AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast

Fire Prevention Week and VBFD Captain Matt "Chevy" Chiaverotti

October 08, 2022 Kevin Ferrara Season 3 Episode 9
AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast
Fire Prevention Week and VBFD Captain Matt "Chevy" Chiaverotti
Show Notes

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara starts off by recognizing the 100th Anniversary of NFPA's Fire Prevention Week and the importance of this years theme, "Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape." Kevin talks about how having a plan that variates from time to time will enable those escaping from a fire to be better prepared for the unexpected.

As the podcast continues, Kevin talks about firefighter cancer and how Virginia Beach Fire Department Captain Matt "Chevy" Chiaverotti is currently engaged in a battle to overcome Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (metastatic carcinoma), a rare and aggressive form of cancer that accounts for less than 2% of thyroid cancers.

Matt is the Captain of VBFD Engine 7, the busiest engine in the department, and is  a Search Team Manager with FEMA Virginia Task Force 2, an organization Matt has been with for over 16-years.

Support Events:

  • October 20th - Thin Line Brewing Company - Virginia Beach, VA - 5:00pm
    • Thin Brew Line,  1375 Oceana Blvd,  Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    • A portion of sales benefit Matt and his family.
    • 50/50 Raffle; Live Music – Dave Cynar Band

  • October 22nd - Annual Public Safety BCS (Battling Cancer Series) Flag Football Game 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Nanesmond River Baptist Church,  2896 Bridge Rd., Suffolk, VA 23435
    • Contact Rainey Dail (757) 409-1903 for more information

  • November 12th - Stability Crossfit - 8:00 am
    • Stability Corssfit, 1944 Laskin Rd.Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    • Contact Christopher Zach (732)857-0561 for more information. 


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