News Headlines
Fri. Dec 2nd 2016
NIIMS Courses and New Members

All new Members are reminded to get their NIIMS Courses completed as soon as possible. This is a mandatory requirement.

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Wed. Mar 27th 2013
Company 5 Plows Ahead

When a foot of snow fell on March 6, our new snow plow enabled our ambulance to get to an emergency illness call. Paul Kom...

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Tue. Apr 17th 2012

The Standard Operating Guide was released and is now posted on our site. This guide offers a guide to good communications. Pl...

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Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company

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On May 21st the Piedmont Soapbox Derby held its Fun Day where all contestants were able to practice for the upcoming Soap Box Derby (June 17, 2017) at the Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper. Please make plans on attending this real race. Bring a pop up canopy and lawn chairs so you can watch each contestant come down the raceway.

Joy Fascato from Amissville is the Driver of The Castleton Fire Department Stock Class Derby Car and has done so for the last three years. She showed off her skills by defeating her competitors in the Fun Day race. Below are pictures of her staging in the starting block and then off down the hill to the finish line. Please note the beautiful track that is place just for the Soap Box Derby. 

As a side note, this is really a family affair since Joys brothers Joshua in Masters Class and Jeremiah in Super Stock Class are also racing and equally as competitive in their respective classes. Additionally their Parents Dylan and Carrie are fully supportive and dedicated to this sport.  

Castleton wishes Joy, Joshua and Jeremiah good luck in the upcoming June Race.

                                  Congratulations to Joy Foscato for capturing 2nd Place for Fun Day

Firefighter I class is complete and our two members, Daniel Brecht and Meredith Bolton have passed their practicals and are awaiting their test scores for the written test. I am sure they passed with flying colors. Next up is Hazmat awareness and training which will be complete by mid June.
Just as a side note: J.B. Carter Training Officer for Rappahannock County has praised this class for their dedication and hard work and their efforts renewed his faith that there are still people out there who want to do this work. 

Two of Castleton New Members Meredith Bolton and Daniel Brecht attended Emergency Vehicle Operation Course and after passing their written test proceeded to the Rappahannock elementary school for the driving course. 


As you can see Meredith has a great big smile on her face because she did so well in driving a Fire Truck. Oh by the way she used to drive for UPS. Daniel with a CDL License also did super as well and while we were there Jacqui, Johnny and Paul took the Class one test for driving a utility. Despite being cold all went well and now we can add some more drivers to our response crews. Okay Daniel and Meredith now it is time to start Fire Fighter training!!!! Great Job.



Castleton has also procured a pickup to serve as our 2nd utility and it is near completion. The Graphics are by Howington Graphics and the paint is done by Tony's Body shop in Culpeper. Thanks to both for their talents to make things look great.

Utility 5 has been replaced with a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. This vehicle was an ex-Federal Government Police unit. Fesco Emergency Sales did all the Graphics on our new Ambulance and on this Utility. We have now placed the unit in service as our First Responder, Utility 5B.


This is the same graphic design we have on our Brush Truck, New Ambulance and is based on the design from our 2001 Ford Medtec Ambulance.



New Ambulance 2016 Ford F450 4X4.

Castleton has now placed our new 2016 Ford F450 4X4 into service serving the Castleton Community as well as other areas of Rappahannock county as needed. The new ambulance has a Horton Chassis with a Stryker Load System, Zico O2 Cylinder Lift, drop down chains for ice and inclement weather, HOPS restraint system for our safety and numerous other features. 

After entertaining several Ambulance providers we chose to go with Fesco Emergency Sales with Horton Emergency Service Ambulance compartment. Our experience with Fesco and Horton was extremely positive in every respect. Tours of the Horton Facility for In Process and Final Acceptance Inspections was very impressive. The manufacturing processes they follow are very professional and follow state of the manufacturing art processes followed by highly successful manufacturing companies world wide. Mike Seabright of Fesco kept us informed along the way and all minor imperfections identified were quickly resolved. We are now training our members in the operation of our new ambulance so everyone is aware of the changes from our 15 year old ambulance to our new one. We are especially excited that it is four wheel drive and we will then be able to travel safely during inclement weather.

Thanks to the Castleton Community for supporting us so generously to help us to afford to procure this new piece of equipment. Special thanks to Rescue Squad Assistance Fund for providing us with a financial grant along with the LOEB Foundation who also provided financial support. Without these two organizations this Ambulance was not possible 










Final Factory Inspection of our new ambulance in Horton Plant. Super good quality with the minor items handled quickly and correctly. Off to Fesco for final graphics and we should be seeing this at our station soon. We cannot wait. The front view is our ambulance on the left with the buck stop bumper. Graphics will make the difference. 







Above is our new Ambulance under construction in the Grove City Ohio Manufacturing Plant. The theme remains the same with the swooping lower burgandy color like our Brush Truck and the old Ambulance. Five weeks until delivery but coming along nicely. The Ambulance will move from Horton Facility to FESCO in a couple of weeks for markings, decals and Logos. The final details will be added and checked again for proper operation and functionality of systems.


Castleton has openings for New Members to help us support the community. We need Fire Fighters, EMTs, Drivers and Support people to help us. If you are interested in joining our Team please send us an email, call us (540-937-4110) or drop by our monthly meeting the first Wednesday of every Month at 7PM at the Fire Station and fill out an application. Training is available for Firefighters and EMTs. If you are retired and want to spend a day a week helping us, that would greatly assist us in helping your neighbors in their time of need.


The Lions Club generates this cash from the "Shop Like A Lion" program that rebates the Lions for items purchased through their website. So if you need to buy anything from Amazon, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Plow and Hearth or 1-800-FLOWERS and Petsmart, go to the Lions Website at "" You could be investing in a 4% return for the Lions Club who share it with all Rappahannock County Fire and Rescue Companies. 

The Mystery HAS NOT Been Solved as of 1/17/2017

We have a mystery to solve and we need your help. Someone was super generous and not only made a sign for our fire department but installed it as well. Compared to our 20+ year old sign, the new one reflects all the hard work the company has put into improving the aging building and grounds. Take a look at our new sign and if you know who did the work, please let us know so we can properly thank them. If the donor reads this website, please accept our thanks for having this sign made and installed. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.





  • Remember to use IAMRESPONDING.COM for identifying your availability and when you are responding to a call. It helps the first arrivers to decide which piece can respond first. This system has been updated to receive text messages on the address and nature of the call.
  • Please review all SOG's to remain current.
  • Please go to the file library to view the guides.
  • Also, the Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association web site is up and running and is a source for Guides, Procedures, Map Book Pages and much, much more. 


  • Mark your driveway with one of our 911 Signs so we can find you when you need us the most. If you want a 911 sign you can email and we get back with you as fast as we can. Please be sure to include your name and phone number so we can call you back. 
  • Please remember to replace your smoke alarm batteries every 6 months
  • Dial 911 in the event you have an emergency of any kind, Police, Fire and Rescue.
  • If you have a question or comment email us or call us 540-937-4110 and we will try to help any way we can.  
  • We are continually updating this website for you to see what we do. Please return often. Thank You


We the membership of Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company will be here to respond to the needs of our community and hope we do not get a single call for help.

Thanks again for supporting us.







911 Address Signs

911 Address Signs are available from Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company

Just call 540-937-4110 and leave a message or 540-937-2678 to obtain your 911 address sign. An Order Form is available in the File Library on this Website. Printout the Form and give us a call or mail a check for $15 and the filled in form to:

Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company

593 Castleton View Road

Castleton, VA 22716 

Election of Officers

The December Annual Meeting was held to elect Officers for 2017  The results are as follows:

Johnny Howington Chief, Jacqui Howington EMS Chief, Paul Komar President, Buddy Howington Vice President, Janet Robey Secretary, Sharon Komar Treasurer, Randy Bennett  and Charlie Taylor as Directors. Thanks to last years Officers for your dedicated service and to the Officers of 2017, good luck in the upcoming year. 

EMS and Fire Training

Check out the CEU Catalog in our file library. It has courses for Fire and EMS. 

Take a look. 

Hall Rentals

For Hall Rentals please contact Buddy Howington @ 540-229-6475. He will be able to provide you with Rental Details. You may also fax your requested date, time, name and telephone number to 540-937-3277 and we will call you back as soon as possible. The file library found in the file library at the top of this web page has the Virginia ABC License application form for you to fill out if you intend on having alcohol during any hall rental. The License must be presented before the hall can be opened for rental purposes. You can also access the ABC banquet license on line using the following:  

If you are looking to rent the Hall during the Month of June or July and the first week in August, sorry the hall is booked for those two months plus one week.


As Fire and EMS providers we are painfully aware of the suffering from Mesothelioma. Many of our Rappahannock County homes built prior to 1980 have a high likely hood of containing many asbestos material and those from 1980-1990 have some items containing asbestos. After 1990, The rules regarding Asbestos changed for the better. If you come in contact Asbestos-containing-materials, do not attempt to move it. Leave it undisturbed and contact an EPA-Certified asbestos professional to test and remove the material. To find out more follow the following link to start your search for help or assistance.

Soap Box Derby

Go to the links page and view the Culpeper Soap Box Derby Website. Castleton has two cars in this race, Go and support the Castleton Cars. It is truely alot of fun to watch. The Soap Box Derby Website has all the details. Wish them luck this summer.

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Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company
593 Castleton View Road
Castleton, VA 22716
Non-Emergency: 540-937-4110
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