Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia

Technical Large Animal Rescue Team Benefit Trail Ride Spring 2015

Technical Large Animal Rescue Team Benefit Trail Ride

 

Little Fork Volunteers To The Rescue

 

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Someone laid out! Nice.

It was much appreciated. A big thank you for your help.

 

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So has the flashing turn signal caused more issues?

I think they need to redo this intersection, far too many problems since they took away the stop sign and people need to understand that flashing CAUTION light if that is where the accidents happen. I saw a very close call at Ira Hoffman and 229 the person just strolled through the blinking light and the other person coming from town had to almost stop at the light that was green for them. Apparently this is a challenge for some.

Tina Kelly Yantz

Ann Eastham

TIME FOR US ALL TO CONTACT VDOT AND GET SOMETHING DONE.

going to start wearing a helmet every time i go through this intersection.

Such a bad intersection😢😬

Way too many accidents there to count. The yellow blinking light confuses drivers. I rarely go through the light that I don't see the remnants of a car accident and usually there is one that has just happened. Glad no one was seriously hurt this time. The last one I saw, someone had to be airlifted. I have literally stopped on a green light to allow those approaching the yellow blinking to go through. Second guessing the light on green will also cause even more accidents. Those who make decisions about this intersection need an emergency session to address this.

Crystal Duvall Hribal

Does vdot even know about the amount of accidents that have been happening here since the light change? Do they get reports or other means to be in the loop?

OKAY FOLKS - JUST TALKED WITH ASHLEY AT VDOT. THEY ARE WORKING ON THIS ISSUE. THEY DO GET ACCIDENT REPORTS AND FATALITY REPORTS. A GENTLEMAN IS SUPPOSED TO CALL ME BACK IN A DAY OR SO. THEY WERE IN A CLASS TODAY. I'LL KEEP U POSTED. I DID TELL THEM ABOUT THIS POST ALSO SO THEY CAN SEE THE COMMENTS/CONCERNS.

people it is not the light.....let me try and be nice.....people are just DUMB.....they can't figure out a flashing light www.youtube.com/watch?v=At6UMbBJOiw

This light may be confusing ... But when it goes from flashing yellow to red to green in the space of a second then something's wrong. Also, people are idiots. Especially since they think a left has right of way over someone going straight. Maybe they can separate out the lights for the directions from 7-11 and Rixieville. I've been nearly hit when going from Rixieville into 7-11 by people turning left coming out from 7-11.

Once I was coming out of 7-11 turning left onto 211, and someone from 29 was making a left (their left), and they had no idea what they were doing so they decided to go straight through the intersection on THE RIGHT SIDE of me. It could've been a head on collision had I not have been stopped waiting to turn. This was about 2 years ago before the flashing light even went in. This intersection is all kinds of crazy.

When will VDOT and the county get a fricking clue!!!

I agree, people are bad drivers. I think when these pictures are being posted, there needs to be a little more detail added. Did someone run a red light? Did someone coming from 7-11/229 not yield to oncoming traffic, etc? I realize this probably cannot be done as there is an active investigation but it leaves the public to their own interpretation. The blinking yellow lights are used in a lot of places and if it was such a hazard to drivers, VDOT would not use them. Just be vigilant out there. People are careless.

I have pulled up the VDOT website with their contact info. Scroll down to the heading "Information" I urge everyone to contact them about this intersection www.virginiadot.org/info/contactus.asp#local

I JUST SPOKE WITH A GENTLEMAN FROM VDOT. HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO ATTEND A MEETING ONE DAY OR EVENING LOCALLY TO SPEAK WITH HIM AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS INTERSECTION ? I AM GOING TO CONTACT THE PROPER FOLKS AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST. THE GENTLEMAN LIVES FURTHER AWAY BUT IS WILLING TO MEET WITH US ALL. PLEASE COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO ATTEND. THANK YOU 🙂

I *really* think that most of the issues are coming from people coming out of 7-11 or turning left off 229 onto 211. They may be unaware that the light is for both 7-11 and 229 traffic because I've nearly been hit multiple times when I've been either going straight into 7-11 or going straight out of 7-11 onto 229. Maybe they need a left-turn arrow for that traffic or to separate out those directions. I REALLY doubt that the issue is the blinking yellow left turn arrows on 211. This is because I've never observed people being confused by the yellow arrows I've had a NUMBER of times that the cross traffic between 7-11 and 229 has caused me to nearly get hit by people turning left. This has been an issue for ALL the years I've lived in Jeffersonton (more than a decade).

You all should just keep an ambulance parked at that intersection.

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Near intersection with Butler Store road?

Continuing the good job.

 

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Where is Springs Rd? Are you talking about Alum Springs Rd?

Sure hope the rider will be okay. Always so distressing to see a bike down.

 

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Wow. Ice is rough

February 1, 2018 - Our Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team presented an overview of our operations to several groups in Fredericksburg.

 

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Stephanie Cummings, Olde Towne Carriage Tours driver.

Wednesday January 24th, 2018 - 11:56 am

Doug Monaco

January 23, 2018 - At 15:30 hours the 911 center dispatched our volunteer technical large animal rescue team to a farm just south of Culpeper. The CAD entry "WE HAVE A HORSE DOWN IN A WATER FILLED DRAINAGE DITCH AND IT IS SHIVERING - NEED ASSISTANCE GETTING HER OUT".January 23, 2018 - At 15:30 hours the 911 center dispatched our volunteer technical large animal rescue team to a farm just south of Culpeper. The CAD entry "WE HAVE A HORSE DOWN IN A WATER FILLED DRAINAGE DITCH AND IT IS SHIVERING - NEED ASSISTANCE GETTING HER OUT". Our team responded with Equine 9 and our heavy rescue Rescue 9 with 5 volunteer technicians. "Ponti" is 35 years old and had managed to fall in a drainage ditch. The owners had no idea as to the length of time. Luckily, we are in a "warming" trend with daytime temps in the 50's, even with this hypothermia is a major concern!! County Animal Control and a vet had been summoned to assist. Upon arrival we found Ponti shivering in a ditch with limited access due to several drainage ditches in the large field. Thankfully, we could stage nearby using our 4 wheel drive. Ponti appeared to be in great shape for her age which was confirmed by animal control and the vet. After a size up we developed a plan. We used old backboards to cross the ditch and staged our equipment. We used webbing and rope pulling Ponti onto the rescue glide. Then the rescue glide was pulled into the field. Once on firm ground, Ponti stopped shivering. We removed the equipment and set up our Becker sling kit preparing for a lift. A neighbor brought his tractor over to assist. After the sedation wore off, Ponti tried but could not stand. We then lifted her using the sling and tractor. After standing for about ten minutes Ponti began to move on her own and the gear was released. We secured our equipment and cleared the scene. Ponti was moved to the barn along with a companion. We met with the owners as we were leaving and they advised that Ponti seemed to be doing fine. We returned to service after an extensive clean up at 20:00 hours. We would like to thank The Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Company for responding and assisting with the extrication. We would also like to thank the Culpeper County Animal Control officer; the vet from Blue Ridge Animal Hospital and the neighbor that provided the large tractor. And a special thank you to the volunteer crew that covered our ambulance and engine company while we were committed to this incident. ... See MoreSee Less

January 23, 2018 - At 15:30 hours the 911 center dispatched our volunteer technical large animal rescue team to a farm just south of Culpeper. The CAD entry WE HAVE A HORSE DOWN IN A WATER FILLED DRAINAGE DITCH AND IT IS SHIVERING - NEED ASSISTANCE GETTING HER OUT.

 

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Great job👍🏻. I hope Ponti is doing well!!!!

Thank you

Doug you guys are providing a great service, thank you!

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2017 Highlights

  • > 61 volunteer members responded to 626 incidents
  • > 100% response rate to all emergency calls
  • > $2.275 million of property saved
  • > Several lives saved
  • > Local fire insurance rates lowered by more than $2.1 million dollars.