Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue calls for Sept. 20

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Monday, Sept. 10 10:35 a.m. – Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, general illness, companies 4 and 1 1:03 p.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, laceration, company 1 Tuesday, Sept. 11 8:47 a.m. – Castleton Ford Road, Castleton, general illness, companies 5 and 3 6:46 p.m. – Carter Lane, Amissville, injury, company 3 Wednesday, Sept. 12...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Sept. 13

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Monday, Sept. 3 11:29 p.m. – Old Grigsby Lane, Washington, smoke investigation, companies 1 and 2 Tuesday, Sept. 4 9:51 a.m. – Lee Highway, Amissville, assist other agency, companies 3 and 4 2:47 p.m. – Grand View Road, Washington, injury, companies 1 and 7 8:45 p.m. – Aaron Mountain, Road, Castleton, general illness, companies...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Sept. 6

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Monday, Aug. 27 7:01 a.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, company 5 7:31 a.m. – Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, stroke, companies 9 and 4 3:54 p.m. – Lee Highway, Amissville, injury, company 3 Wednesday, Aug. 29 9:56 a.m. – South Poes Road, Amissville, general illness, company 3 10:38 a.m. – Main Street, Washington, medical...
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Photos: Flint Hill VFR Parade

Desert Rose Ranch float, with its driver and assistant.

Photos taken by Kelly Jo Settle during the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department's annual parade, during its August carnival at the fire hall.
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Fire and Rescue calls for Aug. 30

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Rappahannock County fire and rescue calls dispatched Aug. 20-26: Monday, Aug. 20 8:21 a.m. – Bronson Lane, Sperryville, injury, companies 7 and 4 8:25 a.m. – Oden Avenue, Washington, general illness, company 1 3:31 p.m. – Viewtown Road, Amissville, back pain, companies 3 and 4 3:48 p.m. – Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, difficulty breathing,...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Aug. 23

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Rappahannock County fire and rescue calls dispatched Aug. 13-19: Monday, Aug. 13 1:53 p.m. – Coughlin Lane, Castleton, general illness, companies 5 and 7 7:13 p.m. – Weaver Road, Amissville, motor vehicle accident, companies 3 and 4 8:21 p.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 9:34 p.m. – Nez Perce Way, Chester Gap, fracture,...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Aug. 16

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Aug. 16

Rappahannock County fire and rescue calls dispatched Aug. 6-12: Monday, Aug. 6 11:02 a.m. – Linden Lane, Flint Hill, 911 open line, companies 3 and 4 4:30 p.m. – Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, general illness, company 7 9:33 p.m. – Mountain Lane, Chester Gap, unconscious person, company 9 Tuesday, Aug. 7 3:23 a.m. – Lee...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Aug. 9

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Aug. 9

Rappahannock County fire and rescue calls dispatched July 30 through Aug. 5: Monday, July 30 11:24 a.m. – Lee Highway, Sperryville, electrial fire, company 5 4:58 p.m. – Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, injury, companies 9 and 4 6:41 p.m. – Castleton Ford Road, Casleton, injury, companies 5 and 3 8:53 p.m. – Aaron...
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Fire and Rescue calls for Aug. 2

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Aug. 2

Rappahannock County fire and ambulanace calls dispatched July 23-29: Monday, July 23 6:39 p.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, company 5 7:06 p.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 Tuesday, July 24 11:11 a.m. – Johnson Farm Lane, Sperryville, public service, companies 7 and 1 6:13 p.m. – Sons Road, Sperryville, motor vehicle...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for July 26

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July 26

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched July 16-22: Monday, July 16 2:52 a.m. – Aaron Mountain Road, Castleton, chest pain, companies 5 and 3 6:39 p.m. – Piedmont Avenue, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7 8:30 p.m. – Lee Highway, Sperryville, public service, company 7 Tuesday, July 17 7:43 p.m. – Red...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for July 12

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July 12

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched July 2-8: Monday, July 2 2:22 a.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 7:54 a.m. – Ben Venue Road, Flint Hill, motor vehicle accident, companies 4 and 1 9:15 a.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, company 5 10:38 a.m. –Rush River Lane, Washington, smoke investigation, company...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for July 5

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 25 through July 1: Monday, June 25 4:42 a.m. – Madison County, mutual aid, companies 2 and 1 9:28 p.m. – Hackleys Mill Road, Amissville, difficulty breathing, company 3 Tuesday, June 26 3:29 a.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, company 5 3:57 p.m. – Ridge Road,...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for June 28

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Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 18-24: Monday, June 18 10:46 a.m. – Main Street, Washington, public service, company 1 Tuesday, June 19 9:47 a.m. – Fodderstack Road, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1, 4 and 7 12 p.m. – Laurel Mill Road, Castleton, fire alarm, companies 5 and 3 3:54 p.m. – Lee...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for June 21

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June 21

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 11-17: Monday, June 11 10:39 a.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, public service, company 1 3:42 p.m. – Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, allergic reaction, companies 9 and 4 3:48 p.m. – Water Street, Sperryville, public service, companies 7 and 2 9:59 a.m. – Water Street, Sperryville, general...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for June 14

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June 14

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched June 4-10: Monday, June 4 12:45 p.m. – Four Spring Lane, Amissville, injury, company 3 11:08 p.m. – Main Street, Sperryville, injury, companies 7, 1 and 3 Tuesday, June 5 7:21 a.m. – Lee Highway, Amissville, motor vehicle accident, company 3 12:47 p.m. –  Chester Gap Road, Chester...
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Sperryville VFD keeps on truckin’

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A sense of purposeful, controlled energy pervades the walls of the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department, based on U.S. 211 just west of Sperryville. And those walls are expanding.
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Fire and Rescue Calls for May 24

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched May 21-28:     Monday, May 21 3:56 p.m. – Slate Mills Road, Sperryville, motor vehicle accident, companies 7, 2, 8 and 1 5:17 p.m. – Gaschs Lane, Castleton, laceration, companies 5 and 3 Tuesday, May 22 4:57 p.m. – Middle Street, Washington, chest pain, company 1 4:57...
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Letter: You made Miss Rapp a huge success  

Tiny Miss Rappahannock category contestants last Saturday were (from left) Theodora Harper Kensy (second runner-up), Candace Settle, Jaidyn Kenzie Mullins (the winner) Mackenzie Jayden Mardeusz (first runner-up), Kierston Taylor Lillard and Ava Elizabeth Jenkins.

The Miss Rappahannock pageant May 19 was a major fundraising event for the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad. It could not have been such a huge success without the participation of the wonderful children and adults of our community and the surrounding communities. We thank each and every one who participated. You are all beautiful...
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Sperryville column for May 24

RCHS’ boys varsity soccer team members pause during their Sperryville Rescue carwash duty for a portrait, including (from left): Matt Lombardi, Ben Estes, Clayton Hatcher, Tanyon Lee, Edwin Garcia, Logan Vest, Robbie Adams, Case Kramer, Logan Welch, Smith Clifton, Shane L’Amoreaux, Brian Baumgardner, Jon Letson, Patrick Foley, Alex Jung, Amrit Tamang, Andrew Oyster and coach James Lofton.

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad welcomes soccer team and bike club; remembering those who served; People to People outreach; more yoga and the bridge construction continues.
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Fire and Rescue Calls for May 24

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched May 14-20:     Monday, May 14 1:41 a.m. – Main Street, Washington, difficulty breathing, company 1 8:02 a.m. – Dearing Lane, Huntly, public service, company 4 12:10 p.m. – Rudasill Mill Road, Woodville, auto accident, companies 1 and 7 7:06 p.m – Thorton Gap Church Road, Sperryville,...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for May 17

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched May 7-13:     Monday, May 7        8:05 a.m. – Warren County, mutual aid 10:15 a.m. – Hawkins Lane, Castleton, unconscious person, companies 5 and 3 11:35 a.m. – Hawkins Lane, Castleton, gas leak, companies 5, 3 and 1 5 p.m. – Zachary Taylor Highway,...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for May 10

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 30 to May 5: Monday, April 30 9:26 a.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, motor vehicle accident, companies 2, 7 and 1 2:28 p.m. – Fish Hawk Pass Lane, Flint Hill, alarm activation, company 1 6:28 p.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, injury, company 1 6:39 p.m. – Main...
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Letter: Our dedicated fire/rescue crews

A few days ago, I was making a small adjustment on a water pipe in the bathroom. This created more water pressure and overflowing. I had a panic attack, but managed to dial 911. Washington Fire Chief Gary Jenkins and his firemen, and medic Ann Spieker, were on the scene. Thanks to the wet...
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Sperryville column for May 3

Anthony Ganz, 7, is clearly happy about catching his first fish on his first cast.

Fishing with the grandson, Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad news, and Miss Rappahannock pageant is coming up.
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Fire and Rescue Calls for May 3

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 23-29: Monday, April 23 3:02 a.m. – Lee Highway, Sperryville, chest pains, companies 7 and 1 9:37 a.m. – Warrenton County, mutual aid, company 9 2:37 p.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 5:06 p.m. – Wheeler Street, Washington, public service, company 1 Tuesday, April 24...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for April 19

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Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 16-22: Monday, April 16 12:15 a.m. – Tiger Valley Road, Washington, diabetic emergency, companies 1, 4 and 7 Tuesday, April 17 2:36 p.m. – Schoolhouse Road, Washington, public service, company 1 3:57 p.m. – Richmond Road, Amissville, injury, companies 5 and 3 8:16 p.m. – Warren County,...
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Chester Gap column for April 19

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April 19

The beauty(s) of Chester Gap Last Saturday (April 14) saw Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosting its annual beauty pageant – with more than 50 contestants participating. The pageant was the result of much hard work and perseverance on the parts of Ashley Settle, Angie Norman and Tabitha Swain. They in turn wished...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for April 19

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April 19

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 9-15: Monday, April 9 12:34 a.m. – Jackson Lane, Boston, stroke, companies 7 and 5 2:31 a.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 7:55 a.m. – Warren  County, mutual aid 11:23 a.m. – Warren County, mutual aid, company 9 2:01 p.m. – Red Haven Lane, Chester...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for April 12

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April 12

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 2-8: Monday, April 2 7:32 a.m. – Starks Road, Washington, general illness, companies 1 and 7 10:55 a.m. – Black Bear Trail Lane, Washington, unresponsive person, companies 1 and 7 5:38 p.m. – Tiger Valley Road, Washington, overdose, companies 1 and 4 9:51 p.m. – Spike Lane,...
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Sperryville column for April 5

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April 5
Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members gather for a group portrait in front of their building, including a recently completed addition of an ambulance bay (on the left). The bay will house an ambulance to be delivered this summer to replace an older and failing vehicle.

Meet the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad crew; take care in summer sun; and enjoy new yoga classes at Stonewall Abbey.
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Fire and Rescue Calls for April 5

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April 5

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched March 26-April 1: Monday, March 26 7:09 a.m. – Hopewell Lane, Sperryville, general illness, companies 7 and 1 4:47 p.m. – Piedmont Avenue, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7 5:37 p.m. – Blue Ridge Road, Chester Gap, public service, companies 9 and 4 8:51 p.m. – Zachary...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for March 29

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March 29

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched March 19-24: Monday, March 19 10:39 a.m. – Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, 911 hang up, companies 2, 7 and 1 4:59 p.m. – Chestnut Oak Lane, Amissville, general illness, companies 3 and 4 6:53 p.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, companies 5 and 3 9:36 p.m. – Culpeper County,...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for March 22

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March 22

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched March 12-18  : Monday, March 12 7:03 – Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, general illness 5:13 p.m. – South Poes Road, Amissville, brush fire,  companies 3, 4 and 1 7:11 p.m. – Lee Highway, Washington, public service, company 1 10:59 p.m – Culpeper County, mutual aid, companies 3...
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Fire and Rescue Calls for March 15

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March 15

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched March 5-11: Monday, March 5 9:36 a.m. – Rudasill Mill Road, DOA, companies 7 and 1 4:40 p.m. –  Lee Highway, Washington, abdominal pain, company 1 Tuesday, March 6 1:04 a.m. – Quann Lane, Chester Gap, general illness, company 9 4:50 a.m. – Culpeper County, mutual aid, companies...
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Plane crashes, burns in Huntly; N.H. couple lives

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A New Hampshire woman remains in critical condition after she and her husband apparently walked away from the crash of their single-engine plane in a pasture on a farm north of Flint Hill.
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Fire and Rescue Calls for March 8

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Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched Feb. 13-March 4: Monday, Feb. 13 12:12 a.m. –  Jackson Lane, Castleton, general illness, companies 5 and 7 5:46 a.m. – South Poes Road, Amissville, motor vehicle accident, companies 3 and 4 7:40 a.m. – Water Street, Sperryville, injury from a fall, companies 1, 7 and 4 9:20...
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First responders honored at banquet

THE AWARDEES: Among the Rappahannock County fire and rescue award winners for 2011 are, from left: Harold Beebout, Clinton Wines, Donald Gore, Dylan Norman and Kurt Feldmyer. Missing are Ashley Crawford and J.D. Hartman.

At the annual Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association awards banquet, held at the Sperryville fire station’s social hall on Feb. 11, six of the county’s emergency responders and one local business were honored for their service to the community in 2011. This year more than 100 fire and rescue members, their families...
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Chester Gap column for March 1

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March 1
THREE YOUNG Chester Gap residents at the Rappahannock County Cub Scout Pack 123’s Blue and Gold Banquet last Saturday night show off new badges they received. From left: Cole Stocks, wolf badge; Luke Ubben and J.T. Drebelis, each with a bobcat badge.

Annual awards Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosted their annual awards banquet Feb. 4 at the station – with a very strong attendance for the department’s premiere community celebration, where neighbors and friends come out in force and bring their favorite recipes to share. Board of supervisors chairman and Wakefield district representative Roger...
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Smoke alarm program aims to protect Virginians

A smoke alarm installation and education campaign is underway in Virginia to prevent fire related deaths and injuries across the Commonwealth by identifying and installing smoke alarms in at-risk homes. Rappahannock County is participating in the project and will be identifying homes in need of the smoke alarms. The program’s goal is to target...
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Sperryville column for Feb. 16

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Feb. 16

News about bridges; Sperryville Rescue's volunteer award winners; guest columnist ahead.
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