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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Give Local Piedmont

Your one-time gift will qualify us for matching grants and cash prizes.  It only counts on one day —TUESDAY, MAY 6 Little Fork VFR is joining over 100 local nonprofits in a single day of community giving. We have one 24 hour period on May 6, 2014, to bring attention and resources to all of the area nonprofits that make this a great place to live, especially Little Fork. It’s a contest and we win by getting the most individual gifts or by getting the most dollars in 24 hours. All gifts are tax-deductible. Please go to our personalized donation page at the Give Local Piedmont website to donate.... read more

Horse Rescue – August 8, 2013

At 04:14 Hours Little Fork’s Technical Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched for a horse that was “cast”. The 31 year old was also stuck between the door and wall of the stable. Upon arrival and a brief size up we requested the Warrenton VFC to respond with manpower, the Fauquier Animal Control and our team Vet; Tena Boyd Corbin. After the vet’s arrival the horse was sedated and we initiated our extrication plan. We were working in tight quarters but managed to move the animal into the middle of the stall. We are happy to report that the horse was out walking around while we stowed our equipment to return home. Thanks to all of the other agencies that assisted for a successful operation. Total time on scene was about two... read more

Funeral – June 18, 2013

Per the families request Little Fork’s 1987 Pierce pumper (Engine 9) was detailed to the funeral of Prince William County Lieutenant (Ret.) Paul Robinson. Paul drove this unit during the time he was assigned to the Buckhall Station. Several stories were shared with Paul’s family about his operation of this unit. The pumper was nicknamed “Christine” by the crew at Buckhall because of the units speed and the number of working fires that it had operated on. Little Fork purchased the unit from Buckhall several years ago and still runs the unit as a front line piece... read more

Laila Rose Foundation

Engine, Rescue, Chief, Ambulance 9 and Ambulance 9-1 on standby at the Laila Rose Foundation fund raiser in Lakota. The hounds of the Warrenton Hunt participated too!!! The Warrenton Hunt is celebrating their 125th... read more