At 1717 hours, Engine Co. 2 was dispatched to Box 0101 for the house fire. Communications advised all units the house was evacuated and callers reported smoke pushing from the structure. Car-2 and Lt.-2-1 arrived with a two story, single family dwelling, fire showing on all sides. Lt-2-1 then established Rixeyville Rd command. Wagon-2 arrived shortly after Pumper-1 and crews from both units began an exterior attack. A tanker shuttle was utilized between Culpeper County High School and the scene. Numerous crews responded to the incident from multiple fire and EMS organizations. Units remained on scene for approximately three hours fighting fire, performing overhaul, and conducting salvage operations.
At 1244, Engine Co. 2 was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Mt. Zion Church Rd. Wagon-2 with a crew of 4 arrived to find a single vehicle into a tree with one patient. Medic-11-9 crew packaged the patient and identified signs/symptoms concurrent with head trauma. AirCare was then requested to support the incident. SERV-2 remained on scene with the vehicle while Wagon-2 established a landing zone at a nearby open farm field. M-11-9 transferred care to AirCare-4, the assisting Helo. Patient was flown to definitive care and all units cleared without further incident.
Units on the Assignment: Wagon-2, SERV-2, Medic-11-9, Medic-12-1, AirCare-4
At 0729, Engine Co.2 was requested for an auto accident with entrapment at the intersection of 28/29, car vs. tractor trailer. SERV-2 with a crew of three arrived as additional manpower. The driver of the car was trapped and pinned by the dash. Rescue Engine 1113 and Rescue 1101 crews worked on extrication while SERV-2 and Engine-1102 provided fire suppression coverage as well as fluid hazard mitigation. The roof was removed and a dash lift was done to free the patient. The patient was ground transported to Fauquier ER by Medic 14. SERV-2 was released by AC-1107 and returned to service.
Units on the assignment: SERV-2,AC-1107, Engine-2, Rescue Engine-1113, Rescue-11011, Medic-1114
At 2118, Engine Co. 2 was dispatched for a vehicle on fire at Donald B. Rice Auto in Brandy Station. Chief-2-2 arrived on the scene to a fully involved Mazda RX-7, approx. 30 feet from the structure. Wagon-2 with a crew of six arrived and began fire attack. Tanker-2 with a crew of two arrived and established a supply line to Wagon-2. The fire was extinguished within 3 minutes of arrival and all units cleared the scene in under 30 minutes.
Units on the assignment: Wagon-2, Tanker-2
At 0418, Engine Co. 2 was dispatched to an auto accident with reported entrapment. Wagon-2 with a crew of 5 arrived and confirmed the entrapment, then performed a two door with B post removal to extricate the patient. Due to weather, all helicopter agencies contacted were unable to support the incident. Medic-11-9 transported the patient to MWH.
Units on the assignment: Wagon-2, SERV-2, Medic-11-9, Response-11.
This morning the Brandy VFD took the opportunity to talk about fire safety with Epiphany Catholic School students. The event was a great success with plenty of good information and questions from the young future firefighters. This was part of a unified effort among all volunteer fire organizations throughout Culpeper county to spread the word about fire safety.