NBVFRC Member Saves Co-Worker

September 23rd, 2015 — Kevin Ege, an active volunteer with our station was able to use his EMT skills at his full time job. Kevin’s coworkers at Akamai Technologies in Reston, alerted him to a medical emergency involving one of their own.

As Kevin’s training went to work he grabbed the newly purchased Automated External Defibrillator (AED). He assessed his coworker and determined he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. Kevin directed employees to begin CPR while he setup the AED. Employees were unable to alert 9-1-1 for some time due to a problem with the phone system.

After delivering a shock to his Co-worker another employee was able to reach 9-1-1 on his cell phone. By the time the ambulance had arrived, Kevin and his fellow employees succeeded in their efforts and their coworker was alert and breathing on his own, and was able to return to work on the 14th.

Read more:
http://www.fauquier.com/news/article/new_baltimore_volunteer_emt_saves_a_coworkers_life

Structure Fire – Box 1007

Oct 17th, 1738 hrs units responded for a structure fire in box 1007. Incoming units were informed by a Sheriff’s Office Deputy the fire was out. The fire was contained to the kitchen area, crews checked for extension and extinguished some hot spots. DFREM Battalion 1 held command for the incident. Co.10 units remained on scene for about 40 minutes ventilating and cleaning up. No one was displaced by the fire and Co.10 units cleared just after 1820 hrs.

Units Responded: W10,E10, W7, W1, E505, K1, R1, BNF 1

Lucas CPR Device

Last week NBVFRC received our first Lucas CPR device as one of the seven that was obtained in a grant by Fauquier County. Over the weekend and the last couple days members have been getting hands-on training to familiarize themselves with the devices so they are ready to use them if the need arises. These devices will greatly help our crews on the calls involving CPR by reducing the stress and exertion our providers experience. Also, these devices help provide consistent, quality compression in a manner that is safe for everyone involved. We are excited to have this excellent piece of equipment now to help serve and protect our community.

Congrats EMT Ross!

Congrats EMT Ross!


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I DID IT!!!! And I have to say, it's not just a piece of paper, and it's more than just a certification - this process has not only taught me how to deliver babies, resuscitate patients, control hemorrhage, calculate proper dosages of medications, run EKG's, place airway devices, diagnose illness, treat trauma, save lives, make a difference - this process has taught me how to love myself. For years I have doubted myself, second guessed myself, I've been through things I almost allowed to break me. I didn't believe in myself, see my worth or appreciate and love who I was. But I finally changed, I didn't take no for an answer, I didn't settle, I didn't make excuses - I wanted more and now I know I AM more. This certification doesn't just represent all the hard work and the achievements I've made because of it, it represents a whole new me. A stronger, braver, more independent, happier, worthy, confident me. And I have never been prouder of myself than I am in this moment. This is only the beginning - there are more classes, more certifications, more tests and more training ahead, but I'm ready. To those who have stood by my side, always believed in me, always saw the parts of me I couldn't (but now finally see) - thank you isn't enough ❤️

NBVFRC is aware of a scam that involves asking for donations for local fire depa…

NBVFRC is aware of a scam that involves asking for donations for local fire departments. We do not call for donations but we do send yearly donation forms to our local residence within our area of responsibility. If you receive a call for donations we ask that you do not donate over the phone, if you have recently donated over the phone or have received a call please contact law enforcement as necessary.

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RJ Arft

Well as this chapter of my career comes to a close I would like to say thank you to the men and women of the 1st Battalion. You guys have made the last 5 years (yes 5 years) a hell of a good time as well as an outstanding learning experience. Thank you again. To the 2nd Battalion, My main mission will be getting back to the basics and enjoying what I think we all forget from time to time. The brotherhood of the fire service. Until the 15th, Be safe !!!