|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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|Thu. Jan 17th 2013|
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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|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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We attended the first training of citizen overdose reversal training and found this to provide more information than the Naloxone training received by EMS. It can be very helpful to all of us. If you know any family who might need this training experience you should invite them to go with you to this event.
EVENT: CITIZEN OVERDOSE REVERSAL TRAINING
Learn How You Can Stop an Opioid Overdose. Overdose from opioid use is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Our communities need your help.
Had a wisdom tooth pulled ? Recovering from a Caesarean section ? Suffered a work accident? Hurt your back ? Have you had foot surgery ? Hip replacement ?
You may have been prescribed opioids for pain management if you received Codeine – Morphine-Fentanyl – OxyContin – Percoset and/or Vicodin. Other forms of opioids seen in the community include heroin and synthetic Fentanyl. An overdose can occur regardless of age, economic status or health. An overdose can happen regardless of the source of the drug.
NASAL ADMINISTRATION OF NALOXONE SAVES LIVES
WHO: You. Everyone is invited to learn how to save a life. No fee for training. Tell a friend.
TO ATTEND: PLEASE CALL WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION: 202 802 6994
NEEDED ~ THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED IN ADVANCE TO ORGANIZE TRAINING MATERIALS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT.
WHEN: THURSDAY EVENING AT 7:00 PM OCTOBER 27th
WHERE: RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY LIBRARY
Off of Lee Highway before you reach the Town of Washington heading west on 211
4 Library Road, Washington, VA. 22747
FEE: NO COST. Call to register 202.802.6994
TRAINER: GINNY ATWOOD LOVITT OF THE CHRIS ATWOOD FOUNDATION
See the website for more information: www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org
Please register by calling 202.802.6994 cell * Before Date of Training
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 "www.rappahannocklions.org" You could be investing in a 4% return for the Lions Club who share it with all Rappahannock County Fire and Rescue Companies.
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 are available from Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company
Just call 540-937-4110 or 540-937-2225 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
The December Annual Meeting was held to elect Officers for 2016 The results are as follows:
Meddie Arismende Chief, Sharon Komar EMS Chief, Paul Komar President, William Whorton Vice President, Kelly Bennett Secretary, Ruti Ruela Treasurer, Randy Bennett and Brian Scott as Directors. Thanks to last years Officers for your dedicated service and to the Officers of 2016, good luck in the upcoming year.
Check out the CEU Catalog in our file library. It has courses for Fire and EMS.
Take a look.
For Hall Rentals please contact Billy Whorton @ 540-937-0334. 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: https://www.abc.virginia.gov/
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. http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/firefighters/
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.