Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia


Little Fork Volunteers To The Rescue

May 22, 2016 - Little Fork held our second benefit trail ride (without the cooperation of mother nature....) This month has been one of the wettest on record and we had to move the date. Although the weather was poor, the event was a success!! Heavy rains held off till the end and those that participated reported that they enjoyed the trails. We would like to thank Three Oaks Farm for hosting the ride and the numerous volunteers that worked so hard to prepare and run the event. Big Johns Bar-B-Que provided a wonderful meal for everyone!! We look forward to seeing everyone next spring!!

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Debby StansellWe sent for the food and it was great!

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May 19, 2016 - At approximately 0900 hours we were dispatched to a report of a fire on Clover Hill Road. Units arrived to find this truck fully involved with fire. Engine 9 and Ambulance 9-1 responded to this incident and had the fire knocked down shortly after arrival. The vehicle was a total loss.
May 18, 2016 - Little Forks volunteer providers were presented a Bronze EMS award from the American Heart Association. The lead agency was PHI Air Medical, LLC (who presented the award). The award recognizes teams who serve their primary area as an integrated unit applying the most up-to-date evidenced-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community. This award was given for a call that we responded to in July of 2015. The patient had a STEMI that was quickly detected by the EMS crew of Tim Macquarrie, Kaye Horst and Kristen Conway. Several other members responded to set up the LZ for PHI Medicals helicopter. The patient was flown to a facility that opened the heart arteries and inserted stints in a timely fashion - saving his life. We would like to thank Dr. Jenks (our Operational Medical Doctor) for his support and approval of the current EMS protocols that we utilize on a day-to-day basis.

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John MarshCongratulations Doug!

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Dave HittCongrats!

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Tommy MaguireWell Done!

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The Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company has been following the weather for this weekend's Trail Ride scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has plans for more than just an occasional chance of a rain shower for Saturday. We have made the decision to move the Trail Ride to the alternate rain date of Sunday, May 22, 2016. The schedule will remain the same: Gates open at 9:30. Negative Coggins required to enter (some have mailed or emailed them to us and we have you on our list). The Trail Ride will begin at 10:00. Each person will need to go to registration to make sure all paperwork is filled out and to receive your arm band to enter the trials (a van will be circulating to pick you up and drop you off at the registration desk). The arm band also lets us know that you have paid to receive your lunch.

Phone calls are being made today and tomorrow to personally speak to each one of you signed up to provide us a head count of those that will be able to attend on this alternate date so we may plan for food.

There are still a few openings so If you know of a friend that may be able to attend the event on Sunday, May 22, 2106, please send a response email to this address littleforktrailride@gmail.com or call (540) 222-5968. Leave a message if no answer and I will return your call.

Thank you to each of you for supporting Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Hope to meet you all on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Melissa Mainville
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Donna Kemp PlummerI may try to drag my husband along if I can talk him into it.

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Debby StansellWe are in but still worry about the trails being a mess after so much predicted rain on Saturday.

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Donna Kemp PlummerRegardless if I make it or not, I will donate the money to your organization. Maybe post the address to make sure I have the correct one.

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Debby StansellWe will go EAT the food even if we don't brave the muck..that's such a lovely farm, and much of the ride is in the trees and in open fields....I can't imagine it not being a mess

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Daniel MartynowskiUgg what a bummer. This rain is rediculous. Unfortunately we have commitments for Sunday so we will be unable to bring the Mad Tack trailer out there. Please keep us updated if there are plans for a fall ride.

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Lee Ann SmithDid you receive entry for Kayla Mayo and Lee Ann Smith?

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Melissa MainvilleYes we did. Thank you. Will you be able to attend on Sunday??

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Lee Ann SmithYes, thank you.

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May 14-15, 2016 - The Culpeper County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association sponsored a Commonwealth of Virginia Rural Water Supply Course. The class was held at Little Forks station with students from several countys in attendance. Students were taught the basic skills involved with moving water to fires in areas where there are inadequate municipal sources. We would like to thank Richardsville and Salem for providing apparatus for the practicals that were held on May 15th.
May 6, 2016 - SAFETY EQUIPMENT REALLY WORKS!!! Over the years we have been proponents of smoke detectors and seat belts. At 0506 hours Little Fork was dispatched to a report of a structure fire on Hazel River Church Road. Units were advised that a wall socket had been discovered as on fire. On arrival we found that the smoke detectors had woken the two female occupants who evacuated the house with a three month old baby. There was smoke top to bottom of the interior. Crews quickly found the problem and disconnected the electric service and opened the wall to search for fire extension. HAD THE DETECTORS NOT SOUNDED THE OUTCOME WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAGIC!! CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES!! We returned to quarters and at 0610 hours were dispatched to a reported auto collision on fire on Jeffersonton Road at Walnut Hills Road. This collision involved three children with their father. Arriving units found a vehicle that had struck a tree head on at a reported 40 MPH (not on fire). ALL OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS and the air bags deployed. The children were transported to Fauquier Hospital for a check up exhibiting minor injuries. Again, an incident that would have been tragic was averted due to the use of safety devices. PLEASE WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS!!

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LeeAnn StumpffSo glad everyone is okay! Regarding socket fires, I heard once that the number one reason for (most?) electrical fires are those plug in air fresheners. After hearing that I stopped using them and they're a waste of electricity anyways, but was wondering if there was any truth to that.

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Melvin ByrneGreat story, thanks for passing it on!

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Cathi A Jones BuchananThank you so much to all of the LFVFR team and Sheriff's officers who showed up at the accident on Friday. You all ALWAYS do great work and I am thankful that the family all were ok. I've been worried about them since Friday because of the older daughter's complaints regarding her shoulder and leg. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thank you also for letting me assist in the small way that I did for this beautiful family. You all ROCK!!!! Do you guys know if the older daughter's glasses were found in the truck?

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Thank you, Wayne Harris and Molly Peterson for your donations to the Little Fork building fund! We raised a total of $1,790 the past two days and want to thank all 30 donors who gave generously during the @GiveLocalPiedmont campaign! ... See MoreSee Less

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Madeleine PrinceThank you All!

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2015 Highlights

  • > 64 volunteer members responded to 596 incidents
  • > 100% response rate to all emergency calls
  • > $3.2 million of property saved
  • > Several lives saved
  • > Local fire insurance rates lowered by more than $1.7 million dollars.

Thanks to All Who Have Contributed to Our Building Fund