Chris Thornton
Chris Thornton
Active Life Member
Years of service
20 years
Additional positions
Training Lieutenant
Junior Advisor
Job training
VA Dept of Health - EMT-B


VDFP - Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Haz-Mat Awareness, Haz-Mat Operations, EVOC 1, 2, and 3, H.T.R. Rope Rescue 1, Basic Pump Operations, Farm Machinery Safety Extrication, Incident Command System, Confined Space Rescue, Mayday Firefighter Down.

FEMA - ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, EMS Operations at Multi-Casualty Incidents, Firefighter Safety Calling the Mayday.

RESA-I - Gone in 60 Seconds The First Minute of Life, When Vehicles Attack, Line of Duty Death, Clandestine Labs/Awareness and Recognition, Management of Violent Situations, Fire Officer Development.

NRCC - Principles of Emergency Services, Hazardous Materials Chemistry, Occupational Health and Safety.

Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boating Safety Education.

VFIS - Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor.
I have been a member Giles Rescue since 2001. I was Training Sergeant for Giles Rescue from 2016 to 2018.

I am also a member of the Rich Creek Volunteer Fire Department. I have been in the fire department since 1998 and held the positions of Second Lieutenant and Secretary.

I am currently working on my Associate Degree in Fire Science Technology at New River Community College.

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Vehicle Sergeant
VP / Parliamentarian
IDC Officer
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Junior - 1st. Lt.
Junior - President
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Davis.

Steve joined the Giles County Life Saving and Rescue Squad when he was fifteen years old and served faithfully for over fifty years. He was a lifetime member and Hall of Fame member of the VAVRS. As a youth he was baptized into the Christian faith in Narrows. He was retired from the Celanese Plant and The State of Virginia Health Dept, was a member of the Celco Fire Brigade and Giles County Hazmat Team.

We ask that you keep the family and our crew in your thoughts and prayers as we move through this difficult time.

Rest In Peace Steve, we’ll take it from here.

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