Little Fork VFRC Recognized for 100% Response Rate

Thanks to the Culpeper Star Exponent for their excellent coverage of our 2017 Awards banquet.  This article is excerpted from the October 23, 2017 edition of the Culpeper Star Exponent newspaper. Click Here for the complete story. Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company of Rixeyville was recently recognized – for the fifth straight year – for responding to 100 percent of emergency calls made. Doug Laughton with the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services acknowledged the stellar record at the company’s 23rd annual awards banquet held at Jeffersonton Baptist Church. “Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company was available and responded to 100 percent of its fire and EMS calls for assistance in Fiscal Year 2016. This makes the fifth straight year for that noteworthy accomplishment,” said Laughton. “Little Fork is one of the few if not the only volunteer fire and rescue company in Virginia to achieve this level of duty and service to their community.” More than120 members, guests and special guests attended the Oct. 14 banquet at which Chief Doug Monaco reported that the company ran 227 fire calls and 399 EMS calls July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. His report noted that 61 volunteer members serve the Northern Culpeper area comprised of 65 square miles – approximately 5,000 homes and businesses. Little Fork VFRC responded to incidents with property values totaling $3.097 million with their actions saving $2.275 million worth. The company also saved local property owners more than $2.1 million in additional insurance...

Give Local Piedmont Campaign Update

The 3rd Annual Give Local Piedmont (GLP) campaign starts at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 3. Community members can donate to LFVFRC through our GLP page at any time on May 3, but the value of your donation will be leveraged if you time your donation to coincide with one of the four scheduled power hours: 6-7 AM Noon – 1 PM 7-8 PM 11 PM – Midnight The non-profit organization that receives the most donations during each of these four power hours will be awarded an extra $1,000 in prize money. To donate to LFVFRC and support fire station building fund, please click on this link: https://givelocalpiedmont.org/npo/little-fork-volunteer-fire-rescue-co-inc The donation button should appear on this page starting at 12:01 a.m. tonight. Why Your Support Is Needed Last year, Little Fork Fire & Rescue Company’s dedicated volunteers saved several lives, saved more than $3.2 million in property, and helped lower homeowner fire insurance rates by more than $1.7 million. We rely heavily on donations, grants, and sponsorships to fund our operations. These gifts allow us to continue to provide essential training, equipment and supplies for our dedicated volunteer firefighters and emergency rescue personnel. Our immediate goal is to raise the funds needed to build a new fire station with adequate heating, cooling and ventilation and suitable housing, sleeping and kitchen facilities for our hard-working volunteers. We are there for you when you need us; today we are asking you to be there for us by showing your support during this one-day giving campaign. About Give Local Piedmont Hosted on Tuesday, May 3rd by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is the...

Spring 2016 Trail Ride & BBQ

Back by Popular Demand! Little Fork Fire and Rescue Company is hosting our third Benefit Trail Ride and BBQ on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Three Oaks Farm in Rixeyville, Virginia. Please complete the online registration form below to secure your spot. (Rain date:  Sunday, May 22, 2016.) Click Links Below for More Information and to Download Required Forms Spring 2016 Trail Ride Flyer Spring 2016 Trail Ride Registration Form and Waiver Horseback Riding Waiver and Release of Liability for Spring 2016 Three Oaks Trail Ride Register Early to Secure Your Spot — Only 100 Spots Available for Riders! Complete a separate form for each participant. Online Registration You can also preregister online using the form below. You will still need to bring a signed registration form, waiver and release of liability form with you to the event. (See form download links above.)...

Little Fork VFRC Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (LFVFRC) members held their annual banquet on October 10, 2015. Members and guests celebrated the 21st anniversary of the organization at the Jeffersonton Baptist Church. Virginia House Delegate Michael Webert, (18th District) was the main guest speaker. Delegate Webert spoke about the importance of volunteerism throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He spoke about the cost savings to Culpeper County taxpayers presented earlier by Chief Doug Monaco and how this actually has a positive impact throughout Virginia. The highlight of the evening occurred when Delegate Webert presented a plaque to the membership commending the group for responding to 100 percent of all medical and fire calls for the past year. This is the third year in a row that Little Fork has done this! Culpeper County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association President Anthony Clatterbuck spoke after Delegate Webert commending the organization for their participation in local and state organizations and committees. President Clatterbuck also noted that responding to 100 percent of incidents is a reflection on the volunteers and their commitment to the surrounding communities. “To have responded to all of your calls for three consecutive years in a row is a significant accomplishment for any fire and rescue organization” said Clatterbuck. Other speakers included Bob Burkhart, a Jeffersonton resident who was treated and flown from the Little Fork station to a hospital. The success of this scenario could be attributed directly to the new Basic and Advanced medical protocols recently approved by Little Fork’s Operational Medical Director, Dr. Michael Jenks. In addition, Mr. Burkhart also spoke about the need for a new...