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Hurricane Florence

Brooke is ready. For the first time in several years, the Commonwealth of Virginia is slated to be impacted by a record-setting hurricane. Though forecasting models have not yet predicted exactly how the storm will impact the United States, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is urging residents to understand their risk and make plans…
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Stay Safe in this Heat!

Anyone who’s lived in Stafford between the months of May and August knows that the heat can range from mild to unbearable. Extreme heat often results in the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Everyone should know that heat emergencies can happen anywhere, and that…
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Combining Your Smartphone and Safety

By leveraging technology that’s already in almost everybody’s pockets, fire departments across the Country and around the world are reducing the number of fatalities suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrest by enlisting the public’s help. Studies have repeatedly shown that time is a critical element in preventing death, and though fire departments are strategically placed to…
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Newly Certified Personnel

Congratulations to FF Nick Smoot on successfully passing the cognitive and psychomotor examinations for Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic. After completing the 175 hours of classroom instruction, 25 hours of field and clinical internship, Nick will now begin the process of being a “released provider,” and will begin contributing to the daily medical…
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Protect Yourself During a Flood

Know your Risk! Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Deadly flooding can happen anywhere and faster than you might expect. It is important to be prepared for flooding if you live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as a river, stream, or culvert. You should also…
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Severe Summer Weather

With potentially severe weather on the horizon for this weekend and early next week, we’d like to take the time to remind everyone that Brooke Road is prone to flooding – turn around, don’t drown! Extra crews are being assembled to ensure the station remains staffed throughout the entirety of the forecasted weather event, but…
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Prepare for Spring Tornados

Know your risk! Tornadoes can strike in any season but occur most often in the spring and summer months. Every state has some risk of this hazard. Learn how to prepare ahead of spring with the How to Prepare for a Tornado Guide. It explains how to protect yourself and details the steps to take…
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Stafford County Open Burn Laws

In an ongoing effort to combat wildfires, such as the one that inspired Brooke Volunteer Fire Department to be founded, the Stafford County Fire Marshal’s Office works to enforce local and state regulations that ensure both safety and environmental protection when it comes to open burning. To do this, the Stafford County Open Burn Law…
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Newly Certified Personnel

The membership of the Brooke Volunteer Fire Department extends commendations and congratulations to Lt. J.D. Hynson for passing Instructor 1 (NFPA 1041), and to Anthony Anderson and Tyler Crouse for passing their NREMT-B exams. These providers have spent the past several months diligently dedicating copious amounts of time and energy to study for some of…
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Pancake Breakfast – 01/20/2018

Come support Brooke VFD at our first Pancake Breakfast of 2018! As we proudly move into our 55th year of service to our community, we’re honored to continue the tradition of serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast the whole family can enjoy. Join us on Saturday, 20 January 2018, from 8am to 11am. Apparatus tours, skills demonstrations,…
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