Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia

Little Fork Volunteers To The Rescue

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December 2, 2016 - Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist a horse that had fallen into a pool.
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December 2, 2016 – At approximately 0915 hours, Dr. Laurel Marley, of Burdick Veterinarian Services, contacted Little Fork’s Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team and placed us on standby for a report of a horse in a pool. Shortly thereaft...

December 2, 2016 - Little Forks Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist a horse that had fallen into a pool.
November 19, 2016 - We would like to express our gratitude for the fund raising dance that was hosted by the Jeffersonton Ruritan Club. The proceeds will be donated to our building fund.

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Ellen BergDoug Monaco what's a good way to get a hold of you to discuss the possibility of teaching a course (you not me).

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Doug Monaco shared Little Fork Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team's post to the group: Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co.

November 13, 2016 - At 1036 hours Little Fork's Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Fluvanna County with a horse that was reported as trapped in the mud.
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November 13, 2016 - At 1036 hours Little Fork's Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Fluvanna County with a horse that was reported as trapped in the mud. The owner asked that we tell Starfire's story so that others may learn f...

November 13, 2016 - At 1036 hours Little Forks Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Fluvanna County with a horse that was reported as trapped in the mud.

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Rita Monaco-EverlyDoug, you and your group do awesome work.

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Polly CuttingThank you all for your assistance - My thought to the family for their loss!

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This dance is being held to raise money for Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue's building fund!!! Please come out and support YOUR local volunteer fire and rescue Company.....
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Jefferson Ruritan Fundraising Dance

November 19, 2016, 7:30pm

Jeffersonton Community Center

Jefferson Ruritan will be sponsoring a fundraising dance to benefit the Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Building Fund Doors Open @ 7:30pm Guest Artist: DK's Edge will play from 8:30pm to 11:30pm All ages are welcome. $10 admission - under age 10...

Jefferson Ruritan Fundraising Dance

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William A. WilliamsLet me know when is convenient for you to get with me on the Fire Extinguishers at Church…sometime after Thur. afternoon would be good for me. Hope all went well at the EMS Conference last week. Blessings, “Buddy” When GOD solves our problems, we have faith in HIS abilities. When GOD doesn't solve our problems HE has faith in our abilities.

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October 28, 2016 - Little Fork was dispatched to an auto collision on Rixeyville involving four vehicles and an entrapment. Arriving crews found all occupants of the collision out and most had minor injuries. One driver was transported to Fauquier Hospital. There were a total of 5 vehicles involved and the collision scene was spread out over 1/4 mile. Ambulance 9, Rescue Engine 9, Chief 9, Shock Trauma 9-2 and Rescue 9 responded to this incident which occurred at 1606 hours.

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Jennifer Christian ScottHoly hell what happened

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Courtney JonesThat truck looks rolled! So glad everyone was ok.

1 month ago
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Paul SharkeyDoug, I used to be the volunteer EMS Lt in Fairfax City many moons ago and now since I am on your website I am amazed at all the accidents in our area. I recently went back to my home country of England and they truly are the masters of accident protection. I know this country will not accept the dense use of speed control cameras over here but there is on thing that does work. The post signs called "Black Spot" areas and on huge signs they list the number of accidents and people killed and injured each year on a daily basis. It has drastically reduced the number of accidents. It makes locals more aware of the problems and also makes out of towners very aware of the problem. Just saying.....

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Paul SharkeySorry I meant accident prevention.

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Patricia Edwards MenefeePrayers for them.

1 month ago
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Jerri Ann AsburyI would like to know how in the world that happened!? The number of accidents on 229 are out of control. Something needs to be done. Pay attention when you are driving, people! Also, some idiot almost caused another accident while driving around this one on Ryland chapel road passing a car on a single lane road. They nearly hit me head on. People need to stop and rethink. Life and limb is more important than that sort of behavior.

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Richard FlorencePeople are constantly driving way over the speed limit and tailgating on 229. It's a 2-lane road. You can only go but so fast.

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David An JessicaAlways in a hurry to get no where...

1 month ago   ·  1
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Christie DuvallI drive this road every day several times a day.....you have no idea how many people come into my lane head on from texting or passing.....mostly texting however I did have one lady pass and I had to stop and pull over literally to avoid a head on collision. It's just awful. I fear for when my kids start driving......When I grew up we didn't have to worry about half the distraction that goes on now...Today you have to constantly be a defensive driver because no one else is paying attention 🙁

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Randy HigginsYou guys have the worst drivers in the area. You might want to buy an extra set of spreaders.

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Sarah Shepard MobiusRight before this happened, my SO passed a flatbed 18-wheeler hauling a crane and heading north on 229 - he passed it right around the Rixeyville PO. He said the 18-wheeler was FLYING down the road with the crane itself partway hanging off the bed of the truck. The crane was partly in the oncoming lane. So he wasn't surprised when, on his way home from Culpeper a little while later, said 18-wheeler was involved in this four-car wreck - only about 1/4 of a mile further down the road (towards the Hazel River) from his original siting of it.

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Sarah Shepard MobiusI want to know why there is no sheriff's department presence in this part of the county. Also, the speed limit needs to be reduced to 45 mph, similar to what they had to do on 17 between 66 and Paris Mountain. And it needs to be ENFORCED. 229 is out of control and law enforcement does nothing.

1 month ago
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Kelly Louise Whetzel-DavenportI agree cars speed alot on this road however I travel it everyday a few times and all hours. I see sheriff's all the time and radar. We all can slow down and maybe some use common sense and patience might help as well

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Jessica AllisonWe were waiting in the traffic when I looked up and saw this a cross above the accident

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Karen Miller SouderAgreed, people are definitely out of control on this road. You do the speed limit and get angry people behind you riding your but. It's terrible.

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Ellen BergI agree - I have to do this road often to get to customers but it pains me to travel this road - people really are insane in goo weather and bad. They are always in a hurry - could care less about the speed limit or giving you breathing room to drive - they literally do get up on your bumper, flash lights then do the scariest passes on doubles lines I have ever seen and interestingly, I have never seen a police officer - I pray for all the sane souls that have to do that road.

1 month ago   ·  1
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Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist with extricating a horse that was found in a hayloft the night before in Botetourt County Virginia.
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October 14, 2016 - At approximately 0640 hours Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist with extricating a horse that was found in a hayloft the night before in Botetourt County Virginia. After several attem...

Little Forks Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist with extricating a horse that was found in a hayloft the night before in Botetourt County Virginia.

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Bill YowellGreat job guys!!! Only one thing to say. Clean the camera lens.

2 months ago
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Kevin RichardsExcellent work folks, never would have believed it was possible until I saw the pics! That's one heck of a staircase!

2 months ago
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T'mi FinkleJob well done

2 months ago
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Kimberly Fry ShrewsburyGreat work Little Fork!

2 months ago
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Michelle Swonger GrayAmazing job!!!

2 months ago
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Traci Mannino-CantrellSuch a great group of professionals!!

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Billy SullivanYou guys sure are building your reputation. And you're all Volunteer ! OUTSTANDING!!!!

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Joe Gastrichgreat work!

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Rita Monaco-EverlyYou sure do amazing work!

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October 21, 2016 - This collision between a vehicle and a County school bus occurred as the bus was returning from its last drop off.  The bus driver and her two children were not harmed, the driver of the vehicle was transported by Ambulance 9-1 to Fauquier Hospital. This collision occurred just before 1600 hours at Rixeyville Road and Lee Highway. Ambulance 9-1, Rescue Engine 9 and Chief 9 responded to this incident.

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Karen AbsherA really bad intersection since forever.

1 month ago   ·  2
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Raf Barco-CalderonIt seems to me the truck driver, was at fault.

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Leann Parks WaltherI work for a school transportation and drive from time time to time. I can't imagine the force to push that bus like it did! That SUV was hauling butt.

1 month ago   ·  2
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Peggy SmithGlad everyone is okay.

1 month ago
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Karen AxellInstead of giving a simultaneous green light to both the traffic exiting the gas station AND the traffic entering the intersection coming north on Rixeyville Road, they need to make it an alternating green - meaning that one group gets the green at a time. It is always a jumble and guessing game in the middle of that intersection, especially if anyone is making a left turn onto Lee Highway. If it hasn't already happened, someone is going to get killed there. Terrible.

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October 6, 2016 - At 05:48 hours Little Fork's volunteers were dispatched for a report of a possible auto collision on Rixeyville Road near Bumblebee Lane. We were advised that a motorist had seen a vehicle veering in the roadway and had lost sight of them. He turned around and could not find anything but called 911 anyway. This action probably saved a life. Law enforcement and our Ambulance 9-1 could not find anything either. Rescue Engine 9 arrived in the area and activated the scene lighting. The crew on the right side of the pumper observed what looked like a vehicle 40' down the embankment. We stopped and could see the top of the vehicle with what looked like and later turned out to be the lone occupant's arm laying across the dashboard. Rescue Engine 9 marked on scene and began the task of gaining entry to the vehicle by wading through extremely dense brush. Crews reported that the occupant was unconscious and that her legs were trapped by the dashboard. Chief 9 established Command and requested a helicopter, ALS unit, the Heavy Rescue from Warrenton and an engine company to set the LZ up at the Jeffersonton Baptist Church. Little Fork's EMS and fire crews started work on treating the patient and cutting the vehicle apart to free her legs. The following units were dispatched to assist: Medic 12, Engine 1403 for the landing zone, Warrenton's Rescue 1 for extrication assistance, a Fauquier BC and when requested the helicopters advised that they could not fly due to the foggy conditions. Rappahannock Electric was requested for an assessment of the power pole. Sheriff's deputies were asked to take control of traffic. The pictures tell most of the story. The "cut job" was extremely challenging due to the position and location of the vehicle. The patient regained consciousness during the extrication which took a little less than an hour. At one time there were four extrication tools operating at the same time. Three ladders and a stokes basket were used too. On the second request from Command a helicopter did respond but fog moved in and overtook the LZ just before their arrival. Once extricated the patient was eventually transported to the LZ at Fauquier Hospital where visibility had improved. She was flown to the trauma center in Charlottesville. We would like to thank the numerous agencies that assisted with this incident. ... See MoreSee Less

October 6, 2016 - At 05:48 hours Little Forks volunteers were dispatched for a report of a possible auto collision on Rixeyville Road near Bumblebee Lane. We were advised that a motorist had seen a vehicle veering in the roadway and had lost sight of them. He turned around and could not find anything but called 911 anyway. This action probably saved a life. Law enforcement and our Ambulance 9-1 could not find anything either. Rescue Engine 9 arrived in the area and activated the scene lighting. The crew on the right side of the pumper observed what looked like a vehicle 40 down the embankment. We stopped and could see the top of the vehicle with what looked like and later turned out to be the lone occupants arm laying across the dashboard. Rescue Engine 9 marked on scene and began the task of gaining entry to the vehicle by wading through extremely dense brush. Crews reported that the occupant was unconscious and that her legs were trapped by the dashboard. Chief 9 established Command and requested a helicopter, ALS unit, the Heavy Rescue from Warrenton and an engine company to set the LZ up at the Jeffersonton Baptist Church. Little Forks EMS and fire crews started work on treating the patient and cutting the vehicle apart to free her legs. The following units were dispatched to assist: Medic 12, Engine 1403 for the landing zone, Warrentons Rescue 1 for extrication assistance, a Fauquier BC and when requested the helicopters advised that they could not fly due to the foggy conditions. Rappahannock Electric was requested for an assessment of the power pole. Sheriffs deputies were asked to take control of traffic. The pictures tell most of the story. The cut job was extremely challenging due to the position and location of the vehicle. The patient regained consciousness during the extrication which took a little less than an hour. At one time there were four extrication tools operating at the same time. Three ladders and a stokes basket were used too. On the second request from Command a helicopter did respond but fog moved in and overtook the LZ just before their arrival. Once extricated the patient was eventually transported to the LZ at Fauquier Hospital where visibility had improved. She was flown to the trauma center in Charlottesville. We would like to thank the numerous agencies that assisted with this incident.

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Dave HittGood job!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Kimberly Fry ShrewsburyGood thing that citizen followed his intuition and made the call to 911.

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Christie DuvallWow! You guys are amazing! I hope she will be okay!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Courtney JonesThank God for the citizens instinct to turn around and call 911. I pray she will be ok. Thank you to everyone involved!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Sue ChurchwellHoly smokes! Amazing job, and kudos to that passing motorist, too! I hope the driver will be okay.

2 months ago   ·  3
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Sharon WigginsGreat job gentlemen

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Erica RobinsonSo thankful For the other motorist. Praying that the driver will be okay.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Spencer NixAwesome find. These kinds of things can turn ugly if they aren't found and the family starts complaining someone should've found them. One way legal problems can start. You guys rock. What a smart motorist to know something wasn't right and calling. That person had angels watching over them.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Kelly Louise Whetzel-DavenportGreat job thanks for your service

2 months ago   ·  1
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Stephanie Leake MillerGreat job to everyone involved! Prayers to the driver of the vehicle. ...

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Danielle Hill KetchamAmazing all around.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Tammy Huntsman KerrBless your hearts, thanks for your service. Many prayers for the driver.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Paul KomarFantastic job to all

2 months ago   ·  2
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Janice Lynn PalleriaUpdate on the driver?

2 months ago   ·  1
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Deb ChapmanGreat Job

2 months ago   ·  1
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Jessica Martin WoodwardAny updates on the driver would be appreciated. I work with this young woman and I know she's hasn't lived local for a while but is living with in laws and if anyone knows her family or the people she lives with please contact me. Her work family is very concerned. We pray for her speedy recovery and for her young daughter at this time.

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Kimeth HelselGreat job! Prayers for the woman

2 months ago   ·  1
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Patricia Edwards MenefeePrayers sent for the lady.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Cathy LeonardAmazing teamwork! Thanks to all of the personnel involved in this incident.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Michelle DowdAwesome teamwork!! Thank you God for these Angels on Earth!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Jessica Martin WoodwardSo incredibly thankful for the citizen who knew something wasn't right and called 911!! What a blessing that person was! Definitely saved a life today.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Larry PattersonChallenging!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Yvonne Herbstwow .. what a story! She's so lucky you were there to rescue her

2 months ago   ·  2
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Donald PerryGreat job, but ai thought you guys had a rescue also?

2 months ago   ·  1
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  • > 61 volunteer members responded to 523 incidents
  • > 100% response rate to all emergency calls
  • > $1.268 million of property saved
  • > Several lives saved
  • > Local fire insurance rates lowered by more than $1.9 million dollars.


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