Category Archives: Announcements

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.

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.

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/

Remembering Bill Weber Sr.

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.

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.

Fire Safe – Downloads Available

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

Get it for iOS  |  Get if for Android

Fairfax County LODD – Horace “Chris” Pendergrass

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.

Natural Disasters In August 2011

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

Congratulations DFREM Graduates

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.