Archive for May, 2011
At 0937 hours on Friday, May 20, 2011, the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Germanna Highway near the Luck Stone Rock Quarry. Rescue Engine 2 marked responding to the incident at 0942 hours with a crew of four. While responding lights and sirens to this event, Rescue Engine 2 was traveling at approximately 35 mph on Stevensburg Road when it attempted to pass an oncoming vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
In the process of moving to the right, Rescue Engine 2 dropped off the roadway edge causing the vehicle’s weight to shift and the driver to lose control of the apparatus. The apparatus crossed over the roadway entering and exiting the left side ditch line. As the apparatus exited the left side ditch line, it crossed the roadway entering into a skid and th Read More→
The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association (VFCA) formally kicked off its Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) program and announced the 20 departments (Culpeper County being one) selected to participate in the year-long study. The Volunteer Workforce Solutions program is the first-of-its-kind study designed to assist Virginia’s communities in achieving a viable and sustainable volunteer firefighter workforce.
The program is funded by a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded to the VFCA by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a model to enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. Working in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, ESRI, George Mason University and 20 select Virginia communities; the VFCA hopes the program will significantly enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters in the Commonwealth and eventually serve as a national model. Read More→