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

December 14, 2017 - In our business you can never say you have seen it all....and overheard on the fire ground...who gets dispatched for a bamboo field on fire..... in December.....in Virginia????... Answer is....Little Fork!!!   A local resident dumped their stove ashes near a stand of bamboo this morning. The wind picked up and caused the surrounding area to catch fire. A neighbor called 911 and the occupant called too, as burning bamboo sounds like gunshots. Crews arrived and contained the fire but found it challenging to perform overhaul due to the inability to gain access. It took over an hour for our volunteers to overhaul the fire. Engine 9 and Ambulance 9 responded to this late morning fire.

 

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Carter Loar this where I think it is....

Did you see any Pandas?

I think this was on Jeffersonton Rd... I recognize the bamboo and the other stuff.

December 13, 2017 - Company drill on spinal motion restriction. Crews practiced using a scoop stretcher to move patients from the floor to a stretcher. We also reviewed our protocols on this topic and reviewed the latest studies on treating and moving persons with suspected spinal injuries.
December 11, 2017 - This vehicle overturned on Rixeyville Road near Black Hill Road. We were dispatched at 0430 hours for this single vehicle collision. The occupant was not injured. Ambulance 9, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 and Chief 9 responded to this incident.

 

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Is this a Subaru commercial....I don't think it passed...

December 10, 2017 - Little Fork members escorted Santa throughout the South Wales subdivision. Santa will be visiting the Quail Ridge subdivision next Sunday at 1800 hours. The entire community is invited to attend. Bring the kids to any street as we cover all of them during the evenings escort. Every year the sled has additions made to it, check the photos out!!!  We staffed almost all of our apparatus for Santas parade. Santa would like to thank the 26 volunteers who helped staff the apparatus this evening and the citizens who did all of the work on his sled!!!

 

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Susan V. Rosenberger you need to bring the brats!

Best sleigh 🛷 yet...thanks 4 your time and effort. Buddy >

December 9, 2017 - This vehicle struck an embankment and overturned. Luckily none of the occupants were injured. This occurred around 2315 hours on Springs Road. Ambulance 9, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9 and Chief 9 responded to this incident.

Sunday December 10th, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Yvonne Herbst

Of all the delights of the winter season, the Little Fork VFRC Santa visit to the South Wales neighborhood in Jeffersonton is a favorite highlight. Thank you for visiting our neighborhood tonight! Santa's sleigh was spectacular!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Agree, Yvonne!! A highlight of the Christmas season for our family!!

First Christmas in this area this year and I have to say, the visit tonight was the best I have seen since moving to Northern VA 17 yrs ago! www.facebook.com/michael.bowes.184/videos/10156027098533552/

Sunday December 10th, 2017 - 10:20 am

Doug Monaco

December 9, 2017 - The first measurable snowfall of the year. At 17:28 hours, Little Fork was dispatched for an auto collision with the possibility of entrapment in the 10000 block of Rixeyville Road. OES Medic 12 was added to the incident. This was close to our shift change, the Saturday night EMS duty crew were on their way to the station and came across the incident. In addition, two other members were on their way to Culpeper for Christmas shopping and were also on scene. They confirmed the entrapment, notifying the dispatch center who then added Culpeper County VFD to the incident. Upon arrival we found three injured, one driver trapped, Chief 9 established command. To compound the incident, the roadway was completely blocked and most units had great difficulty getting close to the scene. One of our officers was immediately assigned to work with the law enforcement to move vehicles out of the way while our Rescue Engine and Rescue crews removed the door and then pushed the dash up to free one of the patients. Simultaneously, our EMS providers began treatment on two patients and Medic 12 treated and rapidly transported one patient to Culpeper hospital. Our two ambulances provided rapid transport of the other two to Fauquier hospital (helicopters were not available due to the snow event). Rescue Engine 1 assisted with lighting and absorbent. We would like to thank Medic 12, Rescue Engine 1 and law enforcement for their assistance. We responded with Ambulance 9, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 and Chief 9 with 15 volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

December 9, 2017 - The first measurable snowfall of the year. At 17:28 hours, Little Fork was dispatched for an auto collision with the possibility of entrapment in the 10000 block of Rixeyville Road. OES Medic 12 was added to the incident. This was close to our shift change, the Saturday night EMS duty crew were on their way to the station and came across the incident. In addition, two other members were on their way to Culpeper for Christmas shopping and were also on scene. They confirmed the entrapment, notifying the dispatch center who then added Culpeper County VFD to the incident. Upon arrival we found three injured, one driver trapped, Chief 9 established command. To compound the incident, the roadway was completely blocked and most units had great difficulty getting close to the scene. One of our officers was immediately assigned to work with the law enforcement to move vehicles out of the way while our Rescue Engine and Rescue crews removed the door and then pushed the dash up to free one of the patients. Simultaneously, our EMS providers began treatment on two patients and Medic 12 treated and rapidly transported one patient to Culpeper hospital. Our two ambulances provided rapid transport of the other two to Fauquier hospital (helicopters were not available due to the snow event). Rescue Engine 1 assisted with lighting and absorbent.  We would like to thank Medic 12, Rescue Engine 1 and law enforcement for their assistance. We responded with Ambulance 9, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 and Chief 9 with 15 volunteers.

 

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Crystal Duvall Hribal

I hope everyone made it out alive! Thanks for your service Little Fork!

Kirsten Schneider

Great job by the LFVFD in extrication.

Nice work Chief

Holy crap! I'm glad to hear that this wasn't a fatal accident.

Another reminder to support your local VFD for all their selfless duty. I don’t live in Culpeper; however I work in Culpeper and will donate to Little Fork. I hope you will consider doing the same.

I continue to be extremely impressed with the manpower you guys put on these calls. Not only during bad weather on weekends, but during the week days and nights as well. Volunteerism is on a rapid decline. But you guys continue to be the exception. I certainly hope the citizens in your response area (as well as half the state because of your large animal rescue team) I sure hope people realize just how fortunate they are.

Thank you for your service! Praying for all involved! Tim Kulesza 😢

Thanks for being there...always. Good luck with the Santa run this evening. Merry Christmas to all.

Strong work folks, thank you.

Thank God for you people

Great job

Thank you for your service!!

Thank goodness your in the neighborhood, this could have been even a bigger disaster!

Wow .. so sad

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Wednesday December 6th, 2017 - 4:48 pm

Doug Monaco

Every year Little Fork transforms the gator into Santa's sleigh so we can assist him when he makes his appearance in our first due area. Looks like Santa will be making his appearance very soon! He is scheduled to appear in the South Wales subdivision this Sunday, (December 10, 2017) starting at 1800 hours.

On Sunday, December 17, Santa will return and will be visiting the Quail Ridge Subdivision starting at 1800 hours.....
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Dinner at your house Matteo Heizel and amanda

It doesn't get better than that!!!! Welcome Santa.... I am surely on your "nice " list!

Oh how I will miss Santa and his whole parade this year.

Can people go watch this that don’t live in the subdivision?

November 26, 2017 - We assisted Culpeper County Vol Fire Company on this working structure fire. The house fire on Calvert Street was dispatched at 1255 hours. We responded with Engine 9, Tanker 9 and Rescue 9. Arriving units found a well advanced fire that had burned through the roof. The fire was knocked down very quickly and overhaul was completed. Just as our Engine cleared we were dispatched for an auto collision on Rixeyville Road just north of our station. Our volunteers who were on standby responded with Rescue Engine 9 and Ambulance 9. Engine and Rescue 9 also responded, the Rescue was placed in service and the Engine continued in to assist with lifting. Once the occupant was transported all units went back in service.

 

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Crystal Duvall Hribal

I hope no one was injured in that house fire. Hopefully there were no pets in there either. 🙁

Monday November 27th, 2017 - 6:01 pm

Doug Monaco

November 26, 2017 - Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist a steer that had his head caught in a ladder.November 26, 2017 - Little Fork's Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist a steer that had his head caught in a ladder. At approximately 1000 hours the team was notified that a local Culpeper farm owner needed assistance with an "unnamed steer". While en-route, the team contacted the owner for additional information and requested the dispatch of Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue for assistance. We decided to evaluate the scenario before we called for a vet.

Evidently, "unnamed steer" decided that he wanted more breakfast, so he broke into the feed shed. The hay was stored in the upper loft and the ladder was used to retrieve it. During the heist, the steer's head became entangled in the ladder. He backed out of the area and went over to his other steer friends for assistance. They did not want to be named as accomplices in the crime so they walked away - "your on your own, friend"....

Once the owner discovered the break in, it did not take long to find the guilty party. The owner and his son attempted to free the "unnamed steer" from his predicament. He allowed them to approach but as they tried to cut the ladder he decided to take off and not have any more part of the rescue effort.

On a seriousness note, bovine's may look docile but they kill more than five times the number of people that sharks do. Using statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one research study reported an average of 22 deaths a year by bovines, typically due to stomping or goring.

We arrived on scene and developed Plan A. We decided to use our livestock panels to surround the "suspect" and then have Amissville's crew use their "O" cutter (extrication tool) to cut the ladder and remove it. The panels were assembled and both crews spread out to corral the steer. As we got closer, he ran down to a corner of the fencing. The owner provided feed in the corner which kept the offender busy while we surrounded him with the fencing.

Once he discovered his predicament he dropped his head and turned to attempt another escape. During this maneuver, one of his front legs went through one of the rungs of the ladder. Upon feeling the pressure against his head/neck, he backed his head out in a self-extrication maneuver. The ladder was destroyed during the encounter. We released him from the livestock panels. Self extrication was not in the original plan but it worked out for the best. We retrieved our equipment and went back in service.

The steers name was not released due to pending breaking and entering charges.

Equine 9 and Rescue 9 responded with seven volunteer TLAR technicians to this incident. We would like to also thank the other Little Fork volunteers who covered our ambulance and engine while we were committed to this incident.

We would like to thank the members of the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company for their assistance!!!
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November 26, 2017 - Little Forks Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched to assist a steer that had his head caught in a ladder.

 

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Omg, now I have seen everything! Glad you freed him!

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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.