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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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COMMUNICATIONS GUIDLINES

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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 Welcome to

Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company

   Thank You for viewing our website

 

SPRING SHOOTING MATCH

Please join us on Fridays Commencing March 2nd 2018 for the

 SPRING SHOOTING MATCH

 

 

Accessory Building

A Special thanks goes out to  (Culpeper) who partnered with Castleton to assist us in taking this project to completion. We have already started our construction project. The pictures below show the skeleton building structure with the steps of installing trusses. 40 foot trusses were quickly installed by a backhoe and strong arms on the sides and center to lift, slide and erect the trusses. We did perform a quick test fit of SERV-5 (still under construction) to verify we have clearance for height, width and length. Mission success for fit with room to spare. There is even enough room for the eventual snow plow that will go on SERV-5 to sit on the floor in the rear of the truck.

 
Side metal up and the front gable finished. Rear gable to follow and then the final roof trim. After that Electrical rough in and final inspection and by then SERV-5 will be ready to occupy the space along with the concession trailers and utility 5.
 
 
 
 
Concrete is poured and finished. Now we are ready for the metal.
 
                    

                          

 

 

  

 Special Emergency Response Vehicle (SERV-5)

The story of the acquisition, build and outfitting of the the new Special Emergency Response Vehicle (SERV-5) which is a LMTV 2.5 Ton Turbo Diesel powered, all wheel drive military vehicle being converted to a Fire Department wild land brush truck with capabilities of fording 48 inches of water for water rescues and awesome traction for major snow events.
Body Work, Sanding and Painting are nearly complete. Keep in mind the Green paint used by the Army is an Epoxy based paint with hardener and the coating must meet a Mil Spec for paint thickness for each application. This truck had been camouflaged from the factory, sand color and later repainted to be Camouflaged again. The best that could be done was to smooth out the surfaces and applying a primer coat to be wet sanded to the desired smoothness.  NOT  AN EASY TASK!!!!!!  
                       
   
 
   
Frame painted and now to wet sand the cab for the White and Castleton Signature Burgandy bottom.
Then off to Graphics by Howington for final outside decor.
  
 
500 Gallon Skid Tank unit is due to arrive around the week of 12/11.
Installation of Tank, Pump, Piping and Tool boxes to follow.
Last item would be the snow plow installation and then SERV-5 can reside in the 
newly completed garage we are finishing at the same time.
 
 
 

                                   

The truck originated as an Army Vehicle located at Ft. Bragg, NC. Hard to tell where in the world this vehicle has traveled but it did not see much road travel with on 11,000 miles on the odometer. The vehicle was donated by the Virginia Department of Forestry to provide Castleton with a wildland brush fire fighting capability and we are required to eliminate the camouflage paint which is not easy. I am sure the Mil-Specs for this paint required it to be super hard and super thick. Working to sand and paint this will be a challenge. Two examples of other converted LMTV's are below. The one on the left meets the requirements of basic painting. The one on the right went a little further. Our plan falls in the middle of the two approaches.
                            
 
To date the interior has been painted white to brighten things up, the wiring for lights, flood lights, radios and siren is completed and all emergency and scene lights have been installed. 
 

Emergency Lighting is 16 red and white flashers, Tons of wiring and two 20 inch LED Scene lights in front and 52 inch scene lights on each side of the cab and ground lighting around the truck. We also installed a winch powered crane to be able to lift a stokes stretcher if the need arises during inclement weather. Still left to do is the sanding and painting of the body and bed as well as the under carriage (a Requirement of the VA Dept of Forestry). 

 
     
Additional plans are formulated for creating the wildland brush truck but we will work on the paint to match our color scheme below on our Brush truck, EMS Response Vehicle and Utility
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

The Mystery HAS NEVER Been Solved as of 12/7/2017

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.

 

 

 

MEMBERS: 

  • 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. 

NEIGHBORS:

  • 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 president5@castletonfire.com 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 CCVFC@castletonfire.com 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 540-987-8916 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 occurred Wednesday 12/6/2017. During the meeting election of 2018 officers took place.

2018 Officers are:

Johnny Howington Chief, Jacqui Howington EMS Chief, Brian Wharton President, Daniel Brecht Vice President, Kelly Bennett Secretary, MeredithBolton Treasurer, Paul Komar and Randy Bennett as Directors. Thanks to last years Officers for your dedicated service and to the Officers of 2018, 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 Daniel Brecht @ 207-205-2272. 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 or leave a message on the station phone 540-937-4110 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/library/licenses/pdfs/banquet.pdf?la=en  

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Mesothelioma

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/

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.

Upcoming Events
Every 2nd Wednesday
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Every 3rd Wednesday
7:00pm
Every 2nd Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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2017 Call Volume
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Jan3101313
Feb851326
Mar7132046
Apr7132066
May3141682
Jun41418100
Jul41115115
Aug41014129
Sep71320149
Oct82331180
Nov81018198
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Total631361981104

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Contact Information
Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company
593 Castleton View Road
Castleton, VA 22716
Non-Emergency: 540-937-4110
Emergency: 911
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