Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia

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Little Fork Volunteers To The Rescue

 

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 - 9:25 pm

Doug Monaco

July 23, 2017 - At 00:59 hours Little Fork was dispatched for an "investigation for fire department" in the Lakota area of our County. This term is used by dispatch when someone reports the possibility of a fire in an area, usually not nearby. As we prepared to respond dispatch cancelled this call type and at 01:04 upgraded the incident for a structure fire reported as a barn. They received several more calls from both Culpeper and Fauquier residents reporting a large fire. Just before arrival we were advised that is was a fully involved barn that had an unoccupied apartment on the second floor. Upon arrival we found a barn that had collapsed and was fully involved with fire. A neighbor confirmed that there were no occupants or livestock in the structure. Several other fire and rescue stations were dispatched to assist. After performing a complete size-up it was determined that there were no exposures and the structure was a total loss. All assist units were placed in service. We held units until the propane and electric lines were secured, We extinguished the burning fence line and secured the burnt area with steel gates that we found to keep the livestock out of the area. The Chief conversed with the owner who lives in Northern Virginia advising him of the situation. All units we back in service by 0400 hours. Engine 9, Rescue Engine 9, Ambulance 9-2, Tanker 9, Rescue 9 and Chief 9 responded to this incident with 16 volunteers from our station. As is customary we have been back to the scene to check for problems and have found none. ... See MoreSee Less

July 23, 2017 - At 00:59 hours Little Fork was dispatched for an investigation for fire department in the Lakota area of our County. This term is used by dispatch when someone reports the possibility of a fire in an area, usually not nearby. As we prepared to respond dispatch cancelled this call type and at 01:04 upgraded the incident for a structure fire reported as a barn. They received several more calls from both Culpeper and Fauquier residents reporting a large fire. Just before arrival we were advised that is was a fully involved barn that had an unoccupied apartment on the second floor. Upon arrival we found a barn that had collapsed and was fully involved with fire. A neighbor confirmed that there were no occupants or livestock in the structure. Several other fire and rescue stations were dispatched to assist. After performing a complete size-up it was determined that there were no exposures and the structure was a total loss. All assist units were placed in service. We held units until the propane and electric lines were secured, We extinguished the burning fence line and secured the burnt area with steel gates that we found to keep the livestock out of the area. The Chief conversed with the owner who lives in Northern Virginia advising him of the situation. All units we back in service by 0400 hours. Engine 9, Rescue Engine 9, Ambulance 9-2, Tanker 9, Rescue 9 and Chief 9 responded to this incident with 16 volunteers from our station. As is customary we have been back to the scene to check for problems and have found none.
July 18, 2017 - This collision occurred at Lee Highway and Rixeyville Road at approximately 1525 hours. Ambulance 9-1 and Rescue Engine 9 responded. One patient was transported to Fauquier Hospital.

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Crystal Duvall Hribal

would more signage and ground painted signs reduce the number of accidents at that intersection?

July 19, 2017 - July company business meeting was held at 1930 hours. The station temperature was 92 degrees!! With this said 30 members attended the meeting in spite of the heat and high humidity. Congratulations to Tracy and Kim Sturchio, as they were removed from probationary and voted to full active status by the membership!!

Saturday July 15th, 2017 - 2:04 pm

Doug Monaco

June 30, 2017 - Little Fork accepted the delivery of a new Amkus extrication tool set. The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation provided half of the funds to replace our thirty year old Phoenix extrication set with brand new Amkus Ion battery operated tools!! We are the first volunteer company to purchase this set in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The system is powered by Dewalt batteries and removes the need for hoses and a power unit. These tools are a 100% upgrade from our current system!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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I remember being trained with the Hurst brand in Fairfax Co. long time ago.

BUENAS herramientas de CORTE lo MEJOR a bAterías

Fácil de trasladar UN ABRAZO mi AMIGO Saludos

Put them to good use Brothers ...........please be safe !

July 13, 2017 - Even though the temperatures were in the high 80s with high humidity Little Forks monthly drill was held. To quote one of our officers....people wreck in this weather....dont they?? It did cool off as the evening progressed.... We cut up three vehicles using our new Amkus extrication system. Crews were rotated out and cold water and Gatorade were provided. We found that the new tools worked out better than expected. We removed eight doors, and two roofs before needing to replace the batteries. This also included lifting three dashboards. Thanks to Chief Billy Hamm for instructing he class!!  Afterwards we removed the old system and placed the new one on our Rescue Engine. You will notice that we cut up our 1998 Utility. that was sold to us for a couple of hundred dollars from the OWL VFD. After we obtained the vehicle we used it as a Chiefs buggy then as a Utility. The entire motor mount had rusted out as well as the framing under the vehicle and brake lines. We have been using it for parts to keep our 1999 Utility in service. It served us well for many years and even in the end was used to train to save lives!!

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Happy to have you guys close

Good job to everyone that attend last night. Thank You Chief Monaco.

July 12, 2017 - 94 degrees in the day room/bay/kitchen/office area of our station - still does not beat the record set last year!!!

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You all are amazing!!! Thank you !!!

Praying for big changes for all of you soon

Thank you guys, what's the latest on a new facility?

July 8, 2017 - Our Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue team attended the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show.
June 29, 2017 - This collision occurred in the 5500 block of Rixeyville Road. We were dispatched at approx. 1745 hours. No injuries. Ambulance 9-1, Rescue Engine 9 and Rescue 9 responded to this incident.

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Way too many accidents on Rixeyville Rd!!!

Too many people on phones and texting!! I see it every day!!

Just want to gently remind and address the way to slow comment I am training twin 15 year olds to drive these roads they will in the winter be driving it from 211 all the way to culpeper High school mind you they do drive the speed limit of 55 but learning the roads ups and downs and winding roads will bring their speed down slightly I have had big work trucks as well as every day drivers blowing horns flashing their lights and just this weekend have someone pass them on a no pass zone then abruptly cut them off and slam breaks well I realize that particular incident may be isolated it happens and it's in those moments that cause serious accidents. Please be aware an spread the word that sometimes it's a new driver behind the wheel I already have one teen driving this road and I would hate that someone's lack of planning or patience to cause an accident that would injure my children or anyone else the roads need more patrolling for awhile to make people aware Thanks for reading this may save a life pass the word

Friday July 7th, 2017 - 2:03 pm

Doug Monaco

July 6, 2017 - This event could be titled "Cat Used to Rescue Horse". At 1519 hours Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Clarke County with a horse down in the mud near White Post.July 6, 2017 - This event could be titled "Cat Used to Rescue Horse". At 1519 hours Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Clarke County with a horse down in the mud near White Post. We have experienced several inches of rain over the past few days. "Pretty Girl" a 22 year old mare decided to go out of the barn during a break in the weather. Her owners found her down in an area adjacent to their barn. The mud was thick and slick and she had tired from trying to get up. She was found exhausted at 1100 hours. After trying everything to get her up the vet was summoned. After determining that Pretty Girl had no neurological damage the vet summoned our team for assistance. While en-route, we requested the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company and the Clarke County Animal Control for assistance. Upon arrival we performed a size up and developed a plan -- move Pretty Girl to the rescue glide out into the open field and then use the Becker Sling to pick her up. The owner advised that he had a machine large enough to pick her up. We performed a safety briefing with everyone and initiated the plan. Once out in the field the owner advised that he would bring his machine in to make the lift while the Becker and spreader bar were being applied. The next thing we heard was what sounded like a tank heading in our direction! Suddenly a Cat Track Loader appeared from the wood line and was headed our way. This was a surprise and a first for our team!! Once in place chains were rigged and Pretty Girl was lifted, (with ease). After the sedation wore off she began to eat and drink water. Just as we released her the rain began. Pretty Girl was doing fine as we left at 1815 hours. We would like to thank the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company, The Clarke County Deputies/Animal Control, the vet Valerie Babcock of Harrison Equine - Berryville Virginia. The operation was performed in a safe and quick manner as all entities worked as a team. We would also like to thank the owners for their support!! Please visit our web site www.littleforkvfrc.org We operate from your donations!! ... See MoreSee Less

July 6, 2017 - This event could be titled Cat Used to Rescue Horse. At 1519 hours Little Forks Volunteer Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Clarke County with a horse down in the mud near White Post.

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You people are amazing! Great job!

June 27, 2016 - At 1540 hours we were dispatched for an auto collision on Rixeyville Road at Hazel River Church Road. Minor collision of two vehicles, no injuries. We assisted with traffic control. Ambulance 9-1 and Rescue Engine 9 responded.

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2016 Highlights

  • > 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.