Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia

Little Fork Volunteers To The Rescue

November 27, 2015 -ALEXIS WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT HER HELMET SAVED HER LIFE AND THAT EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR ONE --REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE. THE FOLLOWING PICTURES HAVE BEEN POSTED AT THE URGING OF 7 YEAR OLD ALEXIS. On November 26, 2015 Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to assist with an injury that had resulted from a 4 wheeler incident. Alexis was a passenger on a 4 wheeler that rolled over on top of her. The unit weighs 800 Lbs!! Her father lifted the bike off her right after the incident occurred. She was airlifted to a local trauma center and was released hours later after a complete checkup. She had minimal injuries because she was wearing a helmet! Alexis and her family stopped by our station to thank the Shock Trauma Technician and EMT that transported her to the helicopter and to retrieve her life saving helmet. During her visit the volunteers gave Alexis and her sister stuffed animals that we carry on the units for children. She also posed with the helmet that saved her from significant injury. OUR VOLUNTEERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALEXIS AND HER FAMILY FOR ALLOWING US TO POST THESE PICTURES - THIS POST AND MESSAGE MAY SAVE ANOTHER LIFE. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stan Mettinger Jr.great story, great job with a happy ending..3 days ago   ·  3
Jeannie CarpenterThank you all!!3 days ago   ·  6
Samantha CorbinThe little fork crew is wonderful. Always about there patients when they are called.. Great job.. So happy the little one is doing great.3 days ago   ·  2
Tammy TerwilligerI believe those 4 wheelers say you shouldn't carry passengers either. Glad she is gonna be okay.3 days ago   ·  3
Kimberly Fry ShrewsburyA life saving decision for Alexis to wear her helmet. Her story will help others. Hoping she has a speedy recovery.3 days ago   ·  6
Lisa Salyers LightnerGreat job Little Fork, very thankful for a happy ending and prayers for a speedy recovery!3 days ago   ·  1
JD BaileyThank you Little Fork for assisting Brandy Station Vol. Fire Department with this. We are all glad she will make a quick recovery.3 days ago   ·  10
Mimi Reese KolesarThankful her parents instilled the habit of wearing a helmet in the first place! Thankful your crews were there for them in their time of need. And super thankful she is going to recover!!3 days ago   ·  3
Steven T. Cornella SrKeep up the Great WORK ............LITTLE FORK !3 days ago   ·  1
Yvonne HerbstWhat an amazing story ..3 days ago   ·  2
Rebecca GimenezThank you. .. hugs3 days ago   ·  1
Amy Krenytzky RobinsonSweet thing!! So so glad she is ok!!3 days ago   ·  1
Teresa Landino-JonesI hope her story goes a very long way... What an incredible little girl.... To share this so openly, and to spread those life saving words.... "Wear Your Helmet" Thank you Alexis 💞3 days ago   ·  3
Paul SharkeyAny charges for the parents?3 days ago
James Dyrevery lucky little thing glad she is doing ok!2 days ago   ·  2
Beth-Ann RauAnd remember to get a new helmet after it sustains an impact. Often, the company that makes the helmet will replace it or provide a discount on a new one.2 days ago   ·  8
Kayla DavisAs the one who dispatched this call, thank you to the little girl and her parents for allowing Doug to post this! Unfortunately, in dispatch, it can be tough especially when you have a little one at home the same age, you are there in the beginning til responders arrive and then most times you don't know whether it is a good or bad outcome. Last I knew, was when aircare lifted off. So very happy to hear that the little girl is well!! Hoping this story helps someone else! 😊2 days ago   ·  20

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November 25, 2015 - and so it continues.....this collision occurred on Rixeyville Road near the Post Office. We were dispatched just after 1800 hrs (our shift change) to a single vehicle collision. The front bumper of the vehicle was stuck in a tree, about 20' north of where the car eventually stopped. The driver refused service and we assisted with traffic control and helped look for personal stuff that was ejected while the vehicle rolled over. Ambulance 9, Rescue Engine 9, Chief 9-1 and Rescue 9 responded. The oncoming shift staffed the other ambulance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Richard FlorenceThank goodness for the Little Fork volunteers. They have really been busy these last few days with accidents.5 days ago   ·  5
Jennifer Christian ScottMan y'all have been so busy!!! Thank you for taking care of our community!!!5 days ago   ·  2
Madeleine PrinceDo you think these are deer related accidents?5 days ago
Miranda KuleszaMy husband and I moved to the area about a year ago and we noticed there are a ton of accidents on this road. Does anyone know why there seem to be so many?5 days ago   ·  1
Richard FlorencePeople just drive too fast on that road. You would think 55 was fast enough, but 70? That's insane!5 days ago
Luci Antimi FaucherThank you all so much for being there for my husband last night. I know to you it is your job, but please know how much we appreciate your service. Being in an accident hours from home is terrifying, but knowing there are people like you out there willing to come out and help is a Godsend. He had some serious guardian angels watching over him last night! Looking at these pictures it's hard to believe he is home safe and sound. Happy Thanksgiving!!!5 days ago   ·  8
Richard FlorenceGlad he is relatively ok. Not the easiest of roads to drive on, even for us "locals". The Little Fork volunteers are amazing. BTW, the Mustang is a good choice!5 days ago   ·  2
Ellen BergHas anyone ever researched to see why there are so many accidents on this road? It makes me nervous to be on it because of all the reports of accidents.5 days ago
Richard FlorenceDriving too fast and tailgating. Plus now you have the deer equation mixed in. It's a 2 lane road, not I-66.5 days ago   ·  2
Ellen BergWell no arguing with that - I've been on that road, doing speed limit, watching for deer when it is dark and have had many a person come right up on my backside, flashing lights for me to move faster or get out of their way. I've also had them cross the double lines - it is just an unpleasant road to drive on but somehow wish they would study it and put some corrections in place to either force people to slow down or force them to behave (always wishful thinking).4 days ago   ·  1
Jerri Ann AsburyWith a son who will get his learners next year, I am so concerned about this road. It is a relatively straight two lane road. There is NO excuse for all the accidents that occur. People need to start paying closer attention to driving, slow down to at least close to the speed limit, get off their phones, and if you happen to see a deer don't swerve off the road. Better to hit the deer than a tree.3 days ago

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November 24, 2015 - and finally, at 17:57 Little Fork was dispatched to a reported head on collision at the intersection of Lee Highway and Rixeyville Road. Crews arrived to find two patients who were out of their vehicles standing near the 7-11 entrance way. Both were assessed and transported to Fauquier Hospital for BLS injuries. Hazards were removed and we assisted the Sheriff's Office with traffic control until the vehicles were removed from the intersection. Ambulance 9, Ambulance 9-2 and Rescue Engine 9 responded to this incident. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OVER THE HOLIDAY!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brittany Paige StricklandReally hoping they change that light where one side at a time goes. The 229 and store people always get confused6 days ago   ·  3
Stephanie RapsonThis intersection needs to be fixed.6 days ago   ·  2
Ashlee JonesAgreed! No one seems to know how to use that light properly!3 days ago

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November 24, 2015 - At 14:43 hours Little Fork and Medic 12 were dispatched for a reported vehicle overturned with entrapment on Rixeyville Road near Emerald Hill School. Arriving crews found two elderly patients trapped in a vehicle on its side. Another transport unit was dispatched from Company 12. One patient was held by the seat belt in a position over top of the other patient. Command was established by Chief 9, and an extrication plan was developed. Patients immediate needs were taken care of while the vehicle was stabilized. EMS providers and patients were covered, glass was removed and the roof posts were cut. Once cut the roof was laid down giving full access to the patients. The bottom patient was removed first. One of the EMS providers crawled under the other patient and the seat belt was then cut, with the individual lowered onto a back board. Patients were given another assessment and then transported to Culpeper Hospital. We would like to thank the crews from Medic 12 and law enforcement. Law enforcement blocked the roadway and diverted traffic to side roads during the entire incident. Rescue Engine, Chief 9 and Rescue 9 responded to this incident. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yvonne HerbstWow .. busy day for LFVFRC!6 days ago   ·  1

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November 24, 2015 - At approximately 0600 hours, Little Fork was dispatched for a reported vehicle over turned on Rixeyville Road near Double H Acres Lane. Arriving crews found a vehicle that was down an embankment with no access to either side. The driver was extricated through the rear window. Thankfully the driver was not injured. Little did we know at the time that this day would become even more interesting! Ambulance 9 and Rescue Engine 9 responded to the auto collision. This duty crew had another incident just after midnight that involved an elderly male that fell and had arterial bleeding from his head who was quickly transported to Fauquier Hospital. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ruth Roach ZehWhat happened near 229/211 7-11 last night?6 days ago
Brittany Paige StricklandMy husband called it in but couldn't find the driver. Glad everyone was ok.6 days ago   ·  1
Ashlee JonesOmg!6 days ago

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November 22, 2015 - All drivers are required to attend and become certified by testing through the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Fire Programs class. The Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) consists of both classroom and practical evolutions. Last weekend several members were given practical training - both on the road and practice through a cone course; to prepare them for the upcoming course. ... See MoreSee Less

November 18, 2015 - The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution attended our monthly business meeting. The group presented an official Culpeper Minute Man flag to the membership of Little Fork to recognize the volunteers for their service to the local community. While making the presentation to our President (Ed Kelso) the group described the history of the Minute Men and their impact on the local community. They also talked about how volunteerism is still alive and well in Culpeper County. We would like to thank the Culpeper Minute Men for their support and kind words towards our volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

November 11, 2015 - Columbia Gas representatives attended our monthly fire drill to review the September 30 mock drill that we held in our first due. The drill simulated a 50,000 gallon tank farm leak through a 6" pipe that was accidentally severed. The intent was to test their response plan and gave fire and rescue an opportunity to practice response to a large outside gas leak. After reviewing the lessons learned the representatives presented a $3,000 check towards our building fund. They expressed their thanks for the volunteers (some of whom took off from work that day) for their assistance. We thank Columbia Gas for their generous donation to our community which is in desperate need of a new fire and rescue station. ... See MoreSee Less

November 14, 2015 - Little Fork members performed a standby at an event at Verdun Adventure Bound. The "Girls on the Run" was a 5k run at their facility. Little Fork members provide EMS standbys at several events throughout the year for our community. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a pic of one of our Technical Large Animal Rescue team members at the Warrenton Hunt opening meet on November 7, 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

One of our favorites, Melissa Mainville out with Warrenton Hunt, Va., Opening Meet, November 7, 2015. Not only does Melissa have a day job and foxhunts, she is a volunteer at the Little Fork Fire and Rescue Company. "In 2011 Little Fork Volunteer Fir...

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Terri BeaversCongratulations..that's really cool!3 weeks ago
Susan SmithBeautiful picture! Your mare is so WHITE!!3 weeks ago
Paul KomarWhat a beautiful horse and a very hard working talented person riding. Great job Melissa.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Melissa MainvilleThank you Paul Komar. Riding is my mental break from work and fire/rescue.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Lisa Salyers LightnerLooking good Ruthie......and Melissa!!3 weeks ago   ·  1

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