Congrats to our Teams, 1st and 4th place in 2010 Fireman's Rodeo
The mission of the Carter’s Valley Volunteer Fire Department is:
To manage our community funds and dedicate ourselves to the protection of life and property in the community for which we serve. Through fire prevention and public education, we can improve our relations in the public eye. We are here to provide the best possible Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, and Hazardous Materials response to the citizens and businesses of Carter’s Valley. Through education in specialized skills and by taking lessons learned from those before us, and having mastered these skills, we will train those who shall follow. We will continuously train and practice our basic firefighting and advanced skills so our image may never be tarnished. When the time comes, we will be able to answer any call without hesitation, and perform any task successfully; because it will be with our skills, knowledge, confidence, and pride that we, the Members of the Carter’s Valley Volunteer Fire Department, can and will provide the best service possible to the citizens which we have sworn to protect.”
The Members and Officers of Carter's Valley Volunteer Fire Dept
would like to THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!
We appreciate these organizations for their continued faithful support:
VOLUNTEER RURITAN of Carter's Valley
Valley View Community Center
Carter's Valley FIRE CORPS ,
DON'S Tractor and Truck Repair
The West Carter's Valley COMMUNITY CHEST United Way program
We would also like to thank the America's First Responders Foundation for all their support in the form of bunker gear, a pumper, and a ladder truck. Please visit their website, just follow the link above.
Keep your Home SAFE!
call 423-345-2147 for permits
PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES WITH SMOKE ALARMS WITH FRESH BATTERIES !
1) Keep Your Bedroom Door Closed When You Sleep
2) Never Play With Matches
3) Don't Open A Door That Feels Hot
4) Smoke Detectors Save Lives, Change The Battery When The Time Changes
5) In Case Of Fire Dial 911
6) Practice E.D.I.T.H..............Exit, Drills, In, The, House
7) Don't Go Back Into A Burning Building
8) Learn 2 Exits From Each Room In Your Home
9) In A Smokey Room, Stay Low Then GO! GO! GO!
10) Pick A Place To Meet During An Exit Drill
11) Don't Hide From The Firefighter In A Fire
12) GET OUT, STAY OUT!
13) If Your Clothes Are On Fire, STOP, DROP, AND ROLL!
14) At The First Sign Of Fire, LEAVE THE BUILDING
15) Fire Prevention Is Everyone's Business!
Carter's Valley coverage area consists of the following:
65 square miles
1 Rail yard; 12 miles of track; 3 arteries
1 school with 500 students
ISO rating 6/9
V= very long hours that eat into personal life
O=offering a chance for strangers to live a little longer
L=life which we attempt to keep ongoing
U=unbelievable sacrifices made to always be there
N=need to help others
T=tough choices during tough conditions
E=effort we give to every patient
E=enduring abuse from patients, family, and bystanders and the small complaints that may or may not need our help
R=realizing that our pay is pride and the fact that we changed a life