Stanley Volunteer Fire Department
Welcome to the Stanley Volunteer Fire Departments website. Since 1948 the department has strived to provide the best service possible to maintain our goal of Saving Life and Property. The all volunteer fire department provides 24 hour fire and EMS protection along with public education with our most valuable asset, the many dedicated volunteers who give large amounts of time and energy on every call. It gives me great pride to have served as Chief of this department for the past thirty-seven years.Terry A. Pettit, Chief.
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.
So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.
Thanksgiving by the numbers
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. and Christmas Eve.
- In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries and is the second leading cause of home fire deaths. .
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Stanley firefighters responded to an late night poultry house fire on Auto Drive. The Luray, Shenandoah and Elkton Fire Departments also assisted with tankers.
Stanley firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on Lucas Hollow Road.
Our new Engine arrived on Saturday, September 16th. The engine was purchased from the Foscoe Fire Department near Boone, North Carolina with a grant/loan from Rural Development. The engine is the departments first four wheel drive engine and will enhance the departments ability to respond to the many residents located in the mountains around Stanley and also during ice and snow storms. Special thanks to Donnie Gochenour for going to North Carolina and hauling it back for us.
Sun. Feb 7th 2016
Mon. Jan 20th 2014
For information on renting our social hall or booking a meal contact Mike Foltz at 742-0249.
Wed. Feb 1st 2012
The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department has an ongoing smoke detector program which is free that is one of the best in the State. For more information contact Lieutenant Keith Higgs at 652-3204 or 540-271-2978. Messages can also be left at the fire department at 540-778-3177. &nbs...