"The Best From The West" This is the official page for Macon District Volunteer Fire Dept. We are here to serve our community and to keep our community safe.
We will keep our community informed of upcoming training classes, and events that are held at our station and welcome any community feedback. And of course, we are always taking new Volunteers to help us better serve you.
Operating as usual
Congratulations to our very own Randy Wills for getting Firefighter of the Year!
Over the weekend the department hosted its annual awards banquet. While years of service and other achievements are recognized and acknowledged, the Firefighter of the Year, Medic of the Year, Officer of the Year, and Fire Chiefs Award are also awarded. This week we will cover each person with their own post and what was said about them.
This years 2021 Firefighter of the Year is presented to Firefighter Randy Wills. Here is what Firefighter Wills’ Officers said about him!
‘Randy has been with the department for 5+ years and has continued to demonstrate what it is to be a Hopewell Fire Fighter. Randy is someone who goes above and beyond the normal work load of an employee while maintaining a positive attitude. He has taken countless hours to teach new employees the job from day one, all the way through helping others get cleared to operate the Quint. He also stepped up into an acting roll when we were short on acting captains. He put in 80 plus hours to work on the kitchen and other odds and ends around the station to show he has pride in our department. He also gave time to bring in his volunteer engine at the last minute when we were down pumpers for the DPO class hosted here at Station 1. In addition, he worked 500 plus hours of OT this year to assist with the shortage of personnel on each shift. He has overcome challenges and continues to be an asset not only to his shift, but the entire department.’
Adam Rand, Firefighter Squad 288. Adam gave his life on 9/11/2001. One of the flag poles at Macon Fire Dept. is dedicated in honor of Adam.
Today, Mason Morrison participated in the 9/11 Stair Climb in Richmond, VA. He climbed for Adam Rand. After he went 7 trips up and down the bleachers at City Stadium, to equal the 110 stories the firefighters climbed on 9/11/2001, with Adam’s photo clipped to his shirt, he rang the bell 3 times and read Adam’s name and station information. One of the flag poles at Macon Fire Dept. was dedicated to Adam and his sacrifice on 9/11/2001. Not only was this special because of the flag pole dedication, but if you look at the cover photo on our page, Mason’s great grandpa, grandpa, and great uncle are all in that photo. ❤️
Robert D. Proffitt, Sr. obituary and funeral arrangements.
Robert Dean Proffitt, Sr. Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information Share Memories & Support the Family.
On May 15, 2021 charter member, Robert D. Proffitt, Sr. was called home.
Funeral Arrangements for fellow member Charles “Charlie” Spence are as follows:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00pm
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
5780 Mt. Moriah Rd.
Powhatan, VA 23139
We would love for as many of our members as possible attend, in uniform, to show Jane how much Charlie meant to us.
If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact our department treasurer Stephen Morrison.
Macon Vol. Fire Dept. lost one of it’s beloved members last night, Charlie Spence.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, please do not leave your bird unattended when it’s frying its way into its delicious glory! See the safety tips below and everyone have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Sutphen for a beautiful new apparatus for our station!
📍 We're here for your community's exact needs 📍
Rather than spec twin pumpers, Powhatan County Fire and Rescue understood the specific needs that faced two of their districts and worked with Sutphen to tailor their two apparatus. Built side-by-side, Powhatan Company 5, Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Powhatan Company 3, Macon VFD, are ready to go to work for the county of Powhatan.
Thank you, Powhatan County Fire and Rescue for your support and trust in Sutphen!
🚨 County Wide Burn Ban has been lifted! Normal outdoor burning complying with all state regulations may resume.
🚨 BURN BAN IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY! 🔥
9/11 Stair Climb today. This year I will be walking for Kevin Prior. Macon Fire Dept. has dedicated a flag pole to Adam Rand and also Kevin Prior so this year it’s extra special to climb today. ❤️🇺🇸
wric.com The Powhatan County administrator has proposed to eliminate rent assistance and uniform funds from three of the county's five fire stations.
The intersection of Flippen Rd. and Old Buckingham Rd. is closed. Please use a different route for the time being.
Powhatan County Fire and Rescue is on the scene of an overturned grain truck - Old Buckingham Rd at Flippen Rd will be closed for several hours.
Use caution in the area. Minor injuries.
Units from Macon District VFD, Powhatan VFD, Huguenot VFD, and Powhatan Rescue responded.
We have a Rain Date for our Luck Stone fundraiser!
Please Share so we can raise money for Macon Vol. Fire Dept.!
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Help us raise money for Macon Dist. Fire Dept. and fill your potholes in the process!
Come out to Luck Stone Powhatan plant on Saturday, May 19th and get a truck load of gravel for a donation to the Fire Dept.
Macon District Volunteer Fire Department would like to take a moment to say Thank You to R.M. Bishop Plumbing Inc., Jason Boykin, and Stephen Morrison for all of their time and hard work that has gone into the remodel of the meeting room at Company 3. We live in a community of people who show true workmanship and professionalism and for that we are greatly appreciative. Thanks again guys!
Reminder! Burn Law is in effect!
The good 'ol days....
Shining like a new penny for the parade!
Just look at these youngins!!
Macon Dist Vol Fire Dept - Co 3's cover photo
In the event of a power outage, if you need assistance, your local fire station should be open and available to you.
Please remember to check on your neighbors!
Stay off the roads unless you have an emergency and need to be out.
Please be aware of our men & women who are spending their days & nights away from their families to help get those roads clear as quickly as possible so we can all be back out & about on safe, clear roads!
Our fire, police & EMS family have to be available 24/7 so let's make sure we help them by staying off the roads until they are all clear!
Let's make sure everyone rides out our first snow storm of the year as safely as possible!
My next class is Sunday, January 22nd from 2pm to 5pm at Macon District Volunteer Fire Department located at 6377 Old Buckingham Road in Powhatan.
Reserve a seat today!
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Macon Dist. Vol. Fire Dept. hopes everyone has had a very Merry Christmas & we wish you a Happy New Year!
Please contact Marilyn Durham for more information, or to register.
I have a concealed carry class scheduled for Sunday, September 11th from 2pm to 5pm at Macon District Volunteer Fire Department located at 6377 Old Buckingham Road! Plenty of seats available!
Call, text, email, or private message me your name and phone number to get registered!😊
Be careful out there folks! It's super hot and below is some info on heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Also, remember to check on your neighbors during this heat wave.
The 4th of July is quickly approaching and many of us will be celebrating all weekend. Please use caution and remember to be safe!
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile customer service center, DMV 2 Go, will be in Powhatan County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. The mobile center will be at 3834 Old Buckingham Road. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders, and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses. For more information, visit www.dmvNOW.com/DMV2GO. To connect with DMV 2 Go on Twitter, use @VirginiaDMV or .
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