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Vehicular Accident Injures Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member

This post is about an accident that occurred in Jeffersonton VA at the intersection of Rixeyville Road and Springs Road on June 19, 2015. The photos above document the accident scene when the Fire and Rescue company was providing their services. The driver of the the black car (not identified by name in the Facebook posts below) sustained injuries to the right leg, consisting of two breaks below the knee and a broken right ankle, along with various cuts, scrapes, bruises. That driver was released from Fairfax hospital on June 23, 2015. That driver was issued a summons for running the stop sign at the intersection where the accident occurred. The red car was driven by the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue member mentioned in the text below.

The following text is from three posts on the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Facebook page, posted by Chief Doug Monaco:

June 20, 2015 – Yesterday morning one of our members who had spent the night staffing the station left to go home. Adam Thomas was traveling north bound on Rixeyville Road when another vehicle struck him head on in his lane. Upon arrival we found that Adam had self extricated himself and hearing the other driver yelling for help tried to assist her. He collapsed in the road way and could not reach her. We found that the other driver was trapped in her vehicle and had significant injuries. Command was established, a helicopter was summoned and we began treatment on both drivers and extrication was performed. We transported Adam to Fauquier and the other driver was airlifted to the Fairfax Hospital trauma center. Adam was later transferred by the same helicopter to Fairfax with a broken back. We would like to thank the other responding stations that assisted with transport and the LZ set up. Ambulance 9-1, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 responded from Little Fork.

June 20, 2015 – Update on yesterdays incident. Fire Fighter Adam Thomas was taken into surgery at Fairfax Hospital late last night. The operation took a little over 8 hours. He woke up a few minutes ago and can now receive visitors for very short time frames. He also has the ability to receive emails, so feel free to write to him. From what we understand there will be a long rehabilitation time. We should note that even though he had a broken back he tried to assist the other driver who was trapped in the other vehicle. He went as far as he could before collapsing due to severe hip pain. We would like to thank all of our responding members who put their personal feelings aside and provided a high level of professional care during this incident.

June 22, 2015 – We visited Adam Thomas at Fairfax Hospital last night. Great news!! Adam will be released today and will be heading home. Please feel free to connect with him via; email, text, phone or a visit (I would call first). He is doing much better and will begin physical therapy after allowing the injury to heal over the next three months!
We would like to thank everyone who offered assistance and support to both Adam and our providers during this unfortunate incident!!! We greatly appreciate the response from individuals, fire and rescue stations and TLAER organizations…there are too many to list.

Fireman’s Parade Lineup Change

Culpeper County Firemans Parade

Culpeper County Firemans Parade

Press Release from Culpeper Town Police:

The Culpeper County Volunteer Fireman’s Parade is coming up on May 21, 2015. This year there is going to be a change to the parade lineup.

To alleviate traffic concerns and improve safety for residents on the east side of the Town, the lineup will use the northbound lanes of Sperryville Pike, Old Rixeyville Road up to the roundabout, and West Street up to Cameron Street. The southbound lanes of Sperryville Pike will be converted to two-way traffic connecting with Blue Ridge Avenue. Colonel Jameson Boulevard will be utilized to maintain traffic flow during the parade.

Traffic travelling into town on Sperryville Pike will be directed down Colonel Jameson Boulevard to bypass the parade lineup, only parade entries will be allowed to travel past the roundabout. There will be both Fire and Law Enforcement officials at key locations to assist in directing parade entries and maintaining traffic flow.

Town of Culpeper Public Works will be providing materials for directing traffic flow and notifying drivers of changes in traffic direction.

For additional questions about particular entry locations and lineup procedures please review the Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page or visit culpeperfire dot com.

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Building Fund-Raising Event Scheduled May 5

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building Fund

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building Fund

Article contributed by Yvonne Herbst, with minor revisions by the editor of this website:

The Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (LFVFRC) responds to approximately 500 fire fighting and emergency rescue calls per year and has been recognized for 3 consecutive years as one of the few Virginia volunteer fire departments to respond to 100% of its emergency calls. This feat would not be possible without the dedication of LFVFRC’s volunteer fire fighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) as well as the financial support of community members.

LFVFRC is currently raising funds to build a larger and better equipped fire station that will provide adequate housing, sleeping and kitchen facilities for its dedicated team of volunteer fire fighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and large animal rescue technicians.
The new fire station will provide the housing, sleeping and kitchen facilities needed to allow LFVFRC volunteers to stay at the station 24/7, 7 days a week, and improve emergency response times so that we can better serve residents of Culpeper County Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions.

LFVFRC Chief Doug Monaco provides details about the Building Fund campaign in this video:

LFVFRC is appealing to residents of Culpeper County Virginia and surrounding communities to contribute to the Building Fund through the May 5, 2015 Give Local Piedmont campaign.

Give Local Piedmont is a unique, 24-hour online giving event providing an opportunity for people to make a real and positive difference in their local communities. Because Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company serves the residents of Culpeper County and surrounding counties, we are eligible to receive tax deductible donations through the Give Local Piedmont Campaign.

The Give Local Piedmont campaign will begin at midnight, May 5, 2015 and end at 11:59 PM on May 5. Please mark your calendar with that date and make a donation to your favorite local non-profit organizations.

HOW TO DONATE:

On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, click on this link:

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company donation page
and choose the amount you want to donate from $10 on up. You can also search the GiveLocalPiedmont.org site for other local causes you wish to support.

What forms of payment are accepted?

All donations must be made via debit card or credit card through www.givelocalpiedmont.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express will be accepted. Checks made out to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, with the designated charity written in the memo line, will be accepted at the Culpeper State Theatre between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm..

Are donations tax-deductible?

All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable and will be for the unrestricted use of your chosen charity. You will receive a tax receipt that will say “Give Local Piedmont” on it and funds will go through the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. Funds are then disbursed to your chosen charities.

For more information about the Give Local Piedmont campaign, visit the Give Local Piedmont’s website.

Trail Ride Planned to Benefit Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company

lfvrc 2015 trail ride flyer

Clicking on poster will take you to the registration page for this event

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