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January 11, 2015 - Our Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched for a horse trapped on the ice in Stafford County at 11:22 hours. While responding we connected with the on scene Incident Commander for a briefing. We requested a water rescue team, Vet, animal control officer and a tractor to lift the animal. Upon arrival we found that "George" had gone out on the ice and fell on his side. Exposure time was unknown. Stafford Fire and Rescue units had managed to extricate George from the water. The owner and concerned neighbors had warmed blankets and towels and laid them on him to help maintain body temperature. We assessed the situation and decided to wait for the vet to assess George before we moved him further. We did not want to risk him getting up and going back into the water. The vet arrived and found that his body temperature had dropped to around 95 degrees. She immediately administered warm IV's and medicine. After waiting for an effect we decided to move him up the field and away from the water. He had made no attempt to stand after several attempts of encouragement. This became a major concern. We placed George on our glide, (he did not do well with the "life preserver" head protection) so we left it off but monitored his head while moving him. After moving him we turned him over onto his "favorite" side to stand up and waited. The vet advised that if he did not stand on his own the use of our Becker sling would probably not have been viable due to his hypothermia. Just as we began to gather our equipment to leave, George rallied himself and stood on his own!! As we left George was drinking, eating and standing. Thanks to the Stafford County fire and rescue units, animal control officer, vet and backhoe operator for your assistance!! (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Steven TylerGreat Job Doug....say Hi to Ralph..2 weeks ago   ·  1
Marcia PescitaniYou guys are the best!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Donnie EmbreyGreat job.2 weeks ago   ·  1
John MarshAwesome work Doug!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Alice PorterNice job, one step at a time. I hope you will share this on the TLAER site- or should I?2 weeks ago
Alice PorterOop! Never mind. See it on the site now!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kathy Knarr Waters-Caleswonderful outcome!!!!! thanks for all you do!!!!!!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Norma Mayo-BaileyGreat job!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kevin RichardsNice work folks!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Eileen WilliamsWell done!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Laurie HanahanGreat job! Love happy endings!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Stephen TurnerStrong work Doug Monaco.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Peggy SuarezAwesome work Doug. Love the good outcome.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kimberly Fry ShrewsburyGreat job.2 weeks ago   ·  2
Chris FoxGreat job Little Fork !!!!!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Randy HigginsThis is an amazing service that you guys offer. I am totally impressed. Strong work Doug and crew!2 weeks ago   ·  3
Kathy Tyreman Foxwow----great job guys...I hope George stays away fom that creek ...2 weeks ago   ·  2
Pat DraperThis was an amazing rescue. I have horses and I often wonder how they would be rescued if something happened to them since they are so large. Wonderful crew you have!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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January 10, 2015 - At 1628 hours we were dispatched to provide mutual aid to Fauquier County for a structure fire on Hilltop Place. Engine 9 responded and provided a crew for suppression operations. After dropping the crew off, Engine 9 made a reverse lay of 1000 feet of 4" supply line and then set up a dump site operation. Several Tankers shuttled water and we pumped an estimated 20,000+ gallons of water to the scene. Our Tanker was requested and responded later in the incident. Crews had a hard time due to the extreme cold, several of our lines froze during this incident. We had to load our hose onto a pickup truck to bring it back to the station where we had to warm the frozen connections to couple the hose back together. We finally completed placing the apparatus and equipment back in service and released our crews at midnight. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Tim KuleszaWhat is the burning law. I know it's after 4pm but can you burn any day2 weeks ago

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January 3, 2015 - Our Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Spotsylvania County with a horse that was found cast in a field. Just before arrival we were placed in service, the vet decided to euthanize the horse due to prolonged exposure and medical history. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sabrina WardThat's sad. I was wondering how that call turned out.3 weeks ago
Kathy Knarr Waters-Calesvery sad3 weeks ago
Laurie HanahanTough situation - and sad.3 weeks ago

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January 3, 2015 - We were dispatched to structure fire on Waterford Road. Arriving crews found a fire in the floor. Overnight a log had rolled out onto the hardware flooring and it slowly ignited the floor. It burned through and damaged the floor joists. Luckily one of the occupants awoke and discovered the fire at about 0700 hours. Engine, Chief, Tanker and Ambulance 9 responded to this incident. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Cindy MitchellScary how much worse it could have been.3 weeks ago
Larry PattersonThat's an interesting one!3 weeks ago
Steven T. Cornella SrIsn't that what a front cover screen is designed and built for that Reason ? Glad it did not ingress into a fully involved structure and no one was injured ............Thank you Little Fork......job well done .3 weeks ago
John DonovanClose call. b/r jfd3 weeks ago

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January 2, 2015 - After planning and training for months Little Fork begins using the new BLS/ALS Protocols. The last step was to exchange the differing ALS drugs and the issuance of our new BLS drug kits. This change will bring a significant improvement of patient treatment in the field! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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John MarshDoug can you tell me what is in the BLS drug kit? I am working on my EMT-B and am just curious...THX3 weeks ago
John MarshLooks like I can se most of it....does it follow NREMT?3 weeks ago

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January 6, 2015 -- One of our old pumpers that was bought by an antique collector was recently "found" in New Hampshire. Looks like it is still in good shape! ... See MoreSee Less

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Penn GormanHow about old Tanker 9 - Is that still out there somewhere ?3 weeks ago
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December 31, 2014 - Wishing everyone a happy new year!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tom PologrutoHappy New Year Little Fork ! BE SAFE IN ALL YOU DO.4 weeks ago
Nancy Robey ColeThanks again guys for all you do.........4 weeks ago
James DyreHappy New Year Little Fork!4 weeks ago   ·  1
Marie RediskeHappy New Year. Thank you for everything you do for our community.4 weeks ago
Nina Dove MuddimanSame to you Doug!4 weeks ago
Tammy Huntsman KerrThanks Little Fork....here is to a safe and happy New Year.4 weeks ago
Raf Barco-CalderonWhere is Joshua?4 weeks ago

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December 2014 - LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION....Little Fork has hired a video production team to assist with our building fund raiser. Several members and some people in our community have been filmed by the crew for our "soon to be released" production. Here are some preview pictures!! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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December 24, 2014 - The members of Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tom PologrutoBack at you guys ! BE SAFE IN ALL YOU DO !1 month ago
Kathy Knarr Waters-CalesWishing all of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!1 month ago
Mike BaileyMerry Christmas back to you.1 month ago
Nancy Robey ColeThank you and thank you all for everything you do. You are well appreciated at this house.1 month ago
Dave HittMerry Christmas ya'll!1 month ago

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