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.
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.
(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.
Congratulations to the graduating class of Kettle Run High School 2014!
Especially our members Firefighter Jacob Ballantyne and Firefighter Jake Walker!
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.
NBVFRC pass along our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families, friends, and fellow firefighters of the 18 firefighters injured and 2 firefighters who died in the line of duty during the efforts to extinguish the 9 alarm blaze in Boston, Massachusetts.
We have been informed of the passing of life member, Bill Weber Sr. Sunday evening. We morn the loss of our fallen Life Member and send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Weber family.
Bill Weber Sr. served over 20 years with the department and as secretary and treasurer in the 1970’s and 80’s. He loved serving our community and helped NBVFRC create the first computerized fund drives within the county.
The family has chosen to make NBVFRC the recipient of any donations that are made to the family in Bill Weber Sr.’s memory and honor. The family has asked that comments be left for the family at Moser Funeral Home’s Memorial Page
The funeral will be private for family and close friends.
New Baltimore Volunteer Fire would like to thank the 1st graders of Greenville Elementary School! You made our day with the cards and treats. Stay safe!
I hope all you kids are being good out there. I’m in the process of visiting all the good ones today in New Baltimore. Track me live online by clicking the “Tracking Santa” link above. Hope to see you today.
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/)
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.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs is pleased to announce the launch of “FireSafe Family VA” our new home fire safety mobile application for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. To obtain a free download of the mobile application, please visit www.vafire.com today.
Your assistance in promoting this great new home fire safety mobile application both within your family and around your community would be greatly appreciated. Our goal is to spread the word about this tool far and wide and get as many folks as possible to download and start using the app in their home fire safety efforts. – Virginia Department of Fire Programs – www.vafire.com
Monday, March 19, 2012: The apparatus committee recently traveled to the Pierce Manufacturing facility to complete the final approval on Wagon 10. The unit will be in service in the coming weeks.
Sunday, January 1, 2012: Construction is underway on a 2011 Pierce Quantum to replace our 1986 FMC Wagon. The new wagon will be equipped with a 2000 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, and a 500HP Cummins ISX 11.9 engine. Expected date of delivery is February of 2012.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: On behalf of the New Baltimore Fire and Rescue Department, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pendergrass family and Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department. October 22, 2011 Firefighter Horace “Chris” Pendergrass of The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department died while on duty at Fire Station 441. Firefighter Pendergrass was an honored employee who served the residents and visitors of Fairfax County for over 20 years. In the early morning hours, Chris was found expired after shift change.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Firefighters Fund of Fairfax County, PO Box 401, Fairfax, VA 22038-0401 or Prince of Peace Church, 1543 Summit Avenue, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
Thursday, September 1, 2011: During the past month New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue has been involved in some unique natural disasters. Starting with the earthquake on August 23. Multiple calls were run from the smell of gas, broken water lines, and general welfare checks. Overall the New Baltimore area fair extremely well.
Our next natural disasters were brought by heavy amounts of rain. The first was Hurricane Irene that skirted the coast of Virginia on August 26. Lots of rain report with only minor flooding. Our fellow citizens to the east took the brunt of the storm.
Then again major rain came through the area as Hurricane Lee remnants seemed to want to just hang around. This storm produced very large amounts of rain over a 3 day period. Some additional flooding was noted and tree’s falling down due to ground saturation.
A reminder to all members of the community. Be prepared for natural disasters. For assistance contact your local fire department or visit http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm
Friday, April 1, 2011: On behalf of the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company we would like to congratulate the 11 Fauquier County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Management (DFREM) graduates. After spending 18 weeks in Fauquier County’s first academy and more than 750 hours, the graduates obtained certifications such as Firefighter II, EMT-E (Emergency Medical Technician- Enhanced), and more. The new addition of personnel will better serve our growing community to provide the highest quality of fire and medical services. In addition, we would like to congratulate two of our NBVFRC members, Matthew Smith and Thomas McGrath on graduating the academy. Furthermore, we welcome DFREM Technicians Richard ‘Corey’ Butler and David Wood to our company.