to keep personnel warm. The unit in later 2009 will have a specially made box that will slide into the bed of the unit that will carry one or two patients, and one attendant. This box will be designed to hold medical equipment and rope rescue gear as well.
RESCUE 3
2004 Ford F-550 / Pierce
This apparatus is a 2004 Ford F-550 4x4 with a Pierce body. The vehicle has a 750 GPM Hale pump, with a Foam Pro injected foam system. The vehicle is equipped with 700 feet of "4.0 large diameter supply line. It is also equipped with "2.50 hose for small fire supply line. The vehicle carries two breathing apparatus and two spare bottles. The unit is also a light duty crash vehicle. The unit currently has Amkus cutters and spreaders. The unit also carries two Rescue 42 vehicle stabilizing struts. This truck is licensed as BLS medical response truck. It has all the state of Virginia required EMS equipment. The truck has two cross lays with each having 200 feet of 1.75 hose. The unit has two hose trays one each side of the pump panel that is equipped with 1.00 forestry hose and short sections of hose to connect to the hydrant. The unit is equipped with a 750 watt light mounted on the brush guard, that can be activated while moving from in the cab. The unit has two telescoping 750 watt lights in the crows nest with the generator. The unit carries 150 feet of electrical cord connected into a junction box mounted on the passenger side pump panel. This truck is basically designed to multi task. The vehicle is the heart of the department.
SQUAD 3
1996 International / Hackney
This name of this apparatus basically describes it all. Squad 3 is a all purpose piece of apparatus. This unit carries a Eagle cascade system. It carries an assortment of hazardous material equipment, and large assortment of specialized rescue equipment. Listed below is a basic description of the equipment on this truck.

Hydraulic Cutting Tools

Centaur/Hurst MOC Cutters 156,000 lbs of cutting force
Centaur/Hurst C-28 Spreaders
Centaur/Hurst Two stage ram
Centaur/Hurst Single stage ram
Tarheel Ram Stabilizer

Pneumatic Tools:

Hurst Airbags
1 ton to 90 ton bags
Air Chisel that can operate from an SCBA or air from the truck

This truck carries the largest selection of the Rescue 42 struts available. The struts are used to stabilize vehicles, light building collapse, and three large struts turn into a tripod for confined space and rope rescue situations. The unit also carries numerous air bottles for SCBA, and a very large assortment of rope rescue equipment. This unit also carries swiftwater rescue gear, and an assortment of ventilation saws, and fans. Heavy Rescue carries a large helping of heavy timber cribbing for large vehicle or building collapse. This unit is a large logistical piece of equipment.
UTILITY 3
2007 Ford F-150 Supercrew Cab 4x4
Utility 3 was purchased on 3-21-09 in Norfolk, Virginia. This unit will be utilized to transport equipment, and personnel. This unit will also be used to transport Ranger 3 and other equipment. Utility 3 will be used for personnel to attend training classes in any location without the use of a personal vehicle. This unit will play a vital role in saving the department and the citizens money by reducing cost on repairs for using fire apparatus to pull or haul equipment.This unit will be fitted with a complete L.E.D lighting package, and striping, and all other needed equipment to respond on emergencies.
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Appalachia Fire Department
104 Powell Street
Appalachia, VA 24216
Non-Emergency: 276-565-0732
Emergency: 911
Fax: 276-565-0733
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