All posts by Matthew Demaree

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.

NBVFRC Santa Run Tracker

Live Full Screen Tracker View

Note: If you lose track of Santa, click the target icon on the top right of the map.
SANTA TRACKER IS OFFLINE!

A BIG thanks to Location Of for providing the tracking software!

Mobile GPS Tracking powered by LocOf.com


Thank you to the great community that we serve for a warm reception everywhere.

June #MoveOver Awareness Month

If you see an emergency vehicle (fire, police, or EMS) on the road or highway, slow down and move over, IT’S THE LAW. Thank you to the Virginia State Police and the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office for helping us promote June, as Move Over Awareness month. Click the link below for more information.

Read The Virgina Move Over Law

We would also like to thank Piedmont Press & Graphics for providing the sign which is displayed in front of our fire station to remind drivers to Slow Down and Move Over. 

(Pictured L to R) Trooper Mark Brill, Trooper Franz Mahler, Captain Sean Polster, Asst. Chief Paul Holsinger, Firefighter Tyler Halsall, Firefighter Jake Walker, Firefighter Jacob Ballantyne, Captain Nick Mastri and Deputy John Coppage— at New Baltimore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.

Annual Father’s Day Breakfast

Join us on Father’s Day this year for an awesome breakfast made especially for Dad.

If you have a Facebook account you can link directly to the event page here.
Be sure to share the link with your friends and family.

When/Where
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
8AM – Noon

NBVFRC Event Hall
5303 Lee High Way
Warrenton, VA 20187
(Just north of the Pepsi Plant on RT 29)

Menu
Grits
Pancakes
Scrambled Eggs
Sausage & Bacon
Biscuits and Gravy
Cooked Apple Slices

Drinks
Tea
Coffee
Orange Juice

Costs
$8 — Adults
$4 — Ages 6-12
$0 — 6 and Below

Additional donations are always welcome in the boot.

WATER RESCUE – BOX 1009 – BALDWIN ST/LEE HWY

On May 16 @ 0535hrs, Fire and rescue crews from New Baltimore Volunteer Fire Company and Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched for a water rescue on Baldwin Street.  Crews successfully rescued a driver of the vehicle stuck in the rapidly moving water.  This is a frequent location for water rescues, please avoid this area during periods of heavy rain. Crews successfully rescued two people from the same location last year earning some crew members on-scene an award for valor. We remind everybody to not drive through water in the roadways as many water rescues can be avoided, turn around, don’t drown.

AUTO ACCIDENT – BOX 1012 – BEVERLEYS MILL RD/PILGRIMS REST RD

On Monday 12 @ 0554hrs, Dispatched for a reported auto accident with entrapment. Crews from New Baltimore arrived on-scene to find all occupants outside the vehicles walking around. Additional units on the initial dispatched were placed in service. One person transported with non-life threatening injuries. Beverleys Mill Road was shutdown to through traffic until vehicles were removed from the roadway.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – BOX 1005 – LEE HWY/BEVERLYS MILL RD

On May 6, 2014 @ 1006hrs: Engine 10 and Ambulance 10 were dispatched for a vehicle accident in the area of Lee Highway and Beverlys Mill Road.  After arriving on scene crews found two vehicles in opposing ditches on the side of Beverlys Mill Road. E10 secured the scene by blocking traffic to Beverlys Mill Road. A10 checked patients with Medic 1, one patient was transported and the other refused transport. E1 arrived and assist with traffic control, blocking the right lane of traffic on route 29 Northbound.

Units: E10, A10, M1, and E1

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – BOX 1005 – LEE HWY/VINT HILL RD

Sunday May 4th @ 1532hrs, dispatched for a two vehicle accident near the intersection of Lee Highway and Vint Hill Road. Crews arrived on-scene to find heavy rear end damage to the first vehicle, minor fender damage to a pickup truck which was towing a small front loader. The trailer had buckled under the heavy load subsequent to the auto accident. Virginia State Police assisted blocking traffic as the driver was allowed to remove the vehicle and trailer from the roadway.

Vehicle In Lake – Box 1006 – Brookside Pkwy

On April 29th, 2014 @ 1908hrs – Company 10 was dispatched for an unconscious person on the side of the road. After arriving on-scene it was discovered the person was involved in a vehicle accident. Crews attended to the patient and assisted EMS personnel on-scene. The vehicle in question had apparently lost control and ran over a fire hydrant which was knocked 30-50 feet from its original location. The vehicle then ran down an embankment, across a field, up another embankment into the lake on the other side which was approximately 150-200 yards from where the vehicle apparently first lost control. WSA was made aware of the incident. Rescue 1 was initially dispatched but placed in service once determined no other occupants were in the vehicle. Response 10 was sent back to the station to obtain absorbent pads and booms. The vehicle was half submerged up to the bottom of the windows in the lake approximately 10 feet from the bank. Engine 10 and Response 10 crews used one of the booms and two dozen absorbent pads along the lake edge and in an overflow drainage ditch to contain the oil leak into the water. A tow truck was dispatched and arrived on scene but was unable to gain access to the vehicle due to the wet ground and weather conditions. The scene was turned over to Fauquier County Sheriffs office.

Units: E10, RES10, M1, R1
Photos provided by Firefighter Matt Tingle

Pet Masks Donated by NB Animal Hospital

Thanks to the New Baltimore Animal Hospital, the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company are the first in the county to receive their pet oxygen masks. They raised the funds necessary to place one set of masks on all of our apparatus.

These masks can be used on domestic animals that are rescued from house fires. This is another tool that the department has to better serve our citizens.

http://www.newbaltimoreanimalhospital.com/

Traffic Accident – Box 1001 – Lee Highway/Snow Hill

Wednesday, January 22nd: Station 10 and Medic 10 were dispatched for traffic accident- SUV vs. snow plow tractor on Lee Highway Southbound lanes near Snow Hill.  Engine 10 provided traffic control and clean up.  The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital by Medic 10.   Plow operator was slightly injured but denied medical transport. Due to extra weight, the plow had to be removed from the tractor before it could be towed.

Units: E10 and M10

Santa Tracker

New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is proud to have Santa riding in one of our pumpers tomorrow Saturday the 21st (See tab above for link)  he will be greeting children in the community and handing out candy canes for all to enjoy! Stay tuned to this site early Saturday morning to track Santa live online!

While our trucks are fast we have to drive safely and cannot promise he can visit every house, if only firetrucks were as quick as Santa’s sleigh. He will make every effort to visit as many streets in our first due as possible, come out to meet him when he nears your home!

When the tracker is active you will see a map with his exact location marked on the map and updated automatically.  Start the tracker now by clicking this link or the tab above. (http://www.nbvfrc.org/santa-tracker/)

The New NBVFRC Website

Hello,

Welcome to the new and improved NBVFRC website. This site is feature rich with new tools enabling us to better communicate to the public and within our department, allowing us to post information about events,  incidents, fundraisers, hall rentals, and much more.

Throughout 2013 we lacked posting incidents or announcements, this is due in part by the complex backend of the old site. Now any member of the department is able to easily submit articles for approval. Soon we will feature a members only area as well as populate more functions for the public to become involved on the site as well. Stay tuned and feel free to send us any feedback you may have using the Contact Us page.

Don’t forget to track Santa live as he makes his rounds in your neighborhoods this Saturday.

Structure Fire – Box 0206 – Botha Road

Saturday, July 17, 2010 06:25hrs: E10 and K10 were dispatched to Box 0206 for a reported house fire at 8298 Botha Road. While responding dispatch confirmed a working house fire. W1 and K1 arrived on scene to find a 2 story single family log cabin structure fully involved and began an aggressive defensive attack. E10 arrived on scene and assumed the dump site pumper while the crew assisted with the defensive attack. K10 began to operate in water shuttle operations. Fire was brought under control and company 10 units cleared the call at approximately 1200hrs.

Units: E10, K10, W1, K1, and other county units.